Nurse Practitioner

DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree acceptable, however, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is preferred. Completion of a doctoral program acceptable to the Department of the Army (DA) that prepared the FNP with additional knowledge and skills to practice.

  • Must have a current, active, valid, unrestricted Nurse Practitioner license in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

  • Possess a license (or other authorizing document) for advanced practice issued by either the State Board of Nursing granting the FNP license or another State.

  • Have a minimum of one year of experience (within the past four years) of routinely practicing as a family nurse practitioner.

  • Have and maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certificationobtained through an American Heart Association approved training program.

  • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) must be an achieved certification by a nationally recognized certifying body (for example, American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners). Appropriate to the specialty area of practice. Certification will be maintained for the duration of the individual’s advanced clinical practice.

  • FNP practices according to his/her specialty, the ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice for Nurse Practitioners. 

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS:

  • Perform the same clinical duties as those required of any military or government civil service physicians of similar experience assigned to the same unit at the Health Readiness Platform (HRP).

  • Provide quality of service to meet or exceed reasonable standards of professional practice as determined by the same authority that governs physician services in the same discipline.

  • Perform within the scope of clinical privileges granted by the HRP and the overall demand for Department of Operational and Deployment Medicine (DODM) services. 

  • Provide performance comparable to that of other providers with the same scope of practice. Workload will be scheduled by the Health Readiness Platform (HRP). 

  • Nurse Practitioners shall have sufficient training/experience to be able to perform the required duties which include, but not limited to the following:

  • Maintenance of the highest standards of professional care in the treatment of patients and in the teaching   and training of residents and technicians.

  • Prepare and document appropriate history, physical examinations and diagnosis.

  • Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with hospital directives and prepare such records and reports as may be required by the contract.

  • Ensure all documentation and reports are legible.

  • Responsible for a full range of diagnostic examinations, the development of treatment plans when indicated and delivery of treatment within the personnel and equipment capabilities of the Health Readiness Platform.

  • Exercises full responsibility for professional diagnosis and technical decisions. Request and interpret laboratory tests, procedures and consultation as considered appropriate. 

  • Follow-up of abnormal reports is the responsibility of the ordering health care provider. All abnormal x-ray and lab reports received on patients seen by the contract healthcare provider shall be reviewed. Each report shall be reviewed within one week of its receipt or sooner based on clinical presentation.
 
  • Provide special knowledge, skills, and professional capability in Family Practice and clinical care practice management to include:
 
  • Coordination with other departments of the medical facility staff, ensuring complete care 

  • Provide/document medical advice to patients by telephone appropriately IAW protocols.

  • Provide clinical direction to supporting government personnel assigned to their area during the performance of clinical procedures.

  • Provide consultation services for members of the hospital staff for purposes of specialty area training.

  • Consult with Officer in Charge (OIC) and/or colleagues, which are normally available, regarding problems either professional or administrative.

  • Responsible for the provision of mandated medical surveillance and preventive services

  • Responsible for the quality and the timeliness of treatment records and reports required to document procedures performed and care provided

  • Participates in local clinical education programs, clinical quality improvement as prescribed by Chief, Department of Operational and Deployment Medicine (DODM).

  • Attend periodic meetings of Department of Operational and Deployment Medicine (DODM) staff to review and evaluate the care and treatment provided to patients.

  • Comply with HRP quality control program and standing operating procedures of HRP.

  • Participate in clinical and quality review processes as determined by hospital policy.

Diagnose and treat acute diseases and injuries to include but not limited to:
 
  • Skin Pulmonary System 
  • Head Gastrointestinal System
  • Eyes Musculoskeletal System
  • Ears, Nose & Throat Genitourinary System
  • Behavior Health Reproductive
  • System Psycho-social Lymphatic System
  • Neck Central Nervous System
  • Cardiovascular System Endocrine System
 
  • Become familiar with the hospital formulary and prescribe pharmaceuticals accordingly.

  • Generate/maintain proper medical records on beneficiaries IAW AR 40-66, Medical Records. 

  • All records remain the property of the government.

  • Follow established standing operating procedures; comply with quality control programs of the HRP.

  • Participates in the examination, evaluation, and disposition of patients in the outpatient clinic.

  • Participates in inpatient clinical and teaching rounds.

  • Diagnoses, and treats or prescribes course of treatment for patients having disorders, malformations, diseases, and/or injuries.

  • Become familiar with the hospital formulary and prescribe pharmaceuticals according to the drugs listed.

  • Provide preceptorship of residents and students who may be scheduled for call with delegation of duties and responsibilities only as appropriate for the type of resident (e.g., FP vs Peds) and level of training (intern vs resident) of the resident. 

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