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Nephrology Nurse Practitioner

Atlanta, GA
Nephrology  Nurse Practitioner
 
Schedule:
Determined by covering physician(s) and is determined by the number of patients being seen and does not necessarily coincide with the Practice’s normal business hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)
 
Job Summary:

Experienced NP with the Ability to run a Nephrology Clinic from Day one.

This position is responsible for practicing medicine with physician supervision including conducting examinations and writing prescriptions. Within physician or nurse practitioner (NP) relationship, mid-levels exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the following settings: in-patient hospital, out-patient office, and outpatient dialysis units.
 
Primary Job Responsibilities:
  1.  Examines patients, obtains medical histories and assesses health status.
  2. Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic tests. 
  3. Prescribes medications, and treats illnesses including giving injections and suturing wounds.
  4. Consults with physicians as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a midlevel’s scope of work.
  5. Monitor therapies and provides continuity of care.
  6. Triages patient calls and evaluates patient problems. Responds to emergencies including the use of CPR.
  7. Coordinates appropriate specialty referrals.
  8. Counsels patient/family on preventive health care.
  9. Reviews patient records to develop comprehensive medical status reports.
  10. Documents patient information and care in the medical record.
  11. Maintains department statistical database for research purposes.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Education:
Master’s degree and successful completion of an accredited program.
 
Experience:  
2 Years  Minimum

 
Other Requirements:
  • Maintain their national certification and continuing medical education.
  • State license also required.
 Performance Requirements:

 Knowledge:
  1. Knowledge of medical model and roles of physicians and  nurse practitioners. Familiar with medical terminology, anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine, and physical diagnosis.
  2. Knowledge of patient assessment techniques including taking medical histories, performing physicals, evaluating health status including state of wellness, and compliance with care recommendations.
  3. Knowledge of diagnosing and treating medical problems and developing care plans.
  4. Knowledge of medical records documentation in a confidential manner.
 Skills:
  1. Skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data.
  2. Skill in accurately evaluating patient problems in person or via phone and providing appropriate advice, intervention, or referral.
  3. Skill in developing/revising patient care plan based on patient status.
Abilities:
  1. Ability to understand complex medical information.
  2. Ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of NP practice and function independently.
  3. Ability to collaborate effectively with physicians on complicated cases.
  4. Ability to educate patients, families, staff and external customers in user-friendly manner.
  5. Ability to demonstrate eye-hand coordination, full range of motion, and manual dexterity.
  6. Ability to competently use Microsoft Office.


Deborah  (DJ)  Smith Johnson, President
904-557-3817 
dj@smithjohnson.net
www.smithjohnson.net
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