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Nurse Practitioner - Womens Health
Ref No.: 17-00057
Category: NP - Nurse Practitioner
Location: Havelock, North Carolina
Start Date: 08/22/2016
Nurse Practitioner - Women's Health
Southern Hospitality mixed with a cultural diversity and coastal living

The Community - Havelock, NC
Located in Eastern North Carolina in Craven County right in between the historical New Bern and the stunning beaches of the Crystal Coast, Havelock offers many things to its residents and visitors. The Crystal Coast is not named crystal without a reason donned with radiant CRYSTAL waters it creating mesmerizing views. Two beautiful rivers meet in New Bern, where you'll find Tryon Palace, spectacular gardens, historic homes, quaint shops, cozy restaurants and lively entertainment frame downtown streets. Farther south, you can enjoy MCAS Cherry Point and the 157,000 acre Croatan National Forest, nationally recognized for its trails and recreation opportunities.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Often referred to as the "Gateway to Cherry Point, Havelock is home to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and the 15,500 sailors, Marines and civilians that work on base. A number of services are available to the military and their dependents, ranging from housing to recreational opportunities. Other facilities on the air station are designed to afford military personnel a wide variety of conveniences and recreation. The newly remodeled Marine Corps Exchange offers a department store, furniture store, grocery store, flower shop, liquor store and a number of small shops. There are also dry-cleaning and laundry facilities, a child-development center, a bank, a credit union and a service center with a convenience store, and a number of restaurants. Recreational facilities geared to Marines and their dependents include a large gymnasium, fitness center, three pools, a bowling center, a golf course, a boat ramp, a number of marinas and the base stables.

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
  • Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and react quickly in emergency situations.
  • Perform triage as required.
  • Function as a clinic provider performing assessment and evaluation of patients presenting to OB/GYN clinic.
  • Function as a consultant covering acute referrals (obstetrical and gynecological) for patients who initially presented to other clinics at NHC Cherry Point.
  • Possess certification as a Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation (NCC).
  • Possess the following experience (or training as noted): outpatient Obstetrics & Gynecology; triage and care for patients in first trimester of pregnancy, including first trimester ultrasounds for viable pregnancy/and or bleeding; formal training and experience in abnormal pap smear management including colposcopy, endocervical curettage and biopsy of cervix, vagina, and perineum; and evaluation and management of abnormal gynecological conditions including bleeding, breast problems, uterine changes, osteoporosis.
  • Possess current unrestricted license to practice in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Must have and maintain current certification in Basics Life Support (BLS) as certified by the American Heart Association.
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