Weekend Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Needed In Fair Lawn, NJ

Mid-Level Fair Lawn, New Jersey


Description

Part Time Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Opportunity

Job Summary 

The Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant provides health care services to patients under the direction and responsibility of a physician.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities
  • Patient/Client Care
  • Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, including diagnosis and treatment of both chronic and acute episodic illnesses and minor injuries.  Compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination.  Refers to physician as needed
  • Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviation from normal
  • Prescribes medications following strict protocols established by contractual agreements
  • Confers with patient’s private physician(s) as needed
  • Counsels patients and helps them understand their limitations and abilities
  • Acts as a resource person for decisions, planning, and policies affecting the health of patients and staff
  • Serves as a clinic in-service resource
  • Oversees the continuum of care process for their patients
  • Provides patient education specific to various disease processes
  • Maintains patient, employee, and computer confidentiality

 Administrative Responsibilities

  • Participates in monthly staff meetings
  • Reviews new policy and procedures as they are presented
  • Participation in the Performance Improvement Process
  • Knowledge and compliance with HIPAA policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local regulations, in addition to the standards required by Board of Health and OSHA
  • Must maintain current BCLS certification

Qualifications 

  1. Graduate of an accredited nurse practitioner or physician assistant program
  2. Current approval by the joint Board of Medical Examiner and/or Board of Nursing to perform medical acts
  3. Must be currently licensed as a registered nurse in the state of employment/practice
  4. Current certificate of basic life support by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross
  5. At least one year experience within the last 3 years as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in a related primary care/ambulatory care setting