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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Nurse Practitioner

POSITION:
ARPN


LOCATION
Manatee County


CATEGORY:
Nursing

Duties and Responsibilities:

Treats gastroenterology patients by developing a diagnosis; establishing patient care objectives; defining interventions, schedules, and timetables; providing physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, families, and friends to understand patient conditions, medications, and self-care skills; noting changing conditions and needs; re-evaluating care objectives.
  • Develops gastroenterology patient care plans by obtaining medical histories; examining patients; documenting patient physical condition, psychological status, and influencing social factors; conferring with family and friends; developing a diagnosis; establishing patient care objectives; defining interventions, schedules, and timetables.
  • Provides gastroenterology patient care by providing treatments and services involving disorders and conditions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract; performing procedures such as flexible sigmoidoscopies, infrared coagulation treatment of hemorrhoids (IRC), review & interpretation of capsule endoscopy, writing prescriptions; coordinating with other healthcare providers; providing physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, families, and friends; collaborating with physicians.
  • Teaches healthcare requirements by establishing patient care goals; instructing patient, family, and friends to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions; providing information and resources.
  • Evaluates gastroenterology patient care by reviewing patient records; noting changing conditions and needs; measuring health outcomes against patient care standards; re-evaluating care objectives; modifying nursing care plan; making or recommending necessary adjustments;
  • Assures quality care by adhering to professional standards, organization policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and maintaining cooperative relationships among healthcare team members.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy patient care environment by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations; adhering to organization standards and policies, and to legal regulations; alerting others regarding potential concerns.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient records.
  • Protects healthcare organization value by keeping information confidential; cautioning others regarding potential breaches. Respects patients’ right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
  • Keeps patient care equipment operating by following operating instructions and established procedures; utilizing care and caution when handling equipment and supplies.
  • Improves nurse practitioner and gastroenterology job knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to nurse practitioner and healthcare organization success by welcoming related, different, and new requests; helping others accomplish job results.
  • Demonstrates cooperative work attitude toward and with team members, management, patients, visitors and physicians.

Requirements:

  • Ensures communication by team members to promote continuity of patient care.
  • Applies policies and procedures of the medical practice to ensure consistent quality patient care.
  • Attends all office staff meetings to ensure coordination of efforts.
  • Constantly strives for growth and self-improvement.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Reports changes of any type to the administrator.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the office administrator.

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