**Nurse Practitioner Killeen General Pediatrics
Location: Killeen, Texas US
Requisition Number: 19018876
The Nurse Practitioner of Primary Care is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who actively renders direct patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an independent billing provider. The Nurse Practitioner is recognized by Medicare and Medicaid within the healthcare systems, and in accordance with the appropriate board. The Nurse Practitioner provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the supervising physician. These providers typically provide care to patients in an internal medicine, family medicine, or pediatric clinic.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
The Nurse Practitioner of Primary Care assesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive, problem- focused physical examinations, medical histories and prescribes, recommends and employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments. The Nurse Practitioner implements comprehensive patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. In addition, the Nurse Practitioner counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness, condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies. This position also performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice as delegated by the collaborating Physician.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
The ideal candidate must have knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions and have strong verbal, written, communication, interpersonal, problem solving, critical thinking and computer software application skills. The ideal candidate must have the ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans, counsel patients and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests.The ideal candidate must be a graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
- Specialty/Department/Practice - [Enter Spec/Dept/Prac] (i.e. Critical Care, Radiology, Family Care)
- Shift/Schedule - [Enter Shift & Schedule] (i.e. Days, Nights, PRN or Weekends; 30 hours/week_FT_PT)
- Benefits - Our competitive benefits package includes Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits, 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%, Tuition Reimbursement, PTO accrual beginning Day 1. Please note, benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.
- EDUCATION: Graduate of an Accredited Program is required
- CERTIFCATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION: Registered Nurse (RN) license is required
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required
Nurse Practitioner certification is required
Community / Marketing Title: **Nurse Practitioner Killeen General Pediatrics
Location_formattedLocationLong: Killeen, Texas US
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