Job Summary: Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses who serve as primary and specialty health care providers under a physician. Family Nurse Practitioners work with patients throughout their lives, diagnosing illness, conducting exams, and prescribing medication.
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, and Board certification in family practice through the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Must be licensed to work in the State of Arkansas
CFNP– Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Understanding, supporting, and promoting the organization values inherent in the philosophy of Mena Regional Health System
- Help patients manage acute and chronic illnesses
- Conduct physical exams and perform diagnostic tests and procedures
- Nurse practitioners in the family practice specialty diagnose and treat patients from childhood to adulthood
- Engaging patients in their care, helping them to understand their illness and practical measures they can take for improvements
- Managing minor trauma including suturing and splinting
- Performing prenatal, well-child, and adult care checkups
- Prescribing medications
- Teaching health promotion and disease prevention to patients
- Family nurse practitioners approach patients with an understanding of the value of collaborative, family-centered care and consultative relationships with other healthcare providers, such as physicians, pharmacists, and psychologists.
- Performing job duties in a manner which demonstrates the values of Mena Regional health System and its commitment to customer service
- Complying with Human Resources policies and procedures
- Participates in various meetings with such groups to provide pertinent information related to the department operations
- Set and monitor achievement of goals and objectives for the Clinic operations consistent with MRHS policy and procedure
- Maintains strict confidentiality and privacy with regard to administrative/confidential activities, patient information, staff issues, and organizational issues
- Always ensures that Medicare and Medicaid procedures and regulations are not compromised