• Nurse Practitioner

    Job Location US-CO-Colorado Springs
    ID
    2019-4671
    Category
    Health Services
    Division
    Katmai Health Services
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    a non-Exempt
  • Overview

    Provide a full range of nurse practitioner services in accordance with privileges granted by the Commanding Officer (e.g., supervise and provide general screening and medical care and examinations of patients for routine, acute and chronic conditions involving any and all organ systems; provide immunizations; diagnose, treat, and counsel patients as indicated.

    Responsibilities

    • Treat patients with common acute conditions, illnesses, or minor trauma within accepted protocols, Nurse Practice Acts, and/or in collaboration with a physician.
    • Collaborate with the physician in the health care of patients with chronic illnesses.
    • Request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
    • Order diagnostic tests as applicable.
    • Prescribe and dispense medications as delineated by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
    • Promote preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.
    • Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and cost effectiveness.
    • Ensures compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
    • Assesses patients.
    • Completes orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.
    • Participates in the orientation of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.
    • Serves and participates in committees, functions and other meetings as directed.
    • Provides relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement.
    • Participates in customer service initiatives, and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.
    • Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement initiatives.

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Graduation from a master’s degree program with specialization as a family nurse practitioner accredited by a national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
    • National certification in specialty (i.e., certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC] or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners [AANP]).
    • Certified Nurse Practitioner must maintain a current, valid, and unrestricted RN license from a US jurisdiction well as nurse practitioners. Advanced practice registered nurses in the AFMS must be licensed to the advanced practice level IAW the US jurisdiction requirements of their currently held RN license. Some US jurisdictions provide a separate license for the advanced practice specialty; others provide only one license which indicates an advanced level of practice.
    • Knowledge of professional care theories, principles, practices, disease process and procedures.
    • Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required. Knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patients condition including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
    • Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
    • Skill in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers, and other unit specific equipment.

    SPECIAL SKILLS:

    • Ability to effectively read, write and speak English in order to communicate with all patients and other healthcare providers.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization.
    • Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing professional issues
    • Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements.
    • Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and react quickly in emergency situations.

    Supervisory

    None.

    Physical Demands

    Position consists of sitting for long periods of time, using hands/fingers, handling, reaching with hands and arms, speaking or translating.  Periods of walking, standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and lifting boxes weighing up to 30 pounds.  Moderate to extended periods of office work with heavy periods of computer usage. May be assigned occasional to moderate periods of analytical tasks requiring extensive reasoning abilities. It is Katmai’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

    Work Environment

    Work is performed primarly indoors at a well-lit military treatment facility such as clinic, outpatient facility or hospital. The environment is normally air conditioned, but conditions may change dependent upon circumstances. Work may need to be performed in a fast-paced environment requiring quick thinking and rapid judgements. Employee will be exposed to a wide variety of clients in differing functions, personalities and abilities. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and bodily fluids, latex, radiation or other contaminants and safety issues. May be exposed to infection or diseases from contact with patients. Work is highly social with patients and can be stressful with a high emotional elements. Decisions made may substantially impact patients and their families.

    Work Schedule

    Work both normal clinic schedules (7AM-5PM) hours as well as cover “shift work” hours in the Urgent Care Clinics/Emergency department.  To include evenings, weekends, and holiday shifts.  These are 10 hour shifts with start times as directed by the supervisors. 10MDG – Mondays through Fridays 0700 to 1700, shifts may vary from 8 hours per shift to 10 hours per shift.

    Compliance

    To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website,  http://www.katmaicorp.com/careers.

    We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

     

    Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Spouses of Shareholders, and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003 - 2(i).

     

    Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

     

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