Nurse Practitioner - Ryan Health | Adair
To provide an assessment of, and treatment for, health problems to residents of temporary housing. This work is carried out in support of mission and goals of Ryan Network.
- Assess the medical needs of the homeless population.
- 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 or unusual occurrences to supervisor.
- Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with the OSHA Bloodbome Pathogens standards, and Center policies and procedures.
- Other duties and projects as assigned.
Minimum Experience and Skills Required:
- 1-2 years of experience in Ambulatory Care Setting and Community Health Care.
- Mobile Van/Outreach experience.
Education, Licenses, and/or Certifications Required:
- Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Certification
- New York State License
- Board Certification
- Professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served (if applicable).
· 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:
180 actual workdays
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, stand, 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. Field visits and outreach are also performed at homes, hospitals or other service agencies and community venues.
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.