Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner

Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner

Bethel Family Clinic
Published
November 18, 2021
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Description

Position Description:

BFC utilizes the services of advanced care practitioners, commonly referred to as mid-level providers, in the care and treatment of the patients we serve. While similar to the role that a doctor plays in health management, the APNP's approach is slightly different. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness and injury, an APNP instructs patients on wellness and prevention, along with serving an educational and promotional role in the community.

Position Qualifications:

  • Education: Master’s Degree in an Advanced Practice Nursing program.
  • Experience: At least 3 years experience preferred.
  • Licenses, Certifications: Must be a member in good standing with the State of Alaska Board of Nursing.
  • Specialized Skills: Excellent communication skills – written and verbal, ability to display tact and sensitivity, problem solving skills, great decision-making skills, professionalism, teamwork and leadership skills and have resilience
  • Preferred Qualifications: APNP, CRNA, CNM, NP, FNP

Position Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Take and record patients' medical histories and symptoms
  • Perform physical exams and observe patients
  • Create patient care plans or contribute to existing plans
  • Perform and order diagnostic tests
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Diagnose various health problems
  • Prescribe medications as needed to the BFC patients.
  • Analyze test results or changes in a patient’s condition, and alter treatment plans, as needed
  • Give patients medicines and treatments
  • Evaluate a patient’s response to medicines and treatments
  • Consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals, as needed
  • Counsel and teach patients and their families how to stay healthy or manage their illnesses or injuries
  • Conduct research

Other Duties:

Possession of exceptional communication and interpersonal skills that enable effective collaboration with physicians, staff, community health workers, patients and their families.

Competencies:

  • Ability to provide expert clinical judgment and function independently
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision, and to take initiative in handling the responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to understand complex medical information and clearly communicate it to patients and their families, medical staff, and external customers, in written and spoken form.
  • Possession of conflict resolution and problem solving skills to effectively manage conflict in the work environment.
  • Ability to keep all sensitive and confidential information to self and out of reach to unauthorized persons.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Working with patients can be both physically and emotionally demanding. APNPs spend much of their time on their feet.
  • BLS and other certification as determined by specialty and clinical setting. Able to meet the physical requirements of the position. For clinical settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice, including, but not limited to, competency assessment, criminal background check, health clearance and hospital compliance training. 

Work Authorization:

  • BFC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status and any other area protected by federal or state law.  Individuals that need assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact the Administration for BFC directly.
  • Employee must have the legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Application Instructions

Please apply on our website: www.bethefamilyclinic.org

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