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Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Company: Heartland Health Services
Location: Peoria
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) reports to and under the guidance of the Site Lead Provider and supervising physician, in accordance with the Heartland Health Services' (HHS) mission, strategic goals, federal and state laws and regulations, performance and outcome objectives, and accreditation standards. The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or Physician Assistant (PA) provides nursing and medical services to individuals, families, and groups emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the evaluation and management of acute and chronic diseases.
Essential Functions

  • Assesses the health status of patients by obtaining a relevant medical and health history and performing a physical exam based on age and history to identify any problems and/or needs of the patient.
  • Establishes priorities and devises a mutually acceptable plan of care to maximize the health potential of the individual by ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, identifying appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, and developing a client education plan, according to protocols established by HHS.
  • Conducts and interprets diagnostic tests, prescribes non-pharmacologic therapies, provides relevant patient education to the individual and/or family, and makes referrals to other appropriate health professionals and community agencies.
  • Maintains a process for systematic follow-up by determining the effectiveness of the plan of care through documentation of client outcomes; reassessing and modifying the care plan as necessary to achieve medical and health goals; and maintaining accurate, legible, and confidential records.
  • Participates in quality assurance and peer reviews on a periodic basis including systematic review of records and treatment plans.
  • Functions as a role model and preceptor for nurse practitioner students completing a formal education program.
  • Participates as a team member in the provision of medical and health care, interfacing with professional colleagues to provide comprehensive care.
  • Supports and participates in HHS's continuous quality improvement efforts designed to increase patient outcomes; increase patient satisfaction; and improve the utilization of HHS's human, capital, and physical resources.
  • Participates in HHS collaborative projects as appropriate.
    • Updates patients' records and changes in health status on a daily basis.
    • Maintains current knowledge by attending educational programs, and maintains certification in compliance with current state law.
      Job Qualifications
      • Requires an advanced professional level of knowledge of nursing practice or as a physician assistant and theory which can be acquired by completion and licensure.
      • Current State license as a Registered Nurse and licensed Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant and current DEA license.
      • Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
      • Ability to demonstrate the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of the patient population served.
      • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to educate patients and their families as well as provide emotional support during a crisis; deal effectively with physicians; and provide training and education to residents, medical students and nurses.
      • Strong analytical ability to assess condition of patient based on physical examination, and appearance and laboratory and related clinical data; develop patient care plans and monitor progress toward goals; and recognize and initiate emergency interventions as appropriate.
      • Basic Microsoft Word and Excel knowledge preferred but not required.
      • Electronic Medical Records (EMR) experience preferred but not required.
        Benefits Offered:
        • Tuition Assistance and Loan Repayment
        • 9 Paid Holidays (separate from PTO)
        • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
        • Generous PTO
        • 401K match
        • Voluntary Life Insurance
        • Short- and Long-Term Disability
        • Pet Insurance

Keywords: Heartland Health Services, Peoria , Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Healthcare , Peoria, Illinois

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