Physician Assistant I/Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care) at University of Oklahoma

Posted in Health Care 25 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma





Job Description:

POSITION INFORMATION: Provides primary care to patients by performing the duties of an Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) or Physician Assistant I and making diagnoses, establishing a plan of care, and implementing the plan of care under the supervision of a Physician. 


REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:


  1. Physician Assistance.  Assists physician during the examination as needed.  Ensures that all information is available to the physician.  Accompanies physician on rounds and keeps informed of special orders concerning patients.


  2. Collection.  Collects samples from patients including blood, urine, etc.  Prepares samples for analysis or shipment.  Records various readings such as heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, weight, body temperature, etc.  Collects all laboratory reports, data, and records.


  3. Patient Follow Up.  Schedules follow up patient appointments, or follows up on patient appointments.  Answers routine questions from patients, family, and care givers. 


  4. Medication Administration.  Under direction of physician or other medical personnel, administers medication to patients.


  5. Collaboration.  Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to provide efficient quality patient care.  Evaluates and improves teaching and nursing practices and recommends modifications.


  6. Patient Education.  Provides educational information to patients, family, and care givers.  Counsels patients and family and care givers about death, side effects of medication, therapy, etc.


  7. Emergency Response.  Responds to and intervenes in emergency situations such as anaphylaxis, hypoglycemia, hypotension, hemorrhage, respiratory distress, etc.


  8. Personnel Supervision. Assumes lead role to ensure policies, procedures, and physician’s orders are followed.  Directs and evaluates the work of some personnel that may include Clinic Clerks, Medical Assistants, and other Nurses.  Trains and schedules workloads of employees.


  9. Patient Assessment.  Assesses and monitors patient response to procedures and treatments.  Reports patient condition and reaction to tests, drugs, treatments, and any significant incidents to the physician.


  10. Specialized Testing.  Performs specialized testing using physician-guided protocols to include but not limited to Captopril suppression, water deprivation, etc.


  11. Instruction.  Instructs medical personnel in the use of highly specialized research equipment, drugs, etc.


  12. Research.  Participates in and contributes to research activities that are related to the area of specialization in which they are involved.  Participates in conferences pertaining to the research area.


  13. Diagnoses.  Establishes diagnoses.  Evaluates collected patient data and collaborates with the attending physician, consulting services, and extended healthcare team to form a diagnosis.


  14. Care Plans.  Establishes the plan of care for patients by evaluating all pertinent information and collaborating with healthcare team.


  15. Ordering.  Implements the plan of care by writing patient care orders when within the scope of the practice or by verbal order from the physician.  Orders diagnostic tests and procedures, medication, consultations, work-ups, etc.


  16. As Needed.  Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.


Education:  Graduate of an accredited
Physician Assistant Program or a Master's Degree in Nursing for the Nurse
Practitioner

 

Certifications:

Physician's
Assistant: certification and Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure as
physician assistant or ability to obtain temporary authorization to practice
within 60 days.

 

Or

 

Nurse
Practitioner: Registered Nurse in State of Oklahoma and certified as a Nurse
Practitioner (acute care trained) by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.  Some
positions may require certification in a specialty area.  CPR 
Certification.