Covid19 vaccine required for all applicants
General Summary: Responsible for providing primary care services, including assessing, diagnosing, and managing patients in the facility following established standards and policies. Requires knowledge of the behaviors, developmental stages, physical and emotional needs, life cycle changes, culture, and comfort and care appropriate to the population served. Populations served by the department are identified in the department’s scope of service.
- Always maintains confidentiality according to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) guidelines.
- Creates a work environment that promotes safety for patients, staff, and customers.
- Diagnoses patient’s condition based on exam, tests, and reports, consulting with physician as appropriate.
- Prescribes and/or administers medications and treatments as appropriate to assessed medical conditions and current treatment guidelines; vaccinates patients to immunize against communicable disease.
- Refers patients to community resources or medical specialists as appropriate for counseling or specialized diagnosis or treatment.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development (over the lifespan).
- Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
- Obtains medical history as appropriate and documents.
- Maintains documentation in accordance with Choctaw Medical Clinics standards and policies and regulatory standards.
- Participates in performance improvement teams, attends departmental meetings and committees as directed.
- Expands and maintains professional knowledge through continuing medical education.
- In collaboration with administrator of facility, develops educational materials and programs as needed for patients and staff.
- Current licensure as a Certified Nurse Practitioner in Mississippi.
- Successful completion of nurse practitioner certification.
- Current Mississippi and federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as appropriate.
- Must be sufficiently mobile to access patients on different sides of exam tables, reach patients at different heights and positions from ground to six feet above the ground.
- Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, or bend for extended periods of time varying on patient schedules and needs.
- Must have normal range of hearing, vision, manual dexterity, and physical capabilities consistent with standard provider practice.
- Must be able to physically apply up to ten (10) pounds pressure to bleeding sites, or in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must have the ability to manage several assignments simultaneously and prioritize appropriately, to cope successfully with diversity and complexity, to integrate unrelated data and to reduce complex notions to simple terms.
- Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.
- Knowledge of current principles, methods, and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Knowledge of relevant drug and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and instruct patients in current usage.