Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) will offer care to our younger patients. As a PNP, you will order tests, conduct physical examinations, make diagnoses, and prescribe treatments. You will primarily provide care to patients under the age of 18. In addition, nurse practitioners provide diagnostic and therapeutic medical care and services to clinic patients. They assist in the observation and evaluation of patients, perform case histories, conduct physical examinations, order laboratory and other diagnostic tests, and refer patients to specialist or admission to the hospital.
- Greets patients, vendors and other providers either in person on the telephone in a courteous and professional manner.
- Ensures confidentiality and provides needed information to patient, family or other healthcare professionals as needed for patient care.
- Diagnose patients with illnesses or injuries.
- Conduct regular physicals and check-ups.
- Prescribe appropriate treatments.
- Order tests and vaccinations.
- In accordance with standardized procedures, performs physical examinations and treats common episodic and health care conditions with an emphasis on health maintenance and disease prevention through education and counseling.
- Works in collaboration with a specific Physician, Supervisor and other health care team members, consulting and referring as appropriate, but retains responsibility for ongoing clinical management of the patient.
- Interviews with patients and/or family, constructs comprehensive medical histories, performs initial and periodic physical examinations, evaluate patient behavior and explores patient's interpretation of health needs.
- Develops and implements long and short range treatment plans.
- Maintains knowledge of pharmaceuticals to treat disease and illnesses, to include knowledge of the mechanism of action, side effects, toxic nature, and drug interactions of medications.
- Perform and interpret diagnostic tests in order to determine therapeutic treatment plans.
- Counsels patients and families as to preventive care, medical problems, psychological problems, and use of prescribed treatment and drugs.
- Performs other necessary duties as required by the health center to meet the goal of providing primary health care services.
- Respond to e-mail and telephone requests daily.
- Makes diagnosis, selects and provides appropriate treatment for medical or surgical emergencies.
- Maintains required documentation (electronically) and consults with collaborating physician as needed on changes in the patient's condition.
- Writes orders to increase, decrease, or change medication (subject to collaborating and medical consultation as indicated.
- Demonstrate awareness of age specific, cultural and spiritual practices of patients, staff and visitors.
- Understands the functional status and physical needs of patients, staff and visitors.
- Update current signed collaboration agreements annually.
- Adhere to all guidelines outlined in Provider Agreement.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
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- One to three years of nursing experience
- Master’s degree in nursing; Current NP license for the State of TN is required
- Current BLS, PALS & ACLS certifications as applicable.
- Current DEA License
- The ability to use electronic health record system.
- The ability to communicate effectively in person, on the telephone, and via e-mail with other staff, the public, the patients and the medical staff.
||This listing expires on: 9/16/2022