Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Full Time

Summary: Use a team-based model to provide quality healthcare and treatment to patients while practicing within the licensed scope of practice.

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Roles and Responsibilities to include the following:

Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

·         Performs physical examination and clinical treatment based on evidence-based practice.

·         Assisting in the training and support of the medical staff

·         Based on clinical assessment, orders lab and diagnostic testing, provides interpretation and patient instructions based on results.

·         Fostering healthy relationships with area health systems

·         Evaluating the coordination of the medical team to ensure the success of services

·         Ensuring that licenses are up to date

·         Interviewing patients to obtain history, performing physical examination, ordering lab and other tests, prescribing medications and treatments.

·         Making referrals for secondary and tertiary care.

·         Performing medical procedures as approved.

·         Providing health maintenance visits, evaluating for immunizations, and providing anticipatory guidance and referrals; performing contract and special physical examinations as EPSDT, HeadStart, employment, etc; performing STD (sexually transmitted disease) and family planning screening and education.

·         Documenting all patient contact accurately and legibly on the medical record.

·         Performing as an active member of the medical team

·         Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance(QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate


Education and Experience:

·         Current licensure as an PA or FNP  to practice in the State of Tennessee by the appropriate licensing board.

·         Current DEA license

·         Current BLS Certification required


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


·         Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Familiarity with health care systems, regulations, policies, and functions. Understanding of documentation standards

·         Knowledge of equipment, supplies, and materials needed for medical treatment

·         Knowledge of infectious disease management and control and safety standards

·         Knowledge of MHGSC Policies and Procedures and services


·         Skill in providing excellent customer service and support; organizing and prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines

·         Skill in initiating appropriate emergency procedures

·         Skill in handling a number of tasks simultaneously


·         Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds

·         Ability to work effectively with managers, co-workers, members of the public and professional groups

·         Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, concisely with others (internal and external customers, both verbally and in writing), consistently demonstrate positive/proactive customer service attitude.

·         Consistently maintains Medical Director ethical behaviors exemplary of quality public service and fair standards, inclusively, among all employees and members of the public

·         Ability to work as an effective team member; function independently, exercise sound judgment and initiative; be flexible to shift priorities; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain effective interpersonal work relationships, effectively assist providers; work toward goals and objectives of draft priorities

·         Ability to follow MHGS Clinic practice guidelines – including adhering to the MHGSC Mission and Vision

·         Ability to receive constructive feedback including evaluation of provider’s productivity and practice attributes


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software, electronic Medical Records software, and use of computer and email.

Certificates and Licenses:

·         BLS Certification required.

·         Successful completion of Title VI, HIPPA and OSHA training

·         Maintain professional certification and licenses in the state of Tennessee


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions while performing the job of this job:

·         Stand for extended periods of time; push, pull and reach; occasionally bend, sit, stoop and stretch

·         Have full range of body motion, including handling of medical equipment/instruments

·         Have the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity needed to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and medical equipment, i.e. EKG machine, glucometer

·         Have a normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports, specific vision requirements, close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to focus

·         Occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds