Nurse Practitioner

Hagerstown, MD
Oct 09, 2021
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time
The Nurse Practitioner provides clinical care to patients through an interdisciplinary model, serving as the lead member of a care team consisting also of a dietitian, exercise trainer, and other clinicians that may be utilized in the model. The Nurse Practitioner will monitor and manage the problems and conditions associated with obesity, prescribe pharmacotherapy to treat obesity, and engage patients into the multidisciplinary service model offered by CoreLife Adventist.

Major Areas of Responsibility:
Introduce patients to CoreLife philosophy and multifaceted pathway to improved health
Assist patients in creating a specific goal for weight reduction and health improvement including a target body mass index
Obtain vital signs, pulse oximetry and body composition
Obtain Medical/Surgical/Family/Social History
Perform a comprehensive review of systems & physical exam including all major organ systems
Reviewing, Ordering, and Interpreting relevant laboratory data.
Draw blood for testing, when needed
Work within a multidisciplinary clinical team consisting of a registered dietitian and exercise trainer, among others
Prescribe pharmacotherapy, including phentermine, as an adjunct to the CoreLife multidisciplinary model to treat obesity
Establish a problem list for each new patient that details all of the current medical conditions associated with obesity & all of the potential conditions that could develop based on risk factors and family history, and execute a care plan over a series of follow up visits that serves to manage & mitigate these conditions
Perform preventative counseling, behavioral counseling and other services at each visit
Enroll in and prescribe appropriate patients all the services provided by CoreLife including use of the CoreLife app, remote patient monitoring, and therapeutic exercise, among others
Timely and accurate documentation in an EMR of the patient encounter and all services provided during a visit
Initiate bidirectional communication with the referring provider with relevant events or changes in condition during the patient lifecycle

Other Responsibilities:
Explain CoreLife uses a Team Approach to achieve improved health. Explain each aspect of medical/nutrition/exercise components that are of equal value
Explain clinical model of an initial encounter with a medical provider, and subsequent visits with a medical provider, or their designee, and the registered dietitian on a weekly, biweekly, or other frequency based on an individualized patient care plan. Adding additional visits with other team members based on an individualized care plan
Document and complete all components of the office visit within 24 hours.

Minimum requirement of Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution

Work Experience:
Minimum requirement of 2 years direct patient care experience in office or hospital-based capacity as a nurse practitioner
Experience must include evaluating, monitoring and documenting issues related to chronic medical conditions, especially those associated with obesity

Licensure as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the state of practice.
Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the AANP or ANCC
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Appropriate state of licensure and clinical certification, DEA and Controlled Substance License in practicing state.
Current CPR

Work Schedule:

Hagerstown location

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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