Nurse Practitioner - Clayton

Nurse Practitioner - Clayton

Pushmataha Family Medical Center
Clayton, Oklahoma

PURPOSE: Functions under the collaborative practice agreement with a physician, provides professional medical services in the community health center setting.

HPSA - Health Professional Shortage Area: Yes
NHSC - National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Site: Yes
CHC - Community Health Center: Yes

Available Date: September 2011

Highlights:
DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provides comprehensive examination, screening, health education, and treatment of patients within the nurse specialist's scope of practice using a systematic approach to history and physical appraisal of the patient. • Examines the patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination. • Administers or orders diagnostic tests and interprets test results for deviations from normal. • Performs therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, and managing infections, aspirations, EKG. • Develops and implements patient comprehensive management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care. • Prescribes medicines according to licensed prescriptive authority, dispenses supplies and prescribes other treatments (e.g. physical therapy) to aid in the management of acute and chronic health problems. • Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens. • Establishes a collaborative relationship with other medical providers and specialists; determines need for consultation and assists in medical care treatment provided at the direction of other specialists. • Documents and maintains patient records of services provided according to program standards. • Participates in education of graduate nursing students as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: • Knowledge and skills for the provision of direct patient care in the practice of primary health care. • Knowledge of the state and federal laws pertaining to patient care and to community health centers. • Knowledge of the structure and function of community health centers. • Skill in communicating effectively with patients and their families. • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, patients and the general public.

Contact:

Angie Batton
Address: PO Box 219
Clayton OK, 74536
Phone: 918-569-4143

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