Boulder Community Hospital Nurse Practitioner Urgent Care in Superior, Colorado

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides episodic care to patients in the Urgent Care setting within the standards and practices of a Family Nurse Practitioner. Facilitates the care of patients with minor illness.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)

  1. Possession of a Colorado State Nurse Practitioner license.

  2. National Nurse Practitioner Certification required.

  3. Prescriptive authority required.

  4. BLS certification required by the end of conditional period.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability

  1. Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practice, and primary and urgent care.

  2. Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures

  3. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments

  4. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment

  5. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide episodic patient care

  6. Skills in taking medical history to assess medical condition and interpret findings

  7. Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence

  8. Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance

  9. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.

  10. Ability to maintain quality improvement and control

  11. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

  12. Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures

  13. Ability to communicate clearly

Experience

Three years of professional nursing experience in an emergency setting preferred

Two years experience as NP preferred

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED

None

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

  1. Urgent Care setting/physically demanding at times. Work pace determined by patient census and acuity level of patients.

  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.

  3. The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).

  4. Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.

INTERRELATIONSHIPS

Medical Director, Physicians, NP Urgent Care Manager Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Techs.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES

None

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients.

  2. Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed.

  3. Performs a thorough physical exam, and records findings. Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients.

  4. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.

  5. Synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.

  6. Administers medications and injections as needed. Sutures minor lacerations.

  7. Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention.

  8. Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Provides patient education and discharges patients when appropriate.

  9. Maintains and reviews patients’ records, charts, and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results.

  10. Assists in the triage of patient telephone calls and provides consultation.

  11. Manages medical and surgical emergencies according to written guidelines.