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Advance Practice Registered Nurse I/Physician Assistant I: Family Practice

at University of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare, Inc.

Posted: 6/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 4191
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Job Description

APRN

 
Physician Assistant see below
 
Scope of the Job

An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse  is licensed in the State of Florida and, under administrative direction, provides medical/ surgical services to patients as defined by protocol filed with the State of Florida and signed by a physician licensed to practice medicine/surgery in the State of Florida.  The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse  will assist with specific medical program and clinical operations; counsel patients regarding their health; prepares reports and summaries. 

Essential Functions

1. Provide an evaluation of the patient including performance of adequate history and physical examination and/or ordering of laboratory and other diagnostic studies as indicated.

2. Provides care for those clients for which the APRN has been educated. Under the direction of the supervising physician, assists with specific medical program and clinical operations; counsels patients regarding their health.

3. Assess and manage patients, including diagnostic and therapeutic intervention utilizing appropriate consultation and established protocols.

4. Establish plans of care with patient and family that maximize health potential.  Perform those routine medical treatments and diagnostic procedures for which they are qualified to perform by training.  

5. Provide interventions based upon established priorities.   Provides acute and chronic patient care including taking histories, doing physicals, prescribing and monitoring therapies, giving injections and medications, suturing wounds.

6. Maintain a process for systematic patient follow-up.  Triage patient calls and evaluate patient problems.

7. Provide health education and utilize community resource opportunities for the individual and/or family.  Recognizes serious, life-threatening emergencies, evaluates them appropriately and ensures patients receive prompt care required to stabilize

8. Facilitate patient participation in health and medical care providing information needed to make health decisions and choices.

9. Participate as a team member in the provision of health and medical care, interacting with professional colleagues to provide comprehensive care. Instructs and counsels patients/ families with regard to their illness or injury, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, treatment regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, problems of daily living and routine health maintenance.   Provide continuity of care.

10. Documents patient information, results of physical examination and laboratory/radiographic studies, reports from consulting physicians and all care provided in patient record. Uses EMR to access/enter required/needed data.

 

Secondary Functions

Maintains flexibility regarding work schedule.

Temperament  

Must be able to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations.  Must be capable of dealing with periodic cyclical workload pressures and levels of responsibility.  Required to make independent judgments without supervision.  Must be able to make generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria.  Must have the adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.  Requires the ability to work with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.

 

Physician Assistant

Scope of the Job

A Physician’s Assistant is licensed in the State of Florida and, under administrative direction, provides medical and/or surgical services to patients within the scope of the supervising physician’s practice; assists with specific medical program and clinical operations; counsels patients regarding their health; prepares reports and summaries.

Essential Functions

1. Assesses patient health status including state of wellness, compliance with care plan and determines appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

2. May perform those routine medical treatments and diagnostic procedures for which they are qualified to perform by training and which fall within the normal scope of practice of the supervising physician(s).

3. Provides acute and chronic patient care including taking histories, doing physicals, prescribing and monitoring therapies, giving injections and medications, suturing wounds, placing splints, casts or braces.

4. Triages patient calls and evaluates patient problems.

5. Recognize serious, life-threatening emergencies, evaluate them appropriately and ensure patient receives prompt care required to stabilize.

6. Documents patient information results of physical examination and laboratory/radiographic studies care provided in patient record and maintains department statistics.  Uses computer to access/enter needed data

7. Instruct and counsel patients/ families with regard to their illness or injury, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, treatment regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, problems of daily living and routine health maintenance.  Provides continuity of care

8. Consults with other staff as necessary

9. Maintains patient confidentiality.

10. Responds promptly to pages and request from team members and nursing staff;

11. Provides coverage of inpatient units as required

12. Participates in morning reports and patient rounds as required

13. Calls consults, handles discharge planning and schedules procedures routinely.

Secondary Functions

Maintains flexibility regarding work schedule and acknowledges that night time work hours may be required Provides coverage of the Surgical Step Down Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and less acute floor patients as required. Provides coverage of Clinic, Trauma Center and Emergency Rooms, as required. Assists with Pre-Operative planning with respect to History & Physical, as well as initiating appropriate referrals for Pre-Operative clearance.

Temperament

Must be able to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations.  Must be capable of dealing with periodic cyclical workload pressures and levels of responsibility.  Required to make independent judgments without supervision.  Must be able to make generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria.  Must have the adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.  Requires the ability to work with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.

APRN
 
Physician Assistant see below
 
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

Skills

Knowledge of medical procedures and terminology; interpersonal/human relations’ skills

Ability to implement and interpret policies and procedures

Demonstrates clinical skill in area of ambulatory care and / or particular specialization.

Experience

Appropriate experience in specialty area preferred

Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred

Education and Certifications

Masters degree in nursing or graduate of a JCAHO approved nurse practitioner program

Current advanced nurse practitioner license in the State of Florida with prescription authority.

National Certification as a nurse practitioner by a recognized national certifying body

 

Physician Assistant

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

Skills

Knowledge of acute and chronic care protocols, administration of medications, delivering physical care following treatment plan 

Knowledge of how to assess patient health and measure/ record physiologic and growth indices  

Knowledge of health promotion principles and techniques and patient learning measurements

Ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of a dependent medical practitioner 

Ability to develop health education programs and materials 

Ability to work collaboratively with all members of health care team

Experience

Graduate of AAPA approved Physician Assistant training program.

Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred

Education and Certifications

National Certification by the NCCPA; Licensed to practice in the state of Florida

Prescribing license in the state of Florida

BCLS certified

Must meet the hospital credentialing requirements

  UFJPI is an Equal Opportunity Institution