According to prescribed policies and procedures of the organization including all applicable state, federal and accreditation regulations and under the general supervision of the Program Manager, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing nursing care services to residents/clients as assigned, making observations on an advanced level, forming nursing judgments, carrying out nursing actions based upon understanding of the scientific principles involved, reporting and recording observations appropriately and supervising staff.
Conducts physical exams and comprehensive medical and social history of individuals, including those who are healthy and those with acute illnesses and chronic disease. Makes independent decisions regarding management and treatment of medical problems identified
Orders, performs, and interprets laboratory tests for screening and for diagnosing.
Prescribes and orders appropriate diet, medications and other forms of treatment such as physical therapy.
Performs therapeutic or corrective measures, including urgent care.
Refers individuals to appropriate specialist nurses or physicians or other health care providers.
Provides information, instruction, and counseling on health maintenance, health promotion, social problems, illness prevention, illness management and medication use.
Evaluates the effectiveness of instruction and counseling and provides additional instruction and counseling as necessary. Initiates and maintains follow-up of noncompliant patients.
Serves as preceptor for medical, nursing, NP, or physician assistant (PA) students.
Consults with other health care providers about established clients who have been admitted to hospital, home car, rehabilitation, or nursing homes.
Corresponds with insurers, employers, government agencies, and other health care providers about established clients as necessary.
Manages care of clients; develops plan of treatment and/or follow-up and monitors progress, determines when referral to another provider is necessary, makes necessary arrangements for further care, determines when hospital admission or emergency room visit is necessary, and determines when illness is resolved.
Assesses social/economic factors for each client, and tailors care to those factors.
Maintains familiarity with community resources and connects clients with appropriate resources.
Contracts with clients regarding provider responsibilities and client responsibilities.
Initiates and participates in research studies and projects.
Teaches groups of clients about health-related topics.
Provides outreach health education services in the community.
Makes client home visits and provides care in the home as necessary
Accepts after-hours calls and handles after-hours problems on a rotating schedule.
Participates in development of pertinent health education materials.
Participates in development of clinical practice guidelines.
Obtains informed consent from clients as appropriate and necessary
Participates in community programs and health fairs, school programs, and workplace programs.
Represents the practice or the profession as an NP before local and state governing bodies, agencies, and private businesses as needed.
Supervises and teaches registered nurses (RN’s) and non-licensed health care workers as needed.
Demonstrates and maintains a positive, professional manner, manages time efficiently and effectively, provides leadership as a role model to promote a team approach, and participates in appropriate problem solving methods.
With respect to Resident/Client Rights, ensures all care is provided with respect and dignity for residents/clients, reports all complaints made by residents/clients and/or families to the appropriate supervisors, reports all allegations of abuse, misappropriation of funds, resident resident/client property and/or any other corporate compliance items immediately.
Must adhere to all policies, procedures, terms and conditions set forth in the National Church Residences’ Employee Information Guide (EIG) as well as any facility handbook including but not limited to corporate compliance, drug free workplace, safe work practices, all federal, state, local regulations and laws.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Master’s Degree in Nursing and a nurse practitioner certification.
Experience: Minimum of two years as an RN in a health care setting.
Mental: Must have good communication, comprehension, and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to speak, read, write and understand English.
Skills: Must have working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and World Wide Web.
Licensure: Current Ohio RN License and Nurse Practitioner in good standing.