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Family Nurse Practitioner

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1.       Provide primary care services to patients.

2.       Perform initial examinations, including obtaining, recording and evaluating health and psychosocial history.

3.       Perform appropriate health assessment procedures including, but not limited to evaluation of the heart, lungs, thyroid, abdomen, and breast.

4.       Assess and address the patients’ health care concerns and needs. 

5.       Orders and administers diagnostic tests as needed and appropriate.

6.       Communicates results of diagnostic tests to patients and their families appropriately and in a timely manner.

7.       Instructs clients in the use of all medication and/or treatments including safety, effectiveness, possible side effects, complications, danger signs, etc.

8.       Follow clinical policy and protocols for the performance of activities related to initiation or modification of medical therapeutic regime.

9.       Provide counseling, teaching, instruction and/or appropriate referrals to patients about health care needs.

10.   Assures complete and accurate documentation and review of patient records in a timely manner to assure quality of care. 

11.   Maintains confidentiality of all patient information.

12.   Conduct/participate in medical education sessions for professional, community, and client groups as requested.

13.   Participate as requested in Quality Assurance/Improvement initiatives, and administrative processes.

14.   Maintain professional expertise through continuing education as required by state licensure board.

15.   Keep abreast of new information and materials by reviewing clearinghouse information, newsletters, and periodicals.

16.   Follows all federal, state, and nursing guidelines, regulations and standards and adhere to the minimum guidelines for federally funded programs including expectations for patient access and quality initiatives.

17.   Works collaboratively with other providers to assure access and coverage for the clinic’s patients.

18.     All other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

  • Masters Degree from an accredited school of Advanced Nursing Practice.
  • Must adhere to Advanced Nursing Practice Code of Ethics.
  • Clear and unrestricted State of Nebraska APRN License required.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • DEA license required
  • Active NPI required

EXPERIENCE:

Experience in the field of nursing required.  Preferred experience as an APRN or FNP.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Current Nebraska Driver’s License.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is highly desired.
  • Ability to work with an interpreter or language service line if the need arises is required.

Preferred:

Bi-lingual and bi-cultural awareness of the needs of our uninsured clients, otherwise, willingness to be trained in Cultural Competence.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Strong time management. 
  • Ability to work in a team-based setting. 
  • Understanding and awareness of diverse cultures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with clinical and administrative staff and peers.
  • Knowledge and experience in the electronic medical records arena.