Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Perform physical examination and/or preventive health measures within established nurse practitioner guidelines to assess and evaluate patient's clinical problems and health care needs. Dictates/charts H & P's and interventions in a timely manner according to JCAHO, HCFA, and PCS guidelines. Coordinates with the Medical Director to ensure that the quality of medical services is of the highest caliber. Provides competent medical physician back-up as required by Nurse Practice Act. Obtains medical history of patients and families, helps formulate treatment plans based on patient's conditions. Consults with physician, nursing, and/or other health professionals as needed to assure holistic approach and coordination of care and case management. Recommends, orders, and prescribes types of treatments such as medication, therapy, and related procedures. Makes necessary referrals. Maintains and updates patient charts, records, and information according to facility guidelines and policy. Participates in Infection Control committee meetings monthly.