Nurse Practitioner

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Company: Utmedicalgroup
Location Memphis, TN
Date Posted: July 28, 2015
Source: Utmedicalgroup

Provide patient care, under direct supervision of physician, including assessing, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic health problems for patients in the Burn Center at the Regional Medical Center (The Med).

Ensures and maintains the confidentiality of patient information and other UTMG business information in accordance with HIPAA and other compliance standards.  Complies with the Code of Conduct and other established policies, including but not limited to compliance, quality and safety.  Acts in accordance with UT Medical Groups’ mission at all times.

• Patient management
• Diagnostic evaluation
• Diagnostic & therapeutic procedures
• Regulatory compliance
• Patient & Care Team relationships
• Patient satisfaction

• Performs complete physical examinations, obtains complete medical histories
• Orders tests and exams to obtain additional information needed to ensure proper and complete care of patient.
• Diagnoses patient needs and Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as needed to determine a plan of care.  Utilizes advanced specialty knowledge to ensure that the care provided is appropriate, effective, timely, and cost efficient.
• Records findings in patient record; maintains and reviews patient’s record, charts, and other pertinent information.
• Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term needs of patients and problems
• Performs diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures and administers medications and injections in compliance with state law always practicing sterile techniques and universal precautions
• Maintains monitoring and continuity of care between patient visits.
• Educates patients and families appropriately and ensures continuity of care.
• Triages patient phone calls and provides consultations and manages medical emergencies according to established procedures.
• Adheres to State and Federal controlled substance regulations.
• Codes and bills accurately per established protocol and procedure.  Ensures that records are detailed and complete, and comply with related standards and regulations.
• Stays abreast of current trends in healthcare practice and participate in continuing medical education to ensure optimal clinical knowledge and effective patient care skill.
• Other duties as requested

• Licensed as a RN, MSN degree and certification as a Nurse Practitioner required (must include Certification and prescriptive authority)
• State of Tennessee licensure is required
• 2 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner preferred
• 1-2 years experience working with burn patients preferred
• Knowledge of coding and billing parameters that govern provision of patient care by Nurse Practitioner within state of Tennessee and as applicable to individual carriers
• Knowledge of OSHA regulations
• Knowledge of required regulatory documents and other forms in accordance with FDA, study sponsor and institutional guidelines.
• Demonstrated commitment to providing high levels of customer service
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients, physicians and hospital staff
• This position works on a schedule structured to provide coverage at the Burn Center 24 hours per day / 7 days per week.  Schedule will require work on night, weekend, and holiday shifts as required to maintain the 24/7 coverage.

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