Job Purpose: Augments physician's ability to provide patient care services by scheduling, supervising, and/or conducting diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; independently participating in the delivery of direct patient care within the scope of authority granted by the State Board of Medical Examiners. Duties: * Ensures optimal patient care services by leading and coordinating health care delivery job results of the physician's health team; ensuring distribution of assignments and adequate staffing, space, and facilities. * Identifies potential medical and surgical problems by conducting physical examinations; recording patient histories; preparing patient workups and summaries; recording normal and abnormal data and tentative conclusions for review by the physician. * Provides direct patient care under indirect physician supervision by coordinating and scheduling appointments; explaining the necessity, preparation, nature, and anticipated effects of procedures to the patient and/or patient's family; completing laboratory studies; performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. * Monitors patient progress by carrying-out patient care services; maintaining patient records; consulting with supervising physician when patient's progress does not meet anticipated and/or predetermined criteria; arranging consultations. * Provides information by participating in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician; preparing statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. * Educates students, residents, and interns by assisting supervising physician in developing programs in techniques and procedures which are unique to the specific clinical setting. * Improves patient care quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes. * Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards. * Updates nurse practitioner job knowledge by recommending state-of-the-art practices; providing nursing leadership; contributing to professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. * Enhances hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Skills/Qualifications: Nursing Skills, Administering Medication, Hospital Environment, Performing Diagnostic Procedures, Cardiovascular Knowledge, Bedside Manner, Dependability, Emotional Control, Teamwork, Verbal Communication, Medical Teamwork
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