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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Company: ST JOHN'S WELL CHILD and Family Center, INC
Location: Lynwood
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description POSITION SUMMARY Under the supervision of a Physician, the Family Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive medical services for members of family, regardless of age or sex within scope of training. Services include: Preventative care, immunizations, primary care and treatment, health education, prescribing medications, ordering and interpreting lab testing, physical examinations, STD screenings, vision/hearing, family planning, and nutrition. Incumbents work some evenings and Saturdays as scheduled. Note: If hired as a floater, the incumbent may travel between all Company sites to provide care. REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Education: --- NP Degree Experience: (Required) --- Within scope of training --- Bilingual English/Spanish --- Proficient Microsoft Office and Excel (familiarity with medical terminology). --- EHR- Electronic Health Record (Preferred) --- PMS- Practice Management System (Preferred) --- Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise --- Ability to convey a warm, caring attitude for patients while representing the best interest of SJWCFC Licensure/Certification: As appropriate --- CA Medical License, DEA Certificate --- BLS and PALS certified --- Board certified or Board eligible within one year of residency training --- Current CPR Card --- Employees are responsible for maintaining individual certifications as required by job function or by law and provide Verification and recertification when requested by management. PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES. Performs a combination, but not necessarily all, of the following duties: With focus on infant and child patients: - Communicate with pediatric patients, parents, and guardians regarding the health of infant/child patient; - Obtain pediatric patients--- medical histories and performs physical examinations; documents all findings/information ; - Order or execute various tests, analyses and diagnostic images/procedures to provide information on patient---s condition; - Perform therapeutic procedures as allowed within scope of practice including but not limited to immunizations, ear lavage, wound care, and injections; - Meet established productivity goals; - Chart all patient transactions in accordance with policies and procedures. Write orders and record progress notes which will be reviewed and countersigned by supervising physician; - Communicate and work with medical staff to ensure coordinated efforts for the provision of high quality medical treatment and patient service; - Assist management in identifying, analyzing, and resolving work problems; - Evaluate the effectiveness of existing clinical methods and procedures and suggest improvements; - Perform daily rounds/huddles as required and document patient care orders; - Prepare timely, legible, and complete documentation of all patient care as provided by law, regulation, and established policy; - Participate in continuing education to continually improve skills and abilities and stay abreast of current technologies/practices ; - Participate in Quality Improvement initiatives determined to be required by Company; - Apply safety principles as identified by established policy; - Make oneself available to travel to other sites within Organization to cover another pediatric provider---s absence, often with very little advance notice; - Ensure compliance with legal issues including but not limited to patient confidentiality and risk management; ensure compliance with JCAHO, federal, state, and local regulations; - Exhibit a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals; - Adjust to fluctuating peaks in patient flow, acuity, and other operational demands while maintaining quality; - Collect, interpret, and/or analyze diagnostic data; - Refer patients to pediatric specialist for consultant services when necessary for patient---s well-being; - Document the patient---s visit including medical history, physical exam, diagnoses and plan of action; - Follow up with parent/guardian or patient as appropriate regarding progress in high risk or emergency cases; - Conduct physical examinations to provide information needed for admission to school, consideration for jobs, or eligibility for insurance coverage; - Administer Family Planning services in compliance with Title X Rules and Regulations/Protocols to adolescents in keeping with scope of practice; - Review and audit health charts of pediatric patients who receive Family Planning services; - Attends annual Family Planning seminars, if instructed by the CMO; - Commitment to mission of St. John---s with clinic involvement and engaging in healthcare community events; - Attend meetings, trainings, and other work-related events as needed; and - As an exempt position, evening and/or weekend hours may be required to ensure the fulfillment of all duties and responsibilities; and - Other duties may be assigned or may be modified as business needs dictate. Supervisory Responsibilities - This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Responsibility to Team: Actively support assigned team/department by participating in and supporting all team/departmental initiatives, proactively communicating with supervision, meeting assigned goals and objectives, and committing to embracing process improvement initiatives. Responsibility to Organization: Actively support SJWCFC by consistently meeting St. John---s Mission, Vision, and Values; modeling positive interactions with patients, staff, and community; keeping informed of internal (e.g. policies and procedures) and external (e.g. legal or political matters) which may affect business. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education & Experience - Nurse Practitioner degree; - Clinical experience within scope of training; - PNP certification; - Demonstrated competence in reacting to and handling emergencies; - Able to work collaboratively with multiple health professionals in a busy and complex environment using tact, diplomacy, and discipline; - Strong charting/documentation skills; - Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions; and - Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Licensure/Certification - Employees are responsible for maintaining individual certifications as required by job function or by law and provide verification and recertification when requested by management: - CA Registered Nurse License (Current RN License); - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification (California) - DEA Certificate; - BLS and PALS certified; - Board certified or Board eligible within one year of residency training; - CPR certification; and - Valid CA Driver---s License and car for required travel to different clinic sites. Language Skills Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Bilingual English/Spanish (read, write, speak) required. Reasoning Ability Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Synthesize complex or diverse information. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram from and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to interpret situations, characteristics, behavior, etc. and respond appropriately. Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have strong knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, and Internet software. Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Practice Management System (PMS) experience preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee establishes and maintains effective work relationships with co-workers and customers, maintains regular attendance, understands and carries out a variety of oral and written instructions, has knowledge of proper English usage, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary, has the ability to learn office principles, practices, and methods, understands filing systems, including numerical, alphabetical, and chronological, learns a variety of procedures, policies, and services of the assigned work unit or program, performs assigned duties with efficiency and accuracy and maintains confidentiality. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. NOTE The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Keywords: ST JOHN'S WELL CHILD and Family Center, INC, Lynwood , Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Lynwood, California

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