Family Nurse Practitioner, Network - Ryan Health | Women & Children’s
As a member of a health care team, render medical care to Ryan Health patients. The Family Nurse Practitioner works in both the School-Based Program and within the Ryan Health network seeing both adult and pediatric patients. This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of the Ryan Network.
- Render to patients medical services normally expected of an internist or family practitioner in office practice: Examine, diagnose and treat medical illnesses, evaluate health status, initiate therapeutic and preventive measures, and make appropriate and necessary referrals to specialty and other consultative medical services. Those medical illnesses which are treated include the entire spectrum of general internal medicine, including out-patient management of HIV disease.
- Carry a patient caseload consistent with quality of care and productivity standards.
- Communicate on an ongoing basis with other health care providers and other staff on all aspects of the health needs of patients.
- Complete all necessary paperwork connected with duties, including progress notes in the medical records, completion of all forms required by the data collection system of medical center and all outside reimbursement and regulatory agencies and organizations.
- Attend medical staff meetings and conferences as required.
- Maintain professional competence through participation in outside conferences, and other continuing medical education activities.
- Participate in teaching paramedical personnel by imparting understanding of the rationale and methods of diagnostic and therapeutic activities on the job on an on-going basis, and when requested, in a more formal manner.
- Under appropriate circumstances, and with the approval of the Medical Director, admit patients to hospital and perform the normal duties of an attending physician in the management of patient care.
- Participate in after-hours telephone triage coverage on rotational basis.
- Assist in peer review chart audits and other appropriate quality activities.
- Supervise the patient care activities of paramedical personnel assigned to work with him/her in patient care.
- Provide care to patients with acute or subacute medical problems. This responsibility includes the recognition of acute symptoms, management of emergencies, detection of abnormal findings on physical assessments, reporting of findings, and clinical decision making. In collaboration with supervising physician, provide routine treatment based on policies, protocols, and practice agreements appropriate for licensure for treatment of acute medical problems. Provide appropriate information to patient.
- Provide care to patients with chronic disorders. Initiate requests for indicated diagnostic tests, begin appropriate pharmacological therapy, make adjustments in prescribed medication as needed, monitor compliance with treatment plans, and ensure continuity of care. Provide direct nursing treatments, administration of medications, and other nursing services as needed.
- Develop and implement a plan of care for each patient, including additional diagnostic studies; treatments, including prescribing medications within protocols under physician's supervision; referral to other health care providers and for social services; teaching, counseling, and assisting patients and other involved persons to assume responsibility for self-care, prevention of illness, and promotion of health; document and complete all patient encounters and follow-up in a timely manner in accordance with agency and regulatory policy; follow-up to assure continuity of care.
- Participate in on-going session with supervising physician regarding medical care responsibilities.
- Assist in developing procedures and protocols for patient care.
- Work at other clinical primary care areas, as assigned by supervisor.
- Participate in peer review sessions and other Quality Improvement activities.
- Maintain and increase clinical skills by participating in professional training.
- Collect and report statistical data on services provided to patients.
- Immediately report any problems and/or unusual occurrences to supervisor.
- Attend all meetings and/or training sessions as required.
- Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne pathogens standards and Center policies and procedures.
- When seeing pediatric patients at the community health centers and school based health centers, the nurse practitioner will secure and assess health and developmental history, perform comprehensive Pediatric/Adolescent appraisal; including physical nutritional assessment and developmental evaluations/discriminate normal form abnormal findings, and know when to refer to physician, Plan and implement routine immunizations, assess and manage common illnesses and accidents of children and adolescents, provide guidance and education considering common problems of children/adolescents, and preventive measures for maintenance and improvement of health.
- In addition to the application of the common principles enumerated in the pediatric/school based health role, the Nurse Practitioner will have knowledge of GYN care including providing counseling about available contraceptive care and make appropriate referrals.
- Provide on-site school-based coordination of services, provide guidance and direction to school based health aides.
- Other duties and/or projects as assigned. This position must be flexible to provides services at multiple locations throughout the network.
Minimum Experience and Skills Required:
- 1-2 years of experience in Ambulatory Care Setting and Community Health Care.
Education, Licenses, and/or Certifications Required:
- Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Certification
- Current New York State License
- Board Certification
- Professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients
- Commits to exceeding expectations of the patient
- Works well with others
- Contributes input to improve outcomes
- Asks others for opinions and feedback, provides feedback in a tactful respectful way
Minimal Training Time:
Three months of actual workdays probationary period.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear.
The employee is occasionally required to move about the office; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate office equipment.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work is performed primarily in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment may vary.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position may be required to perform other duties. If such work becomes a permanent and regular part of the job, a new description will be prepared.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Ryan Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.