Accountable for providing advanced nursing and consultation services in accordance with written standardized procedures, the APRN manages the primary care needs of Intercommunity’s patient population.
Works under the limited supervision of the Medical Director.
May supervise or lead medical/clinical staff as assigned.
• Provides back to school physicals, sports physicals, urgent care, sick visits and other requested services to all children who are registered with the SBHC.
• Provides appropriate nursing and/or health care services to patients including obtaining complete histories; performing pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new patients; clinical assessments, treatments, diagnosing medical conditions, assessing emergencies, ordering diagnostic studies, prescribing medications
Obtains interval histories and performs pertinent examinations on return patients. Performs various procedures possibly including, but not limited to:
- Administering injections
- Performing and/or assisting with minor surgical procedures
- Obtaining PAP smears, genital, wound and other cultures as indicated
- Obtaining EKG tracings
- Performing phlebotomy
- Irrigating, staining eyes for foreign bodies, abrasions
- Irrigating ear canals, and removing ceremen
- Performs specialized duties in providing medical care to a variety of patients including individuals with acute and chronic conditions
- Consults with clinical staff regarding assessment methods and treatment plan
- Assists in determining need for contractual health services
- Provides direction to staff on appropriate health record documentation
- Prepares reports on health services, problems and investigations
- Participates in quality assurance and other clinical committees as needed
- May assist families and other groups in understanding medical needs of patients serviced by agency; may participate as a member of multi-disciplinary evaluation team
- Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary.
- Recognizes and considers age-specific needs of patients
- May provide training to nursing and paraprofessional staff; may direct agency clinic services
- Performs related duties as required
APRN degree and current State of Connecticut APRN licensure required. Current DEA certificate and State CDS required. Experience in public health preferred. Considerable knowledge of nursing principles and clinical therapeutic models; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of state, federal and local health care agencies and programs; knowledge of pharmacology as it relates to advanced nursing practice. Considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral, written and computer communication skills; considerable ability to examine, diagnose, assess and treat patients; ability to develop a collaborative group practice environment with other providers and members of interdisciplinary teams; administrative ability
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