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Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner

Employment Type Locum
Date Added Aug 20th, 2018
Location Fremont, California

Nurse Practitioner works in both inpatient and outpatient situations and performs independently or as part of a treatment team. Generally the nurse practitioner performs the important task of educating patients about preventative care and prescribed treatments. He/she may also conduct physicals, order tests and serves as a patient's primary healthcare provider. The nurse practitioner is also able to prescribe medications.

Qualifications

  • Should have experience in one or more of the following
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Urgent care
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Industrial Health
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Orthopedics
  • Worker's Compensation
  • On site Clinic for Large Employers
  • Current Nurse Practitioner furnishing number
  • Master’s degree required. Graduate of an accredited nursing program including a Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Candidates must be licensed to practice in the State of California
  • Skilled in traditional disciplines of patient assessment and management.
  • FNP/Family Nurse Practitioner, APRN
  • 2+ years of experience in Occupational Medicine or Urgent Care or musculoskeletal disorders
  • DOT Certified
  • Current CA license
  • Experience as a nurse practitioner is a plus

Job Responsibilities

  • Orders appropriate lab tests and diagnostic procedures
  • Interprets lab results to aid in health promotion and accurate diagnosis of illnesses; prescribes medication or other forms of treatment.
  • Coordinates, and communicates with members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Expertly leverages all resources included in clinical model and fosters cohesion within clinical team.
  • Accurately documents patients’ medical information and appropriately assigns the correct coding for acute and chronic conditions
  • Participates in On-Call program which may include after-hours, weekend and holiday calls and visitations.
  • Follows evidence based practice guidelines and practices within scope of practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in delivering health care to patients through the peer review processes including chart review, by interactions with physician preceptors and by working collaboratively with support staff and all staff of PHC.
  • Responsible for maintaining credentials by keeping all required licenses current, including but not limited to California Medical License, DEA licenses, CME hours, CPR Certifications and any other required licenses.
  • Willingly performs other duties within the scope of practice as assigned.
  • Nurse Practitioner will be seeing 20-30 patients/day -just adults, performing Occupational Medicine exams and follow-ups
  • The Nurse Practitioner must have an understanding of workers comp law as they will be working independently from the MD
  • You will join a clinical team that is certified to perform a variety of physical exams including post-offer exams for new hires, drug & alcohol testing, respirator clearances, audiograms, electrocardiograms, travel exams, vaccinations, commercial driver exams, and triage urgent cased to keep patients out of the ER
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