Family Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Family Nurse Practitioner Job Description

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Family nurse practitioner provides direct patient care based upon Round Rock Medical Center's Hospital Standards of Care and Standards of Practice, Polices, Procedures and Practice Guidelines.

Family Nurse Practitioner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform complete comprehensive physical examination
Performs medical assessments including history and physical assessments and consults with physician regarding findings/changes in patient condition
The Advanced Nurse Practitioner (NP), must be able to obtain patient histories and perform physical examinations
Performing complete comprehensive physical examination
Performing routine interim physical examinations on patients that are risk specific, and as outlined in the agency’s Medical Policies and Procedures Manual
Build and follow your own primary care panel of patients
Practice and contribute to the development of evidence-based medicine
Participate in quality improvement initiatives and educational enrichment such as Grand Rounds
Be part of a multi-disciplinary practice that offers a blend of individual and population based care
Be supported by a strong team of Medical Assistants and RNs and work in an innovative practice environment utilizing Advanced Access scheduling

Family Nurse Practitioner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Family Nurse Practitioner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, DEA, ACLS, PALS, FNP, NP, CPR, AHA, RNC, DOT

Education for Family Nurse Practitioner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the family nurse practitioner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Education, Graduate, Science, Medical, School of Nursing, History, Faculty, Teaching, Health

Skills for Family Nurse Practitioner

Desired skills for family nurse practitioner include:

Computer-based data management programs and information systems
Medical records and point-of-interview technology
Organizations Service Standards and incorporates them into the performance of responsibilities
JCAHO
CMS
DOH standards pertinent to hospital
Evidence based practice and principles of safety
NYUHC Patient and Nursing Care Standards
Physical
Clinic SOPs

Desired experience for family nurse practitioner includes:

Be on call no more than one in four nights and weekends
Obtain and/or reviews/evaluates a patient’s medical and psychosocial history
Perform screening procedures including Pap Smears, GC cultures, Chlamydia tests and Wet preps
Facilitate related services for health center patients as appropriate with respect to their confidentiality and privacy
Evaluate individual patients and prescribes appropriate medications, treatments, referrals consistent with current standards of care
Provide continuous care to patients and management of common and important clinical problems encountered in a primary care setting

