Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Nurse Practitioner Job Description

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Nurse practitioner provides health care services including the diagnosis and management of acute and complex health problems, health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling.

Nurse Practitioner Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective nurse practitioner job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included nurse practitioner job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Share in the responsibility of site administration with other members of the health care team
Provide comprehensive patient care and establish a family/school partnership to meet the needs of the patients are met on an ongoing basis
Ensure high quality primary care is delivered cost-effectively, consistently
Provide appropriate specialist referrals, follow-up and hospitalization when indicated
Engage patient, family and cross-functional care teams in sustained health and well-being of the patient
Partner with Open Door’s team and school resources
Maintain familiarity with ongoing research and development in relevant fields
Ensure performance improvement initiatives are supported with timely and accurate data and consistent actions
Represent Open Door in community outreach activities
Contribute to PCMH model implementation

Nurse Practitioner Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Nurse Practitioner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DEA, BLS, CPR, BRN, ACLS, BCLS, MSN, CA, HPCN, ANCC

Education for Nurse Practitioner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Nurse Practitioner

Desired skills for nurse practitioner include:

Legal issues
Applies safety principles as identified by the institution
Reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements
Organizations Service Standards and incorporates them into the performance of responsibilities
Regards to standard of care of common chronic health conditions health promotion and prevention guidelines
Computers and cell phones
Excel
Health care policy and societal factors affecting the delivery of care
Microsoft Office programs
Outlook

Desired experience for nurse practitioner includes:

Assist in the development of the PCMH model
Assist members of the facility's staff
Conduct comprehensive psychiatric/health assessments, diagnose psychiatric/health disorders, develop treatment plans, implement plans by delivering counseling & biological interventions/medication management under joint protocols
Support efficient management of inpatient and observation patients with known/potential cardiac diagnoses such as chest pain, syncope, dysrhythmias
Assure that all cardiac observation patients are seen at least daily
Screens may be provided to eligible high-risk populations

