Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care

Job Details
Maine NP/PA
3 to 4 years of experience
Job Summary:
The Nurse Practitioner evaluates and medically manages patients in accordance with physician directives, medical bylaws, established protocols, and with practice guidelines established by the Board of Medicine and the Board of Nursing. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.
Job Requirements:
Must be certified or eligible for certification by the national certifying body appropriate to his/her clinical specialty, licensed as an RN by the State of Maine and have approval from the Board of Nursing to practice in the advanced role.
All Physician Extenders: Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer required and ACLS is encouraged.
Graduate of a School of Nursing, prepared to practice in an advanced role. All Physician Extenders: Must participate in medical staff credentialing process. Must abide by State and Federal laws. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as the incumbent relates to patients, their families and significant others, physicians, interdisciplinary staff, administrative and ancillary support staff. Must demonstrate excellent analytical and problem solving skills, gather data, determine and implement appropriate solution with oversight by the physician. Must demonstrate judgment and initiate to operate during demanding situations: to treat patients at various age groups (as indicated above) and with varying health problems. Incumbent has access to highly confidential patient information. Must have high degree of accountability of practice methods and results. Must show willingness to pursue and expand knowledge base in multiple aspects of medicine. Must be flexible with scheduling demands of the position. Must demonstrate excellent writing skills and be proficient in medical terminology. Knowledge of basic computer skills encouraged.



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