Baylor Scott & White Health Nurse Practitioner Endocrinology in Killeen, Texas
BSW Health NP Endocrinology
Outpatient clinic embedded into the Family Practice Clinic Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
JOB SUMMARY: A Nurse Practitioner is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who actively renders direct patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an independent billing provider, as recognized by Medicare and Medicaid, healthcare system in accordance with the Texas Board of Nursing and other federal rules and guidelines. The Nurse Practitioner provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the delegating physician. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Assesses the physical condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical examinations and medical histories. 2. Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs. 3. Prescribes, recommends, and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy and with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks. 4. Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient care plans based on patient assessments, evidence based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines, and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates the patient?s response to the health care provided and the effectiveness of care. 5. Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion. Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter medications, and herbal remedies. 6. Maintains appropriate records detailing the patient?s treatment plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise. 7. Performs other duties as delegated by collaborating physician(s). The information contained in this job description is intended to describe the essential job functions required of those assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job. Please note that management retains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, integrity, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Baylor Scott & White Health. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: 1. Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. 2. Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions. 3. Verbal and written communication skills. 4. Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. 5. Skill in the use of computers and related software applications. 6. Interpersonal and customer service skills. 7. Ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient care plans. 8. Ability to counsel patients concerning medical and psychologic/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior modification. 9. Ability to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests. Last reviewed: October 27, 2016
EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program
EXPERIENCE - 2 years of NP Endocrinology experience preferred
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.
As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviours that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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