OVERVIEW OF POSITION:
Responsible for working collaboratively with physicians and other health care professionals to provide primary health care to acute and chronic stable patients. Obtains histories, performs physical examinations, diagnoses, treats and monitors chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, orders and interprets diagnostic studies, prescribes and selects medications, immunizations and other treatments. Consults with attending physician if necessary. Educates and counsels patients to promote positive health behaviors and disease prevention.
□ Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate HealthCare Partners’ (HCP) commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer.
□ Performs and completes routine physical and follow-up exams.
□ Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic medical problems.
□ Orders diagnostic tests, x-rays, therapeutic injections and immunizations as determined by the symptoms or illness of the patient.
□ Obtains special training and certification to be able to perform suturing, implanting of family planning devices and other medical procedures including laceration repair, abscess L&D, biopsies, skin lesion treatments, etc.
□ Keeps currently dictated or written medical records on and records all pertinent information regarding patient history, physical diagnoses and treatments accurately.
□ Orders medications.
□ Provides health information to patients.
□ Refers patients to specialists in accordance with Health Care Partners’ (HCP) referral policy when deemed necessary.
□ Acts as a resource person and presents lectures on specific medical expertise within the community. Mentors NP students.
□ Uses, protects, and discloses HCP patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
□ Performs additional duties as assigned.
At least 1 year experience practicing as a Nurse Practitioner.
Extensive clinical training in a health care specialty.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Strong patient care orientation.
Ability to handle stressful situations in a positive and professional manner.
Flexible and independent.
DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.