Employment Opportunities

Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Job Tracking ID: 512597-640290
  • Job Location: Newark, DE
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Masters Degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 27, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

 Westside Family Healthcare (WFH) is a nonprofit federally qualified health center that provides high quality primary medical and dental care without regard to ability to pay. The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) provides direct patient services with an emphasis on prevention and education, in collaboration with staff physicians(s) and the clinical team of providers and allied health professionals and participating in the supervision of nursing students and staff. Physicians are available 24 hours per day on site or by phone for consultation with the FNPs.

Responsibilities:

  1. Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses and treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines

  2. Recommend or implement diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy

  3. Perform routine or annual physical examinations and primary care procedures such as suturing, splinting, administering immunizations, taking cultures, and debriding wounds

  4. Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized, including medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patient characteristics such as age and gender and counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies

  5. Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, or older adults

  6. Educate and engage patients in self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances

  7. Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests such as complete blood counts (CBCs)

  8. Maintain timely, complete and detailed records of patients’ personal health information in the electronic medical records system and keep such information confidential in accordance with legal requirements

  9. Keep abreast of developments in nursing, medicine and regulatory processes and payer systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources, maintaining competence in clinical

  1. practice with participation in continuing educational experiences and maintenance of Basic Life Support certification

  1. Perform all services in compliance with the most current, accepted professional standards and the standards of the Joint Commission

  2. Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise

  3. Maintain organizational policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control

  4. Provide emergency medical treatment to WFH patients as needed, and provide emergency medical treatment as requested or appropriate to non-WFH patients who are at or near a location where the FNP is present for the purpose of providing services to WFH patients.

  5. Provide clinical education and training of staff and students

  6. Participate in WFH performance improvement activities and community education and outreach programs

 

Experience and Skills:

MINIMUM OBJECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduate of an accredited school or college of nursing with a master’s degree in nursing

2. Current registered nurse licensure and advanced registered nurse practitioner licensure and certification

3. Clinical training and experience in ambulatory care

4. Basic life support certification

5. Ability to travel between worksites as needed

 

PREFERRED OBJECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

1. Clinical training and experience in ambulatory care in a community healthcare setting

2. Fluency in written and spoken English and in spoken Spanish, including medical terminology

Job Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k match, PTO, CME, Life, AD&D, Disability, Malpractice Insurance, UpToDateSupscription, Tuition Reimbursement, etc.


Westside Family Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer.