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FNP - Family Nurse Practitioner
Ref No.: 15-00611
Category: Nurse Practitioner
Location: Columbus, Mississippi
Start Date: 08/20/2015
FNP - Family Nurse Practitioner
Hunting, Fishing, Outdoors, Hiking, Water Sports, College Sports, Southern Hospitality, Low Cost of Living - We've got it all.

The Community - Columbus, MS
If you love the outdoors, then you've come to the right place in Columbus, MS. We have some of the best deer and turkey hunting around. If you like fishing then you'll be glad to know Columbus hosts many large professional bass tournaments every year. Even if you're not a pro, you're sure to get a bite on the Tenn-Tom Waterway. The Tenn-Tom is also a great place to water ski or Jet Ski and is a popular place to spend a warm summer afternoon. For the golfers, there are six courses within thirty minutes of Columbus, including Old Waverly, which was voted one of the top 100 courses in the United States. If you prefer watching rather than playing sports, we've got you covered there as well. Mississippi State University is right down the road; you can catch some of the best college sports in the country as the Bulldogs battle it out in the tough Southeastern Conference.

As you can see, we've got something for everyone. Perhaps what we've got the most of is Southern hospitality. A low cost of living paired with everything mentioned above makes Columbus a great place to raise a family or a popular retirement town as well.

Columbus Air Force Base
Columbus Air Force Base is located in Columbus, Mississippi, and is home to the 14th Flying Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command. Columbus is considered a low-cost military town and is home to many retirees. The mission of Columbus AFB is "Produce Pilots, Advance Airmen, Feed the Fight. " The 14th Flying Training Wing, under the Air Education Training Command, is responsible for an intensive 52-week Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program.


REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are 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 patients 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 a Masters of Nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Possess current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Possess current certification (in the specialty corresponding to the specialty required by the task order) as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Possess one year of experience within the last 3 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a primary care setting seeing an adult patient population.
  • Possess current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), maintain current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers; American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Course; client CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) for the Professional Rescuer; or equivalent.
  • Have minimum of 1 year of full-time experience within the last 3 years in a setting corresponding to the requirements of the task order.
  • Possess and maintain a current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration number (certificate) to prescribe controlled substances as listed in 21 C.F.R. 1308.
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