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Nurse Practitioner
Category: Education
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University of South Alabama

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner


Evaluation Center CW, AL

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Regular Full-time


USA Children's & Women's Hospital

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About Us

The University of South Alabama Health System helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,600 employees, USA's health network includes USA Medical Center, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Physicians Group and the USA College of Medicine. Each year, our team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, 70 advanced practitioners and 800 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. The USA Health System delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually.

In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at University hospitals and clinics, USA's medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. The USA Health System delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.

The USA Health System is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.

Essential Functions

Abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization's values; adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; obtains and maintains appropriate Medical Staff privileges at USACWH; practices family centered care according to policies and the Nurse Practice Act; serves as preceptor for Family/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students and/or Physician Assistant students in the clinical setting; provides timely, courteous and efficacious care to patients; examines, diagnoses, and prescribes treatments and medications; performs or orders tests and/or procedures for a variety of diseases and injuries using medical instruments and equipment; refers to medical specialists for consultation; communicates with patient's primary physician as indicated; evaluates, stabilizes and transfers all adult medical/surgical patient that present to the Evaluation Center; collaborates and assists private physicians with disposition of patients in the Evaluation Center; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving, positioning and transferring patients without assistance or with assistant when needed for patient safety and by moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; provides patient and family education by planning, coordinating and delegating, as appropriate, the educational needs of each patient; utilizes a personal computer or terminal to access the Clinical Information System; assists the Evaluation Center Attending Physician with admissions, discharge preparation and diagnostic procedures which would ordinarily be performed in the Evaluation Center; consults Pediatric subspecialist, as needed; admits patients meeting admission criteria to Pediatric Inpatient (House Staff) service; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; exhibits cooperative and professional demeanor; responds to overhead pages; maintains patient and medical records and completes charge documents and codes records for billing purposes; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: neonate, infant-toddler/preschool, school age/adolescent, reproductive age, and post/perimenopausal; participates in Performance Improvement activities through quality measurement or participation of ICARE; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; regular and prompt attendance and the ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama, completion of an approved nurse practitioner training program, certification as a Pediatrics or Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, and licensure with the state of Alabama as a nurse practitioner and registered nurse.

Working Days and Hours

Rotating Weekends & Holidays

4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

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