Meridian Health Services
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Internship
  • Addictions
  • Not a benefits eligible position

Want to make a difference in someone's life?

Join the Meridian Health Services team serving the community for over 35 years. We are a progressive healthcare organization specializing in "whole person" health integrating physical, mental, and social well-being. 

Meridian Health Services is currently seeking an Intern-Nurse Practitioner to work under the supervision of a physician, provide primary health care services for patients and families (in their certification area).

Essential job functions:

  1. Provide comprehensive primary care including performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, prescribing and administering medical treatment and medications; collaborate with physician in order to plan and coordinate patient care.
  2. Obtain health histories and assess the stated health of the patient in order to determine health care needs and documents findings in the medical records.
  3. Perform well child health care checks: take a complete detailed medical and developmental history at the routine one-week, six week, six month, and one-year health care check.  Perform physical examination, recognize deviations from normal, record and present the data to the primary physician as appropriate.
  4. Perform preschool and physical education examinations.  Review the developmental history and immunization record of the patient.
  5. Recognize departures from good health during examinations, under the collaboration of the physician.  Counsel      patient/family/care giver regarding diet, growth, and development of social habits and routine health care.
  6. Perform complete screening examinations and routing examinations in order to determine a baseline, reflect the nature of the patient visit, diagnose and promote good health.
  7. Assess, order, and interpret routing laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures; notify patients of results as appropriate.
  8. Assess information and/or symptoms of patient by phone in order to prescribe treatment or refer to appropriate resources.
  9. Consult and instruct patients in order to provide support, facilitate recovery and foster patient self-care at home; promote health through continued follow up care.
  10. Effectively utilize consulting physicians and other diagnostic services that are not provided by the Center.
  11. May routinely perform such therapeutic procedures as: debridement, suture and subsequent care of wounds; removal of impacted cerumen, subcutaneous local aesthesia, nasal packing for epistaxis; cast sprains and fractures; incise and drain localized abscesses and electro cauterize warts; and other procedures as delegated by the supervising physician.
  12. May routinely perform such diagnostic procedures as: drawing venous blood, Papanicolaou smears, collect culture specimens, EKG interpretation, and other procedures commensurate with experience and training.
  13. Interpret and integrate data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed.
  14. Perform complete physical exam and records findings. Collaborate with physician regarding management of patients' acute and long-term medical needs.
  15. Synthesize data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
  16. Administer medications and injections; sutures minor lacerations.
  17. Perform other related duties as assigned.
  18. Maintain a system for accurately recording and reporting patient conditions in the medical record; assure medical records are transferred as required when patients are referred; participate in an annual review for quality and completeness.
  19. Interview and provide recommendations to patients regarding health and illness prevention.  Recommend community      resources to meet patient and family needs.
  20. Instruct patients and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.  Provide patient information.
  21. Maintain and review patient records, charts, and other pertinent information.  Post tests and examination results. 
  22. Triage patient telephone calls and provide consultation.
  23. Manage medical and surgical emergencies.
  24. Provide monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
  25. Attend required meetings; participate in committees as required.
  26. Participate in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
  27. Maintain and ensure confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI).
  28. Perform other related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: A Master's Degree, post-master's certificate, or doctoral degree from a school accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Certification/Licensure: A Current, full, permanent, unencumbered, unrestricted Nurse Practitioner license in the State of Indiana AND one of the following: National Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or the National Certification Corporation.

Drug screen, background check and fingerprinting required. 

Meridian Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and also participates in E-Verify. 


This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Meridian Health Services


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