SUMMARY OF MAJOR FUNCTION
The Family Nurse Practitioner is responsible for prescribing and administering care and treatment of patientspresenting for Diabetes care, on a referral basis only.Collaborates with Physicians/Health Care Providers as necessary.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND WORK ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES1. Leadership:The Family Nurse Practitioner is expected to act in a leadership roll when called upon.A. Assigns ancillary staff to patient care in accordance with the patient's needs and the individual's level of competence.B. Provides guidance and acts as clinical resource to staff. Identifies and reports educational needs of the staff to the Physician Providers.C. Communicates in a timely manner potential or suspected patient and/or personnel issues that may deviate from the norm to the Physician Providers.D. Acts a mentor in the orientation of new personnel.E. Contributes to the continuous Performance Improvement of the practice through:1. Data collection and monitoring activities.2. Incident investigation.3. Committee involvement.4. Professional collaboration.F. Acts as a role model to others by projecting a positive image at all times.2. Patient Care:A. Examine, diagnose, formulate treatment plan for patient referred to the clinic.B. Prescribe medications as indicated.C. Maintain timely, accurate and complete medical records.D. Communicate with referring physician in a timely and complete manner.3. Professional Conduct: A. Establish and maintain a professional relationship with patients, visitors, staff, physicians, and the community while assuring confidentiality of patient information.B. Support the philosophy, objectives and goals of the practice.C. Assess personal learning and professional growth needs and seeks educational opportunities to meet those needs.D. Willingly and actively participates in assigned organizational committees.E. Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of practice of the Family Nurse Practitioner.F. Complies with Inland Hospital Hand Hygiene Standards.G. Adheres to Inland Hospital Standards of Behavior. PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTExposed to all patient elements including Blood/body fluids and other unpleasant elements. At times, long and irregular hours are necessary. Exposure to hazardous substance is, at times, unavoidable. Frequently multiple tasks and patient needs must be addressed in a rapid fashion by prioritizing life-threatening situations and organizing the remainder of the needs.PHYSICAL CRITERIA/EFFORTWork involves standing and/or walking over 70% of the time. There is moderate physical effort in positioning, lifting or moving patients of various weights and body shapes, with and without assistance. Vision and hearing acuteness is required at all times. Repeated bending, squatting and stooping is necessary. This incumbent is subject to frustration and fatigue.OCCUPATIONAL RISKSOccupational injuries may occur from not following policies and procedures regarding: (1) exposure to hazardous materials including blood and body fluids, and (2) potential injuries from sharp objects, violent individuals, and physical environment.PROBABILITY AND CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORSErrors in practice can result in negative patient outcome. Probability is contingent upon individual practice. Poor performance in meeting job description criteria will be addressed according to established progressive disciplinary policies and procedures of Inland Hospital and Maine State Law.NUMBERS SUPERVISEDA Family Nurse Practitioner directs by licensure, all nursing activities preformed by ancillary staff assigned to the patient care area. Numbers supervised varies with patient census and acuity.EDUCATION AND EXPERIANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB· Masters of Science degree in nursing· Certification by AANP or ANCC· State licensure· Wound Care CertificationREPORTING RELATIONSHIPS· Reports to the Practice Administrator.· Consults, collaborates, or refers as needed to other health care providers.· Indirectly supervises personnel involved with care of clients.SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED· Maintains certification of Basic Cardiac Life Support· Maintains certification of Advanced Cardiac Life Support· Meets State and AANP continuing education requirements Equal Opportunity Employment We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.