Family Nurse Practitioner Examples

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Family Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of family nurse practitioner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for family nurse practitioner
  • Perform complete gynecological histories and physical examinations, as indicated
  • Elicit comprehensive health histories, perform complete physical examinations, order and/or perform diagnostic tests, analyze data and formulate problem lists, develop and implement plans of care, collaborate with other health professionals and refer patients as appropriate
  • Provide comprehensive primary care by obtaining patient history
  • Help conduct Physician examinations and treatment
  • Serve as the primary care provider for members of the organization's program
  • Coordinate patient care with specialists and help patients navigate the larger healthcare system
  • Provide direct primary patient care with the appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's innate healing
  • Communicate with patients in person, in groups, by telephone, via email or Skype
  • Build a strong partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
  • Consider all factors that influence health, wellness, and disease
Qualifications for family nurse practitioner
  • Use natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
  • Serve as a role model and leader in providing quality patient care and excellent customer service and in following appropriate documentation
  • Build and follow primary care panel of patients
  • Provide continuity of care to clients by establishing an ongoing primary care/client relationship with individuals and families
  • Collaborate with a strong team of Medical Assistants and RNs
  • Reading x-rays
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Family Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of family nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for family nurse practitioner
  • Performs a physical examination appropriate to patient age and history
  • Other basic urgent care procedures
  • Participate in a multi-disciplinary practice that offers a blend of individual and population-based care
  • Collaborate with a team of Medical Assistants and RNs
  • Help women during pregnancy, labor and childbirth
  • Provide care for women with health issues concerning their reproductive system
  • Educate patients on healthcare
  • Provide information on treatments from birth control to mammograms
  • Performing Family Practice or Adult Medicine health assessments
  • Prescribing treatment modalities
Qualifications for family nurse practitioner
  • FL Nurse Practitioner (NP) license
  • Solid Family Medicine background
  • CRNP
  • CT Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) license
  • Establishing plans of care and promoting the continuum of care with other health care providers
  • Writing prescriptions for medications without the co-signature of a Physician
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Family Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of family nurse practitioner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for family nurse practitioner
  • They practice in an expanded role to provide healthcare wellness and prevention to individuals, families and \or groups in a variety of settings including but not limited to homes, institutions, and private clinics
  • Coordinates patient care in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team around the family unit
  • Assists and provides consultation in the preparation of capital and operational budget reports
  • Maintains professional growth and development through attendance at professional conferences, symposia, and through ongoing continuing education
  • Order and /or perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Skills in direct delivery of clinical care, and the ability to work with all levels of the multidisciplinary team to continuously improve process to enhance patient outcomes
  • Able to communicate effectively and respond appropriately to changes in patient condition
  • Obtaining and/or reviewing / evaluating a patient’s medical and psychosocial history
  • Performing screening procedures, including Pap Smears, GC cultures, Chlamydia tests and Wet preps
  • Facilitating related services for health center patients as appropriate with respect to their confidentiality and privacy
Qualifications for family nurse practitioner
  • Ability to use computer and clinic software, and to document in EHR, ensuring
  • Current Colorado RN and APN licensures in good standing (Must have CO licensures by date of hire
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span as pertains to scope of practice
  • Experience preferred, but open to new graduates
  • 2 years of experience in Family Practice or Urgent Care setting preferred
  • Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing required
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Family Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of family nurse practitioner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for family nurse practitioner
  • Providing continuous care to patients and management of common and important clinical problems encountered in a primary care setting
  • Consulting with physician(s) regarding problems not encountered in the standing orders (Policies & Procedures Manual) or as necessary
  • Making referrals to appropriate sources/consultants for medical and/or social problems
  • Participating in patient education and counseling services, especially about family planning, STD’S/HIV, preventive health and nutrition
  • Interpreting laboratory data
  • Perform other duties determined as necessary by FNP Supervisor
  • Meets all competency requirements annually per department standards, which will include age specific-growth and development competencies
  • Provide medical care to Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult patients
  • Take relevant patient history
  • Develop and implement treatment plans using diagnostic data
Qualifications for family nurse practitioner
  • Obstetric (OB) experience preferred
  • Advance Nurse Practitioner recognition by Texas Board of Nurse Examiners or Evidence of Texas State Board of Medical Examiners recognition as a Physician Assistant
  • Current DEA license required (Schedule 2-5)
  • Education and/or Experience - Requires a Masters Degree in Nursing, possess an active license as Advanced Practice Nurse in the District of Columbia, and a minimum of one (1) year of experience practicing medicine
  • Schedule is Monday-Thursday, 8a-5p
  • 2 years of experience in an Family Medicine preferred
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Family Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of family nurse practitioner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for family nurse practitioner
  • Complete medical forms and documentation related to patient care
  • Make and track all referrals to other agencies and providers, with follow-up care provided
  • Assist with immunizations and/or phlebotomy, as needed, to ensure smooth patient flow
  • Work collaboratively with Physicians and Specialists for consultation and referral purposes
  • Create treatment plans
  • Collaborate on improvement in care delivery and service with management and other physicians and staff
  • Participate in Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiatives
  • Provide on call coverage within the primary care group
  • See patients independently
  • Urgent care appointments
Qualifications for family nurse practitioner
  • Work from home position, 24 hours per week
  • Position consists of pre-screening patients, chart organization, prescription management
  • The successful candidate will have completed an approved nurse practitioner program from an accredited college/university
  • Active and unencumbered IN license
  • Active and unencumbered APRN license in state of practice
  • Active, unrestricted Arizona Nurse Practitioner’s license

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