Nurse Practitioner

The Nurse Practitioner provides age-specific advanced primary nursing including health education, preventive medicine, and communicable diseases, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. This position examines and assesses patients, performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and provides instruction and guidance to nursing and other health care professionals in their area of expertise.
Collaborates with physicians and other healthcare practitioners to ensure that their patients receive appropriate, timely, and well-coordinated care.
Records, reviews and interprets medical and social history of patients.
Performs basic physical examinations, including EKG examinations, breast and pelvic examinations and developmental tests.
Evaluates the physical and psychosocial development of adult patients and families.
Requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated by the patient's physical status and protocols.
Obtains materials for appropriate laboratory analysis and carries out selected laboratory procedures.
Implements treatment regimen based on clinical evaluation and under the official protocols.
Administers immunizations and medications as required.
Establishes and implements treatment programs with physicians and other health professionals.
Interviews and examines patients at appropriate intervals and revises medications if necessary.
Identifies when patients require further evaluation or specialized care and makes the appropriate referrals.
Acts as a resource person to nursing staff and assists with their guidance and training in assigned
May provide advice and counsel on family planning methods in cooperation with nursing and outreach staff, and implements contraceptive regime.
Utilizes automated systems and specialized software to enter and retrieve data and prepare reports.
May prescribe medications in accordance with established hospital procedures and regulatory requirements.
Oncology experience or ANP/FNP experience preferred
Experience: Professional nursing experience preferred.
Education: Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program.
Licenses / Certifications: Possession of a valid license and current registration, issued by the New York State Department of Education as a Registered Professional Nurse and possession of current certification as a Nurse Practitioner, with prescription writing privileges, issued by the New York State Department of Education in a specialty area of practice.
Other: The individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials.
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