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FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

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Company: United States Army Medical Recruiting

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Date Posted: March 24, 2014

Source: HealthCareerWeb.Com

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONEROverviewAn integral component of the U.S. Army health care team, the Army Nurse Corps continues to distinguish itself from the traditional nursing field. Family nurse practitioners are a critical component in providing primary health care support for adults and children during humanitarian missions, other contingency operations and peacetime. Their scope of practice promotes health, wellness and disease/injury prevention.Job DutiesElicit comprehensive health histories, perform complete physical examinations, order and/or perform diagnostic tests, analyze data and formulate problem lists, develop and implement plans of care, collaborate with other health professionals and refer patients as appropriate Conduct and supervise direct patient care, and plan and execute disease prevention and health promotion programsExercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation Perform special staff functions in health support for commanders at all levelsConduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise, and participate in ...

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONEROverviewAn integral component of the U.S. Army health care team, the Army Nurse Corps continues to distinguish itself from the traditional nursing field. Family nurse practitioners are a critical component in providing primary health care support for adults and children during humanitarian missions, other contingency operations and peacetime. Their scope of practice promotes health, wellness and disease/injury prevention.Job DutiesElicit comprehensive health histories, perform complete physical examinations, order and/or perform diagnostic tests, analyze data and formulate problem lists, develop and implement plans of care, collaborate with other health professionals and refer patients as appropriate Conduct and supervise direct patient care, and plan and execute disease prevention and health promotion programsExercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation Perform special staff functions in health support for commanders at all levelsConduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise, and participate in graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust and readily available medical systemUnique duty positions include: family nurse practitioner; chief, ambulatory nursing; chief, primary care nursing; chief, health promotion; family nurse practitioner consultant to the surgeon general

RequirementsACTIVE:
Bachelors degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or accepted by the U.S. Secretary of EducationBetween 21 and 42 years of age Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner U.S. citizenship

RESERVE:
Minimum of a baccalaureate degree, associate degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited nursing schoolAt least one year of experience as a family nurse practitionerBetween 21 and 42 years of age Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license current, valid and unrestricted nursing license as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner U.S. citizenship or permanent residency

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