Intern Nurse Practitioner - Tippecanoe County #4803
- West Lafayette, IN, USA
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Perform preschool and physical education examinations. Review the developmental history and immunization record of the patient.
- 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.
- 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.
- Assess, order, and interpret routing laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures; notify patients of results as appropriate.
- Assess information and/or symptoms of patient by phone in order to prescribe treatment or refer to appropriate resources.
- 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.
- Effectively utilize consulting physicians and other diagnostic services that are not provided by the Center.
- 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.
- 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.
- Interpret and integrate data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed.
- Perform complete physical exam and records findings. Collaborate with physician regarding management of patients' acute and long-term medical needs.
- Synthesize data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
- Administer medications and injections; sutures minor lacerations.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- 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.
- Interview and provide recommendations to patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommend community resources to meet patient and family needs.
- Instruct patients and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Provide patient information.
- Maintain and review patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Post tests and examination results.
- Triage patient telephone calls and provide consultation.
- Manage medical and surgical emergencies.
- Provide monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
- Attend required meetings; participate in committees as required.
- Participate in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
- Maintain and ensure confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI).
- Perform other related work as required.
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.