Family Nurse Practitioner
Work Hours: Monday- Friday with alternating Saturday Coverage
Family Nurse Practitioners (NP's) practice medicine unsupervised by a physicians. NP's are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services. They work as members of the family medicine health care team; they take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and x-rays, and make diagnoses. They also treat minor injuries, by suturing, splinting, and casting. NP’s record progress notes, instruct and counsel patients, and order or carry out therapy. They also prescribe some medications.
Education: The Family Nurse Practitioner will complete satisfactory passing of national certifying examination and or the National Commission on Certification of Family Nurse Practitioners and will be certified by the State Board of Medical Examiners.
Experience: One year of experience as a nurse practitioner in a clinic setting, preferred.
Licenses/Certification: Certified by the State Board of Medical Examiners as well as all necessary certifications to treat patients and prescribe and / or order supporting medications and services.
· A Family Nurse Practitioner shall make a chart note for every patient for whom the NP performs any act defined as the practice of medicine in § 12-36-106(1), C.R.S. When a NP consults with any physician about a patient, the NP shall document in the chart note the name of the physician consulted and the date of the consultation.
· While performing acts defined as the practice of medicine, a NP shall wear a nameplate/badge with the non-abbreviated title "Family Nurse Practitioner" clearly visible.
· A certified NP may issue a prescription order for any drug or controlled substance provided that:
• Each and every prescription and refill order is entered on the patient's chart.
• Each written prescription order shall be on either the primary or secondary supervising physician's prescription order form and signed by the NP.
• An NP may not issue a prescription order for any controlled substance unless the Family Nurse Practitioner has received a registration from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
· Family Nurse Practitioners shall not write or sign prescriptions or perform any services which the NP is not qualified or authorized to prescribe or perform.
· No drug which a Family Nurse Practitioner is authorized to prescribe, dispense, administer or deliver shall be obtained by said Family Nurse Practitioner from a source other than a pharmacist or pharmaceutical representative.
· Demonstrates ability to present ideas and information in a concise, effective and interpersonally appropriate manner through written and oral forms.
· Demonstrates the ability to take responsibility and ownership for the outcome of all actions and decisions.
· Demonstrates the ability to support and implement effective change in order to enhance organizational performance.
· Demonstrates the ability to work with others toward a shared purpose or goal by collaborating, partnering, or cooperating with others.
· Participates in drills and emergency response training
· May be called in for GVH disaster response.
· Other duties as assigned.