Purpose of Job
The PRN Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant works collaboratively with the Medical Director/ Physician and the Lead Physician Assistant under the direction of the Safety and Health Director and the Onsite Employee Health and Wellness Manager and is primarily responsible for providing primary care medical services to both adult and pediatric patients seeking treatments for diseases / injuries in the clinic. The PRN Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant is responsible for the direction of nursing medical staff as appropriate to the nursing staff working with them on a day-to-day basis. This staff ultimately falls under the supervision of the Onsite Administration. This person receives medical supervision from the Medical Director and Lead Physician Assistant on issues related to medical care and treatment. The PRN Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant position is not guaranteed any number of hours per week or hours per year.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Assume quality of care for all patients through health history taking, physical examination and diagnostic tests; develops and implements plans for providing treatment of illness and preventative services.
Consults with Physicians regarding patient’s conditions, diagnosis, treatment plan, medication orders, and need for specialty care; keeps physician advised of patient status as necessary; prescribes medications according to proper clinical care and standards of practice; recognizes situations requiring physician care; consults with and makes appointments with referring physician offices for patients.
Assists the Medical Director and Onsite Administration in the development and updating of medical and other policies, guidelines, and medical orders used in the delivery of health care to patients.
Maintain an affiliation with professional groups, medical associations and medical organizations, as per policies established and positively represent CMCSS in all meeting of these associates and organizations.
Graduate from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program or successful completion of 4 academic years of pre-professional and professional study including graduating from a Physician Assistant Program accredited by Accreditation review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.
Passing score on the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP)/(PANCE) administered by the National Commission on Certifying of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Certification as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
Professional clinical experience in one or more of the following areas of practice: Family Medicine, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Preventative Medicine.
Valid prescriptive authority.