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Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant - Nurse Practitioner

Company: Hidalgo County, TX
Location: Hidalgo
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
General Description

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) clinical healthcare/nursing work. Work involves assessing, planning, and providing comprehensive patient care independently or in collaboration with health care professionals. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of other nursing professionals. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Examples of Work Performed

Provides specialized consultation, training, and technical assistance to agency staff, care recipients, provider agencies, and the medical community.

Plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care consistent with medical care prescribed by a physician.

Evaluates patient's condition and formulates plan of care to maintain healthy progress.

May administer medications and treatments within delineated parameters; institutes lifesaving emergency measures.

Orders tests to detect disease processes.

Initiates or modifies medical treatment when and to the extent authorized by the treating Physician.

Creates and maintains accurate records, reports, and legal documents.

Manages primary acute or chronic care in collaboration with health team members.

Identifies problems and makes suggestions for change to facilitate continuity of patient care, meeting patient needs and the mission of a health care facility.

Shares clinical expertise as consultant and instructor and utilizes health promotion strategies.

Evaluates nursing services through the analysis of statistical studies and performance evaluation reports.

Develops in-service training and educational programs.

Develops and participates in quality assurance programs.

Reviews medical records and patient assessments to determine compliance with policies and procedures, correctness of assessment, or quality of service.

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.

May assists with patient flow and customer service.

Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Master's degree in nursing, physician assistant or a related field required.

Three (3) years of experience working as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant within a collaborative primary care environment and/or one (1) year of hospital/clinical experience.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) with the ability to converse fluently in both languages.

Certificates, Licenses and Registration:

Must be certified as a Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas or in a party state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact and approved by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse; or must be certified as a Licensed Physician Assistant in the State of Texas.

Must have a current valid Texas motor vehicle operator's license.

Must be able to be insured by the County's insurance carrier.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of physical assessment and nursing techniques, principles, and procedures.

Knowledge of health care laws and regulations.

Knowledge of community health care principles, practices, and procedures.

Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.

Ability to organize, coordinate, and evaluate health care/nursing activities and delivery of health care services.

Ability to explain public health law.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Knowledge and skills to lead a community health nursing team.

Ability to direct and coordinate programs of care working collaborative and autonomously.

Knowledge and understanding of policy and guideline implementation, review, monitoring and evaluation.

Knowledge and understanding of involvement of patient and public in service delivery, development and design.

Ability to plan and organize daily work routine.

Ability to coordinate, audit, and control manpower and financial resources efficiently and effectively.

Must have experience working with spreadsheets and/or word processing software.

Employee may be assigned other duties in addition to those listed.

Duties may change according to the changing needs of the County.

The County of Hidalgo offers a full range of employee benefit programs for eligible employees, retirees, and their families. For more information, please Click Here

01

Did you graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with a Master's degree in nursing, physician assistant or a related field?

* Yes
* No

02

Do you have three (3) years of experience working as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant within a collaborative primary care environment and/or one (1) year of hospital/clinical experience?

* Yes
* No

03

Are you certified as a Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas or in a party state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact and approved by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse, or are you certified as a Licensed Physician Assistant in the State of Texas?

* Yes
* No

04

Are you bilingual (English/Spanish) with the ability to converse fluently in both languages?

* Yes
* No

Required Question

Agency Hidalgo County

Address 505 S. McColl Rd., Suite A

Edinburg, Texas, 78539

Phone

Website

Keywords: Hidalgo County, TX, Pharr , Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant - Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Hidalgo, Texas

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