Under the direction and supervision of a license physician, provides health care to patients including diagnosis and treatment.
Under the supervision of physician, obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, makes diagnosis and orders appropriate and standard laboratory and diagnostic procedures as necessary in the office.
Evaluates procedure results and finding to physicians.
Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient?s plan of care.
Provides patient education about underlying medical condition, self-management of acute or chronic illnesses and tailors instructions to patients? individual circumstances. Instructs and counsels patients regarding therapeutic regimens, promoting wellness and health maintenance.
Administers medication/immunizations, suturing, managing wounds and infections, etc.
Documents exam and progress notes. Provides referral letters as needed.
In addition to office visits, the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will perform other tests and procedures specific to the specialty.
Collects, monitors and reports on patient outcomes.
Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for complex acute, critical, and chronically ill patients.
Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patient?s age-specific needs.
Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities.
Implements interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain physiologic stability, including but not limited to serving in the first assisting role.
Facilitates the patient?s transition within and between health care settings, e.g. admitting, transferring and discharging patients.
Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.
Facilitates staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools.
Other duties as assigned by supervising physicians.
Ensure HIPAA guidelines are followed at all times.