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NP- Wound Specialty

Company: Northern Light Health
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Northern Light Mercy Hospital

Department: Wound Care Clinic

Position is located: Outpatient Surg & Spec Center

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 40 Hours Weekly

Work Schedule: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Summary:

The Nurse Practitioner evaluates and medically manages patients in accordance with physician directives, medical bylaws, established protocols, and with practice guidelines established by the Board of Medicine and the Board of Nursing. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle the information in accordance with hospital policy, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards.

The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.

Responsibilities:

1. Applies and performs appropriate patient care in the clinical setting as described within the outlined medical privileges in consultation with the supervising physician.

--- Performs accurate history and physical examinations.

--- Interprets diagnostic studies and incorporates findings into sound assessment and medical plans.

--- Utilizes pharmaceuticals according to DEA and state regulations.

--- Writes and renews prescriptions when appropriate.

--- Addresses and/or modifies care plans as appropriate under the guidance of the supervising physician.

--- Assures continuity of care when referring or transferring a patient.

--- Provides patient education and counseling when necessary.

--- Establishes therapeutic relationships with patient, family, significant others, with regard to religious, ethnical and personal beliefs.

2. Collaborates and works efficiently with members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure quality patient care.

--- Addresses medical issues appropriately with supervising physician.

--- Utilizes suggestions/recommendations from other team members when developing and/or modifying care plans.

--- Recognizes limitations of expertise and seeks assistance when necessary.

3. Performs appropriate documentation to ensure adherence to department policies:

--- Records accurate history and physical examinations.

--- Utilizes appropriate medical terminology during written documentation and with verbal discussion with other healthcare personnel.

--- Establishes a medical care plan with the supervising physician.

--- Writes clear and concise progress notes, consultations and transfer notes.

4. Performs appropriate order communication functions:

--- Orders appropriate diagnostic studies with consideration for medical and cost containment issues.

--- Develops a clear and concise plan of care.

--- Apply/perform technical skills in the appropriate clinical setting under the guidance of the supervising physician.

5. Participates in education/development programs specific to the Physician Extender Program:

--- Participates in inter-disciplinary patient care conferences.

--- Participates in continuing staff education.

Competencies and skills:

Essential:

* Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.

* Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.

* Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.

* Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.

* Promotes Health and Safety: Promotes a healthy and safe environment for patients, employees and visitors. Advocates and models healthy physical and mental health behaviors even in challenging circumstances. Sets high quality standards and strives for continuous improvement and quality assurance by reporting and encouraging others to report near misses and safety issues.

Credentials:

* Credentialed Provider

Education:

* Bachelor's Degree

Working conditions:

Essential:

* Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people.

* Potential exposure to diseases or infections.

* Potential exposure to hazardous materials.

* Potential exposure to noise levels being uncomfortable.

* Potential exposure to noxious odors.

* Potential exposure to very hot or cold temperatures.

* Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.

* Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds.

* Prolonged periods of sitting.

Keywords: Northern Light Health, Portland , NP- Wound Specialty, Other , Portland, Maine

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