Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Posted 2 months ago

JOB SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and supervising physician delegate, delivers primary care commensurate with training to patients of North Texas Area CHC, Inc. (NTACHC). Delivers care appropriate for an out-patient, primary care community health center with multicultural, multilingual patient population.
POSITION GOAL
Provide patient care with utmost customer service, compassion, and integrity to patients/clients in a clinic setting.
SCHEDULE/COMPENSATION
Excellent and competitive benefits package offered which includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. Company matching retirement plan and generous paid time off to include vacation and sick leave accruals starting from the date of hire.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Perform direct patient care duties.
• Examines, diagnoses and treats Pediatric patients of all ages.
• Referral of Pediatric patients that require services beyond the services that are offered at NTACHC.
• Acts as consultant on Pediatric cases referred by other NTACHC providers that is beyond the referring NTACHC providers scope of practice.
• From time to time, provide in-service training for staff in selected topics as deemed necessary by the CMO.
• Completes medical charts after each visit according to the problem-oriented medical records system. If not feasible, to comply with NTACHC’s policy and procedures regarding chart completion.
• Adhere to NTACHC’s policies and procedures regarding management of lab results, diagnostic imaging results and after-hours calls.
• Assists in internal quality control audits.
• Provides quality medical care according to standards established the providers specialty and by the NTACHC’s committee on quality assurance.
• Supervises medical assistants, lab personnel, and other health care professional in area of specific support services for patient care delivery.
• Attends internal and external meetings, workshops, and conferences required by NTACHC.
• To participates on task forces or committees, as necessary and/or required by NTACHC.
• Performs all duties and services in full compliance with NTACHC’s policies and protocols.
• Provides medical orders for prescription refills, administration of medications, ancillary testing, and/or referrals.
• Reviews ancillary test results and coordinates notification to the patient.
• Provides patient education as needed.
• Supervises patient care by non-clinic agencies including, but not limited to health care, nursing home, or hospice.
• To be accessible to patients personally, electronically, or through clinical staff to answer questions and relay information regarding their care.
• Completion of appropriate paper work to comply with insurance and reimbursement guidelines.
• Completion of all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
• Participate in NTACHC’s on-call schedule.
• Works closely with the Chief Medical Officer to provide leadership and medical direction for the clinic and clinical staff.
• Attends all staff, retreats, clinical, board or other special meetings as requested by NTACHC.
• Performs other appropriate duties as requested by NTACHC’s supervisors.
• Represent NTACHC at functions as requested.
• Supports the mission of NTACHC.
• To always maintains patient confidentiality.
• Will be available to participate in providing continuity of care.
• Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the CMO.
• Provide referrals to other agencies and medical resources for evaluation/follow-up or treatment; responsible for follow-up of referrals made.
• Remain abreast of current clinical practices/guidelines of the provider’s specialty.
• Remain abreast of NTACHC’s policies and procedures.
• To adhere to NTACHC’s policies and procedures regarding assignment of duties to other clinical staff members.
• To practice within the scope of the providers specialty.
• Work towards agreed personal and service objectives, with freedom to establish how to meet these within a broad framework.
• Provides medical orders for prescription refills, administration of medications, ancillary testing, and/or referrals.
• Provide referrals to other agencies and medical resources for evaluation/follow-up or treatment; responsible for follow-up of referrals made.
• To practice within the scope of the providers specialty and in accordance with NTACHC approved privileges.
• To avoid same day clinic cancellation.
• To obtain approval from CEO or CMO before cancelling or instructing any NTACHC staff member to cancel the provider’s clinic.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Courteous, honest and professional at all times.
  2. Sets an example as a medical professional by observing work start and stop times, giving adequate notice for absences, and following clinic’s operational and personnel policies and procedures.
  3. Able to communicate and relate well with providers and clinical staff.
  4. Maintains appropriate licensure and certification including meeting and/or exceeding CME requirements. Observes standards of medical care.
  5. Efficient, organized and accurate.
  6. Perform complex and comprehensive medical care on a variety of patients.
  7. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and efficient manner.
  8. Ability to travel between all clinic locations as needed when directed by supervisor.
  9. Participate in any special projects, community events, and committees as required by NTACHC.
  10. Meet regularly with the supervising physician.
  11. Provide leadership to other clinical staff and healthcare workers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• At least three to five years’ experience as Nurse Practitioner in Pediatrics.
• Active Texas R.N. license or eligibility to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas
• National certification (e.g. ANCC or AANP) as a Nurse Practitioner
• Current prescriptive authority in the state of Texas (APNP certification)
• Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification; ACLS, PALS preferred.
• Must have strong listening, written and oral communication skills, with ability to communicate clearly.
• Must have the ability to understand and respond effectively and with sensitivity to all age spectrums.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
• Consent to scheduled and random drug screen testing as required by NTACHC.
• Able to navigate NTACHC’s chosen EMR and other computer programs effectively
• Maintain National certification as a Nurse Practitioner
• Complete all CME training required by the Texas Board of Nursing
• Completed all CME training required for the provider to maintain specialty certification once specialty certification is obtained
• Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
• Remain eligible for FTCA coverage
• Successfully complete NTACHC’s credentialing process

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions associated with this position. Because we are committed to inclusion of those with disabilities, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions associated with their position.

• Carrying: Transporting an object, usually by hand, arm or shoulder.
• Lifting: Raising or lowering an object 25-50 pounds.
• Repetitive Motions: Making frequent movements with a part of the body.
• Exposure: To communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinical environment.
• Requires working under stressful conditions or working under irregular hours.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Ability to work in a moderate noise level in the work environment is required.

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