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Advance Practice Nurse

Somerville, NJ 08876, USA Req #19
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Medical Care Services - Nurse Practitioner

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical officer, provides direct clinical care to patients as per education, training and license and certification. The Advance Practice Nurse is a member of Care Team with the purpose of providing evidenced-based and quality medical care to Zufall Health Center patients. 

Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs assessments of patients including history taking and physical examination prior to prescribing based upon the individual needs of patients in accordance with rights and privileges granted through RN licensees and APN certification
  • Provides care to patients including but not limited to diagnostic and therapeutic assessments, treatment of conditions and illnesses within the scope of practice, referral and follow-up of patients, and other duties as assigned. Serves as a primary care to appropriate panel of patients, and acts as patient advocate
  • Works closely with collaborating physician and follows the guidelines detailed in the joint protocol for Advance Practice Nurses and collaborating physicians
  • Leads assigned clinical support staff within the patient care team to improve patient care and promote continuity and quality services
  • participates in night and weekend call coverage in rotation with other providers as assigned. consults with collaborating physician or Chief Medical Officer on cases as needed. Assists with weekend, night and early morning hours of operations and adjusts schedule as needed
  • Assists patients in obtaining community resources, referrals and other services as clinically indicated by the center's diverse populations. Assist the Chief Medical Officer and collaborating physician in accessing services for the center and its patients with the local provider community, including physicians, hospitals and laboratories. 
  • Remains mindful of and achieves Federal and health center productivity standards
  • Participates in clinical performance improvement activities and conducts peer reviews of colleague's charts as assigned. attends regular meetings of the medical staff and other meetings as deemed necessary by the Chief Medical Officer
  • Participates in clinical operations by ensuring compliance according to local, state and federal rules and regulations, and ensures that licensing, credentialing and educational activities are kept current and up to date. contributes to and follows established policies and protocols for clinical care. 
  • Participates in in-service educational programs and continuing education. teaching and trains other health center staff and advance nurse practitioner students as needed. participates in community health initiatives including health fairs, special immunization sessions, and other community and outreach activities as directed
  • Maintains membership in appropriate professional associations. is an active member of the Medical staff at Zufall Health Center. follows code of conduct, policies and procedures of Zufall health center, and state and federal regulations
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and follows HIPAA regulations in all interactions 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To perform successfully, the individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. the requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required
  • Bachelors degree as Registered Nurse and Masters Degree from an Advance Nurse Practitioner training program from an accredited college or university
  • Certification as an APN in the area of training
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • able to relate well to a diverse group of patients and staff
  • able and willing to work on as needed basis in order to meet operational needs of the clinic
  • proficient with computers, and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, and Excel and electronic medical records
  • Ability to speak both English and Spanish strongly preferred
Education, Training and Experience
  • Possession of an RN license and Advance Nurse Practitioner license from New jersey
  • Current certification as an Advance Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice
  • Possession of a valid DEA and CDS registration
  • BLS Certification
  • Minimum of one-year experience in a community health setting preferred
  • Bicultural and bilingual experience valued  

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Somerville, NJ 08876, USA