Nurse Practitioner Outpatient
General Summary of Position Assumes total nursing care of specific patients under the direction of physician. Follows established nursing standards, procedures, and practices and gives specific patient care directions to nursing and other staff. Qualifications EDUCATION: Graduation from a Nurse Practitioner program approved by the Maryland State Board Examiners of Nurses EXPERIENCE: 2 years experience as a nurse practitioner in an outpatient clinical setting. LICENSE/CERT/REG: Registration with the Maryland State Board Examiners of Nurses. SKILLS: Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Arranges for patients' ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services. Assists physicians with examinations, procedures, and other processes related to direct patient care. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Demonstrates behavior consistent with MedStar Health mission, vision, goals, objectives and patient care philosophy. Maintains a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with hospital standards. Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records. Maintains all required reports, records, statistics, etc. Monitors medical condition of patients and reports changes to appropriate personnel. Monitors emotional stability of patients and reports changes to physician or charge nurse. Performs basic nursing procedures including thermal applications, non-sterile soaks, application of simple dressing, perennial care, and running tests. Prepares and maintains records of patient charges. Prepares patients for scheduled procedures to assist in patient assessment. Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required, and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care. Provides preventive healthcare services to long-term patients and arranges consultations and referrals. Writes initial nursing histories, assesses patients' conditions, and develops individual care plans for patients assigned to the unit. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.