Nurse Practitioner Examples

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Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for nurse practitioner
  • Complete comprehensive, accurate and thorough review of the assigned member population, including timely completion and submission of all required encounter documentation (paper or electronic)
  • Support the physician/patient relationship and ensure timely and adequate communication, documentation of assessment findings, recommendations, need for additional services, emergency services required if necessary and need for follow up and timelines for follow up to primary care provider (PCP) and health plan as required
  • Make general recommendations to members intended to improve members' knowledge of their chronic condition(s), such as information concerning recommended testing
  • Address and close identified gaps in care (disease-specific or preventive)
  • Perform, document and communicate results of Point of Care (POC) Testing
  • Responsible for providing health care to patients of the UCCS Wellness Center as directed by nurse practitioner scope of practice and clinic protocols
  • Assists medical director and executive director with other duties as assigned
  • Position evaluates and treats a wide variety of adolescent/adult patients with a variety of health care needs
  • Completes histories, thorough assessments, and physical examinations on all patients with appropriate documentation reflected in medical records
  • Triages walk-in urgent health care situations and coordinates with emergency medical responders for safe transport to local emergency rooms if deemed necessary
Qualifications for nurse practitioner
  • Certification by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center or a Federally acceptable equivalent set forth by the Code of Federal Regulations is required
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in order to discuss sensitive physical and mental diagnosis critical health care plans with patients and qualified staff
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations for clinical settings
  • NPF licensure
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, write by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts
  • Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, operate foot and/or hand controls
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Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a nurse practitioner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for nurse practitioner
  • Assist and implement training for emergency responders on specific chemicals, cardiology, pharmacology and other topics as suggested by responders
  • Assists Senior Manager in development and execution of corporate policies, programs, and processes for occupational health
  • Provides effective case management oversight related to short-term and long-term disability, Workers' Compensation and FMLA with focus on prompt issue resolution, timely return to work and appropriate utilization of benefits
  • Administers mandatory physical examination programs and exposure dependent medical surveillance programs including documentation of findings, appropriate medical review and post-surveillance follow-up
  • Maintains complete medical records for all employee interaction
  • Performs medical testing, evaluates medical records and clinical information, and interprets results of diagnostic procedures
  • Maintains list of approved and vetted outside medical providers for medical surveillance, emergency care and project support
  • Works in collaboration with contract physician
  • History and physicals for purposes of pre-placement, surveillance, return-to-work and fitness for duty and foreign travel
  • Vaccine administration
Qualifications for nurse practitioner
  • Two to five years' NP experience in internal medicine preferred
  • Maintain regular attendance based on assigned schedule
  • Licensed RN in designated state
  • Licensed Nurse Practitioner in designated state
  • Current and valid state license as Nurse Practitioner
  • Perform comprehensive assessments for all patients
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Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nurse practitioner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for nurse practitioner
  • Completes pre-op orders as written or per protocol
  • Participate in the clinic as needed
  • Provide acute and chronic care for patients 18 years of age and older
  • Perform comprehensive patient assessment including physical examinations
  • Assure necessary medications and other therapies are prescribed in collaboration with a physician
  • Formulate plan of care in collaboration with patient and a multi-disciplinary team
  • Educate patient and family in order to promote wellness, prevent health problems, maintain current health status and intervene in acute and chronic illness
  • Evaluate patient and family outcomes and modify plan of care in consultation with physicians and other health team members
  • Facilitate continuity of care and make referrals as appropriate
  • Responsible for insuring all clients/students treated receive the highest quality standard of medical care
Qualifications for nurse practitioner
  • Provide comprehensive documentation in electronic medical record/ and /or paper medical records
  • Assist patients and families with long term planning and resources for in home care
  • Answer telephone calls from office, pharmacies, caregivers, patients and families, and facility staff
  • And manage acute and chronic illnesses
  • Minimum Master’s of Science in nursing or related field with current unencumbered NP license
  • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner
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Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a 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 nurse practitioner
  • Ensure discharge criteria are met
  • Ensure timely discharges take place
  • Ensure consistent communication with referring providers
  • Work closely with CVMU nurses, preventive care services and providers to identify opportunities for reduction of readmission rate
  • Identify opportunities for improved patient satisfaction
  • Work closely with team to determine whether variations in inpatient and outpatient care result in opportunities for changes aimed increasing value of care provided on the HF service
  • The APC will complement a group of 3 other APCs who are part of the HF team
  • Provide direct patient care, perform and order laboratory tests, administer onsite medications and conduct other appropriate procedures to assess the health status of patients
  • Be compliant with all research protocol related activities such as recruitment, eligibility determination, retention, consent, specimen collection, completion of study-related documents
  • Maintain Drug inventory for clinical drug trials
Qualifications for nurse practitioner
  • Certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Current Arizona nursing license and Arizona Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner certification
  • Minimum of two years of pediatric clinical experience
  • Current AHA PALS certified
  • Current and active Family Nurse Practitioner license in the state of Pennsylvania or the ability to obtain an active license prior to start date
  • Flexibility with work hours required
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Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a nurse practitioner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for nurse practitioner
  • Maintains current physician designation of prescriptive delegation with the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Is responsible to coordinate quarterly meetings to meet with their collaborating physician
  • First line of communication for Inpatient Cardiology service, taking phone calls from consulting physicians, floor nurses, office nurses, Rapid Access and other staff
  • Perform comprehensive cardiology patient assessments and formulate plan of care with patient and physician
  • Facilitate continuity of care within the group and make referrals as appropriate
  • Foster communication with patient and family in order to promote wellness, prevent health problems, maintain current health status and intervene in acute and chronic illness with explanation of disease process
  • Plan and facilitate the timely discharge process
  • Collaborate with physicians on patient coverage and patient delegation
  • Conduct patient evaluations, including obtaining histories, performing physical examinations, formulating comprehensive care plans and documenting clinical encounters
  • During hours when the clinician is not actively seeing patients, the Physician Assistant will be involved in team-based patient care through provision of indirect care, care coordination with multiple providers, and participation in quality improvement initiatives
Qualifications for nurse practitioner
  • In collaboration with supervising physician assess, implement and monitor patient management plan using diagnostic and therapeutic modalities
  • Communicate and guide staff in structuring/relaying information regarding patient diagnosis, management plan and progress to the patient/family and the interdisciplinary team
  • Educate patient/family and staff members on Heart Failure/LVAD Program
  • Participate in designing organizational processes appropriate to the program congruent to patient needs
  • Analyze new technology and equipment for safety and clinical/fiscal efficiency
  • Utilize or share applicable research to improve practice

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