FULL TIME BENEFITED
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation. The NP will function in a supervised and independent capacity with the Covenant HealthCare physician team. Supervision, where necessary, will be provided by the practice's designated supervising physician.
I. Direct Patient Care Strong patient assessment skills; taking medical history, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests, performing physical exam and treating illnesses and injuries. Perform hospital H&P's, Discharge Summaries and subsequent care. Prescribe medication within the scope of licensure and facility limitations. Educate patients on conditions, treatments, and risk factor modification. II. Physician Support Assist physician with hospital inpatient admission, consultations and discharges under direct supervision. Assists with inpatient rounding. Keep in contact with physician regarding patient updates/change of status, test results and new admissions. Assist with patient paperwork such as disability forms, prior authorizations, and prescription refills. III. Quality Assurance Participates and/or directs regulatory activities in compliance with CLIA, HFAP, OSHA, EMTALA, and Corporate Compliance/Covenant guidelines. Work with Office Manager/Coordinator in developing clinical protocols for practice. Timely coding and documentation of services provided. IV. Customer Service Maintains a professional, courteous and compassionate approach to patients and staff. Models Covenant's Mission, Vision and Values. Keeps our Promise of Caring. Participates and/or directs regulatory activities in compliance with CLIA, HFAP, OSHA, EMTALA, and Corporate Compliance/Covenant guidelines. Work with Office Manager/Coordinator in developing clinical protocols for practice. Timely coding and documentation of services provided. Maintains a professional, courteous and compassionate approach to patients and staff.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Current Licensure to practice in the State of Michigan. Graduate from an accredited institution. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner. Continuing medical education as required by the certification body. ACLS Certification or willing to obtain within 6 months of employment Preferred: 2 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner or previous experience as an RN within the practice specialty. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES Knowledge in the specialty of the practice for which the position is posted is preferred. Knowledge of Covenant systems, policies and procedures. Knowledge of acute and chronic care protocols, administration of medications and treatments, delivery of care and documentation of care. Knowledge of computer programs and applications. Knowledge of medical practices, terminology, billing and reimbursement Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Computer literate, must be able to work with an EMR system while providing patient care. Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain a wide variety of internal and external cooperative working relationships. Analytical skills necessary to plan, develop, and administer care to a wide variety of patients. Ability to assess and treat patients with limited history and background in a timely manner. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Respond calmly and effectively in emergencies. Make decisions within scope of training and practice.
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.
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