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Nurse Practitioner Urgent Care

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas
Location: Belton
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

BSWH Clinic - Belton South1001 Arbor Park Drive, Belton, 76513JOB SUMMARYThe Nurse Practitioner (NP) Urgent Care is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who actively renders direct patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an independent billing provider, as recognized by Medicare and Medicaid within the healthcare systems, and in accordance with the appropriate board. The Advanced Practice Provider provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the supervising physician. Typically provides care to patients in an urgent care or convenient care clinic.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLEAssesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical examinations and medical histories.Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs.Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures or performs indicated procedures in accordance with approved policies with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates patients response to health care provided and the effectiveness of care.Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion. Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies.Maintains appropriate records detailing the patients treatment plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise.Provides consultation level services for conditions/problems related to the Providers specialty and training.Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and providers level of competency as delegated by supervising Physician.May be required to perform patient care duties beyond regular schedule based on coverage needs of the department.KEY SUCCESS FACTORSKnowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measuresKnowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctionsVerbal and written communication skillsInterpersonal skillsCritical thinking and complex problem-solving skillsSkill in the use of computers and related software applicationsAbility to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plansAbility to counsel patients concerning medical and psychological/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior modificationAbility to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic testsTexas RN licensure or RN licensure with compact privilege from a state that is party to the Nurse Licensure Compact for RNs and LVNs & Texas APRNCurrent license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of TexasBasic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transferCertification from an accredited board as an APRN for the patient population of focus requiredBENEFITSOur competitive benefits package includes the following- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%- Tuition Reimbursement- PTO accrual beginning Day 1Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or levelQUALIFICATIONS- EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -Nurse Practitioner (NP)Registered Nurse (RN)Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer.

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas, Temple , Nurse Practitioner Urgent Care, Healthcare , Belton, Texas

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