Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
POSITION SUMMARY: To provide any medical service when the service is within the CRNP skills, training and experience and with the collaboration of a physician. The medical services must fall within the CRNP’s scope of practice, must be included in the written agreement, and must be provided with an appropriate amount of physician collaboration in keeping with the accepted standards of medical practice. Medical services offered may be limited by practice location, such as retail care clinics. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: pediatric (infant to 12 years), adolescent (13 to 17 years), adult (18 to 64 years), and geriatric (over 64 years).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
Provide high-quality, comprehensive medical care to individuals and families. The CRNP shall know his/her limitations and refer to the collaborating physician when appropriate and/or directed by the collaborating physician or when requested by the patient.
Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of acute, chronic, and long-term healthcare issues.
Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.
Augment the physician’s data-gathering abilities and assist the collaborating physician in reaching decisions and instituting care plans for the physician’s patients. This includes such activities as ordering and interpreting laboratory or radiological studies, analyzing all patient data and developing a treatment plan for the patient.
Initiate treatment or be sure that a treatment plan is being carried out, assess the progress of treatment, and, later, the plan as necessary.
Perform clinical procedures such as venous puncture/phlebotomy, electrocardiogram, care and suturing of lacerations, casting and splinting, pulmonary function screening tests, allergy tests, immunizations, application of dressings and bandages, removal of dermatologic abnormalities, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, audiometric screening, visual screening, carrying out aseptic and isolation techniques, ear lavage, etc.
Order, prescribe, dispense and administer drugs, medical devices, diagnostic or therapeutic medical regimens as outlined by the state Board of Nursing and the Collaborative Agreement.
Maintains legible, accurate, and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with organizational standards.
Perform administrative duties as defined by practice location, policies and procedures.
Computer skills-utilization of EPIC/EPICARE, email, intranet, etc.
SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:
Perform the above duties during rotation through home site practice location.
Perform Clinical Assistant functions as a backup when needed at appropriate site, such as retail care clinics.
Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Valid Pennsylvania Registered Nurse licensure
Valid Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner license and Certificate of Prescriptive Authority in Pennsylvania
Related clinical training.
Prior experience as Nurse Practitioner in a primary care office.
Internal Number: 0000653
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Lancaster General Health, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is a 719-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital, Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare). Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community health care system.
Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown and Suburban pavilions, along with additional outpatient facilities and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region. Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in health care.
Lancaster General Hospital has been designated a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence four times. It has been recogn...ized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2016-17.