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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Company: Western Sierra Medical Clinic - Grass Valley Site
Location: Grass Valley
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

JOB TITLE:              Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

REPORTS TO:         Chief Medical Officer

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:    

A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing direct outpatient medical services to WSMC patients, from birth through young adult with an in-depth knowledge and experience in pediatric primary health care, including well childcare and prevention and management of common pediatric acute illnesses and chronic conditions. This care is provided to support optimal health of children within the context of their family, community, and environmental setting.  S/he is responsible for rendering services that reflect current standards of medical care appropriate to the local medical community.  S/he is responsible for coordination of care as appropriate, and for documentation as appropriate for continuity of care and risk management.  S/he serves as a member of the health care team whose goals are described in the WSMC mission statement, and assumes responsibility as assigned for quality assurance/quality improvement efforts.

GENERAL DUTIES:

* Direct Patient Services * Provides direct outpatient medical services in the areas of pediatrics and adolescent medicine including well-child exams and childhood immunizations, routine developmental screenings, diagnosis and treatment of common childhood illnesses, and teaching and counseling of children and their families on issues related to health. * Refers patients to appropriate specialty care as appropriate and ensures appropriate communication and follow-up with specialty care providers. * Ensures appropriate medical, laboratory, and diagnostic follow-up on patients for whom services are provided. * Communicates effectively and in a timely manner with patients regarding their health/illness, empowers patients to take an active role in health maintenance, and promotes wellness behaviors in patients. * Participates in the Health Center’s 24-hour on-call and covers clinical responsibilities for colleagues not on duty. * Continuing Medical Education* Participates in continuing medical education appropriate to standards of practice, and in quantity sufficient to meet requirement for continued professional licensure and board certification. * Participates in developing and presenting appropriate continuing medical education sessions for WSMC staff members.

* General * Attends staff, departmental, and interdepartmental team meetings as assigned/applicable. * Position requires:* Ability to obtain license to practice medicine in the state of California * Speciality  certified in pediatrics. (preferred) * Ability to provide high-quality, cost-effective health care to patients of all ages and both genders, with a high degree of patient satisfaction. * Ability to work effectively with co-staff members in cooperative decision-making. * Ability to work effectively with staff members and patients from a variety of ethnic, political, and socioeconomic backgrounds. * Ability to work independently to solve problems creatively and with initiative. * Commitment to supporting the mission and principles of the WSMC.

* Documents all pertinent information in patient’s electronic medical record according to WSMC's Policies and Procedures. * Upholds WSMC's Policies and Procedures, infection control standards, applicable state, federal and local laws. * Quality Improvement Duties: * Participates in quality improvement activities. * Participates as assigned in interdepartmental quality improvement team efforts; and * Contributes to overall efforts in quality improvement towards higher-quality, more cost-effective health care for patients and improved quality of work-life for staff members. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* Valid California license to practice as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. * Current DEA. * Computer literate (i.e. logging on to computer, usage of keyboard and mouse, familiarity with Windows, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel). Ability to type 45 wpm. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: 1. Familiarity with an electronic practice management system.

Keywords: Western Sierra Medical Clinic - Grass Valley Site, Roseville , Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Other , Grass Valley, California

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