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PACE Nurse Practitioner (100% PACE)

JOB SUMMARY
Providers at SeniorCare deliver the full range of ambulatory primary care services, including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness in geriatric age groups, preventative care, minor surgical procedures, and occasional medical emergencies. The providers are responsible for seeing their scheduled
patients as well as walk-ins and add-ons, providing coverage during the operating hours of the Center, providing telephone consultation as needed, performing administrative tasks associated with the provision of medical care, participating in quality improvement activities and providing community service. Medical providers are expected to manage all patients and conditions within the scope of their training and approved privileges.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Education/Board Certification: Primary source verified Nurse Practitioner. All medical providers shall be board certified or board eligible with certification pending. In case a provider fails to pass board examination, employment will be rendered probational and circumstances reviewed; employment may continue at the discretion of the Medical Director and Executive Director until repeat testing. Repeated failure to pass boards will result in termination.
Licensure/Certifications: North Carolina license to practice as a r nurse practitoner is required and must be kept current. Controlled Substance Registration Certificate from the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA certificate") is required and must be kept current.
Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), is required and should be renewed every 2 years.
PATIENT POPULATION SERVED
Adult, Geriatric
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORKING CONDITIONS
Vision of at least 20/40 with correction; hearing sufficient to converse over the telephone without misunderstanding and to understand conversation spoken in a normal voice 15 feet away; ability to speak intelligibly and clearly; fine motor skills sufficient to perform physical examinations and minor surgical procedures, write correspondence and fill out necessary paperwork; ability to walk or otherwise move down hallways and through doorways without assistance and must be capable of rapid locomotion in case of emergency (100 feet in 25 seconds or less).
Clinical environment with exposure to chemicals, pathogens and patient body fluids.
1.Patient Care:
Assesses individual patient conditions utilizing clinical observation, medical record, verbal
information and interaction with patient/family
Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes
accommodations for such differences
Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation
process in delivery of services to patients of the age groups served
Geriatric
Demonstrates the ability to utilize medical knowledge and sound judgment to appropriately
diagnose and treat patients according to the patient's age, within scope of training and approved
privileges
Utilizes medical knowledge and sound judgment to appropriately prescribe medications, within
scope of training and approved privileges
Thoroughly documents the patient encounter in a legible, comprehensive and accurate manner
utilizing CFMC approved formats and updates pertinent medical record forms, within 24 hours
of the patient encounter.
Appropriately refers patients for subspecialty care as needed.
Rotates weekly telephone call responsibility, provides appropriate medical advice by telephone
and documents telephone encounter.
Expedites patient flow by seeing patients as assigned (including add-ons and walk-ins).
2. Administrative Duties
Addresses needs of patients in an accurate, thorough and timely manner by (1) following up
patient phone calls and taking appropriate action (2) completing patient forms related to
medical conditions, care, etc.
Reviews and signs dictated notes, lab test results, consult reports, and all other patient information, and takes appropriate action, according to Piedmont Health Services, Inc. protocols within established timeframes.
Performs chart audits and peer reviews, as assigned by the Medical Director
Supervises midlevel providers and precepts medical students, residents, PA students and NP students
Monitors medical records for completeness and accuracy
3. Patient Education:
Ensures learning needs of patient/family are addressed and documented
Assesses the patient's ability to learn
Selects appropriate teaching method based on age, learning ability, and other pertinent factors
Explains procedures, treatments, medication usage as appropriate
Documents teaching and patient/family response to such in the patient medical record
4. Procedure Execution:
Performs medical procedures, treatments, and tests using skilled technique and following all
prescribed safety regulations to ensure accurate results
Routinely takes precautions relative to age, medical history, condition of patient, and type of
treatment being given
Operates equipment accurately to perform procedure, making adjustments as needed and timing
equip?ment usage properly
Monitors course of procedure to ensure desired therapeutic or diagnostic results are obtained
and modify as needed
Provides for patient's physical needs during procedures to ensure continued comfort and safety
5. Quality Control/Safety:
Observes National Patient Safety Goals
Inspects equipment to ensure its proper functioning
Monitors environment to ensure safety
Reports equipment malfunctions, safety hazards and incidents promptly to appropriate person
Consistently follows all safety policies and procedures
Utilizes Personal Protective Equipment appropriately
6.Customer Service (Internal and External Customers)
Demonstrates concern for the rights, privacy and confidentiality of patients and others
Understands the urgency of customer needs and responds quickly
Treats all patients in accordance with the Patient's Bill of Rights
Considers the impact on patients, visitors and peers when taking action and carrying out one's own job tasks
Anticipates the needs of patients, visitors, providers and peers and assists them in a helpful, positive manner
Seeks to solve problems for patients and their families and offers assistance and encouragement to others
Communicates with patients/families, visitors and coworkers in a courteous and respectful
manner
Demonstrates effective communication recognizing diversity among age groups, cultures,
and educational levels
7. Teamwork
Consistently works in a positive and cooperative manner with other employees in and outside of departmental unit
Values and incorporates the contributions of people from diverse backgrounds; demonstrates
respect for the opinions and ideas of others
Assist in training and orientation of new staff
Shares information and own expertise with others to enable them to accomplish goals and objectives
Seeks out opportunities to help rather than waiting to be asked
Assist other team members in the performance of their assignment
Considers the impact of behavior on other staff
8. Professional Conduct
Maintains professional demeanor in all interactions with patients and staff
Functions independently and completes assignments with minimal supervision
Adapts to changes in the work environment
Maintains acceptable attendance record
Observes work schedule by being punctual for shift, observing designated break schedule, and not leaving work area while on duty
Adheres to all applicable Center and department rules, policies and procedures
Participates in continuing education , in-services, staff development and meetings
Has completed annual retraining to include blood borne pathogens, age specific and cultural competency, and safety
Responds positively to constructive criticism from peers and supervisors
9. Efficiency
Completes work in an organized and timely manner
Prioritizes and plans work activities to achieve maximum efficiency
Meets productivity standards
Strives to improve productivity
Organize job functions and work area to effectively complete assignments
Manage resources efficiently and works to reduce costs and improve quality
10. Quality of Work /Problem Solving
Demonstrates commitment to excellence by consistently looking for ways to improve and
promote quality
Identifies problems in a timely manner and develops alternative solutions to problems
Contribute to Continuous Quality Improvement activities
Reports to appropriate person any conflicting cultural values, ethics, or religious beliefs that may impact patient care
Consistently evaluates work and evaluate if further steps are needed to meet customer/patient/management expectations
Demonstrates sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns



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