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NP - Nurse Practitioner
Ref No.: 15-00576
Category: Nurse Practitioner
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Start Date: 07/24/2015
NP - Nurse Practitioner
The "All American City is in need of your talents and skills...

The Community - Fayetteville, NC
Both historic and beautiful, Fayetteville is one of the oldest communities in North Carolina, playing a huge role in American history dating all the way back to the American Revolution. Fayetteville has received the prestigious All-America City Award from the National Civic League three times, and is the fifth largest municipality in North Carolina with an approximate population of 377,193. Built on the Cape Fear River, the climate and the region offer opportunities for hiking, fishing, golf, water sports, camping, museums, historic sites, and much more with a growing economy to support indoor adventures as well.

Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg is a major United States Army installation located near Fayetteville but also borders the towns of Spring Lake and Southern Pines. It was also a census-designated place in the 2010 Census, during which a population of 39,457 was identified. The fort is named for Confederate general Braxton Bragg. It covers over 251 square miles (650 km2). It is the home of the US Army airborne forces and Special Forces, as well as U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command.

REQUIREMENTS (duties include but not limited to)
  • Knowledge of professional care theories, principles, practices, disease process and procedures.
  • Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required. Knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient's condition including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
  • Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
  • Skill in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers, and other unit specific equipment.
  • Provide a full range of nurse practitioner services in accordance with privileges granted by the Commanding Officer (e.g., supervise and provide general screening and medical care and examinations of patients for routine, acute and chronic conditions involving any and all organ systems; provide immunizations; diagnose, treat, and counsel patients as indicated).
  • Treat patients with common acute conditions, illnesses, or minor trauma within accepted protocols, Nurse Practice Acts, and/or in collaboration with a physician.
  • Collaborate with the physician in the health care of patients with chronic illnesses.
  • Request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
  • Order diagnostic tests as applicable.
  • Prescribe and dispense medications as delineated by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
  • Promote preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.
  • Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and cost effectiveness
  • Ensures compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
  • Assesses patients.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization. Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing professional issues
  • Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements.
  • Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and react quickly in emergency situations.
  • Completes orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.
  • Participates in the orientation of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.
  • Serves and participates in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provides relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement. Participates in customer service initiatives, and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.
  • Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement initiatives.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Be a graduate of an educational program accredited by the American Medical Association or an accredited Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Be licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a current valid, full and unrestricted license in one of the 50 states in the United States, and the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Shall have, and maintain, current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as certified by the American Heart Association.
  • Have a minimum one year of primary care experience treating patients of all ages for routine, urgent and emergent diseases and injuries and no more than twelve (12) months since the last work assignment.
  • Shall be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Shall be required to meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
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