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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Apply Job ID 23518 Date posted Nov. 10, 2022 Location Appleton, Wisconsin Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

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QuadMed is looking for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our team providing care to Outagamie County employees and dependents located in Appleton, WI. This position will focus on prevention, wellness, and maintenance of health in partnership with patients. This will be accomplished by evaluating, treating, and educating patients in a clinic setting. Under the collaboration of a physician, performs professional medical work in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients according to statutory limitations. Examines and diagnoses patients and develops treatment plans. Performs testing, refers to physicians as needed, writes prescriptions, and performs administrative procedures within their scope and licensure of expertise, protocols, and available equipment. 

Schedule: 30 hours a week; Monday - FridayNo call, weekends or holidays! 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provides comprehensive clinical patient care through interviewing, examining and treating associates and their dependents in order to meet their health and wellness needs.  Prescribes appropriate medical treatment and clinical medications for patients and orders studies, tests and ancillary care services as required. 
  • Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient’s condition, with documentation in the medical record  
  • Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent 
  • Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, wellness, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications 
  • Performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within evidence based and best practice guidelines 
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients’ clinical problems and health care needs 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development, and pathophysiology of disease processes, specific to age groups served 
  • Follow all established rules and guidelines of evidence-based care and best clinical practice  
  • Regularly reviews chronic medical conditions that require ongoing medical attention by accessing available registry tools 
  • Educates patients on wellness, prevention and early detection by providing materials and resources to the patients and families  
  • Works in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the medical staff, which allows for consultation, collaboration, or referral. 
  • May refer patients to physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment 
  • Refers to appropriate specialists outside the health center in a medically appropriate and efficient manner  
  • Practices in a collaborative fashion consistent with the concept of a patient centered medical home, consulting and collaborating with the oversight physician as needed regarding patient care, assessment, and education issues  
  • Refers patients to and utilizes unique internal associates’ benefits and resources to maximize health outcomes  
  • Demonstrates exceptional and effective collaborative partnership and communication style with both patients and staff  
  • Actively engages in quality improvement, leadership and compliance.  
  • Participates in quality improvement, continuing education, and other patient care programs established by the health center requirements for QuadMed 
  • Assists in the resolution of complaints, requests, and inquiries from patients, QuadMed, and clients  
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and organization information and follows federal and state regulations and organization policies regarding protection of patient information. 
  • Effectively communicates with patients through technology to include email, video, telephonic, and text while complying with QuadMed policy and practices  
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues and approaches in area of expertise 
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards 
  • Demonstrates the ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations and establish a leadership role in an emergency 

JOB REQUIREMENTS 

  • Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis 

Education:  

  • Completed master's degree level Nurse Practitioner program from an accredited college/university. 

Experience:  

  • Minimum three (3) years primary care practice experience, the ability to work independently, and experience working with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Experience working with pediatric patients in some locations  
  • Certain clients and health centers may require travel  
  • Certain clients and health centers may require phlebotomy  

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:   

  • Active and unrestricted applicable licensure 
  • CPR Certification    
  • NPI & DEA  
  • Current National Board Certification 
  • BLS-Certification 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:   

  • Must have working knowledge of practical nursing theories and polices 
  • An understanding of the patient care procedures, medical protocols, and testing procedures necessary to support an Occupational Health center.  
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing 
  • Requires organizational and decision-making abilities 
  • Requires excellent assessment skills 
  • Computer skills required (electronic medical record experience preferred) 
  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion 
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