Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
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)
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:
- Examines patients, obtains medical histories and assesses health status.
- Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic tests.
- Prescribes medications, and treats illnesses including giving injections and suturing wounds.
- 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.
- Monitor therapies and provides continuity of care.
- Triages patient calls and evaluates patient problems. Responds to emergencies including the use of CPR.
- Coordinates appropriate specialty referrals.
- Counsels patient/family on preventive health care.
- Reviews patient records to develop comprehensive medical status reports.
- Documents patient information and care in the medical record.
- Maintains department statistical database for research purposes.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree and successful completion of an accredited program.
2 Years Minimum
- Maintain their national certification and continuing medical education.
- State license also required.
- Knowledge of medical model and roles of physicians and nurse practitioners. Familiar with medical terminology, anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine, and physical diagnosis.
- Knowledge of patient assessment techniques including taking medical histories, performing physicals, evaluating health status including state of wellness, and compliance with care recommendations.
- Knowledge of diagnosing and treating medical problems and developing care plans.
- Knowledge of medical records documentation in a confidential manner.
- Skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data.
- Skill in accurately evaluating patient problems in person or via phone and providing appropriate advice, intervention, or referral.
- Skill in developing/revising patient care plan based on patient status.
- Ability to understand complex medical information.
- Ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of NP practice and function independently.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with physicians on complicated cases.
- Ability to educate patients, families, staff and external customers in user-friendly manner.
- Ability to demonstrate eye-hand coordination, full range of motion, and manual dexterity.
- Ability to competently use Microsoft Office.