University of South Alabama Clinical Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in Mobile, Alabama

Clinical Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Location

Pediatrics Strada Patient Care Center, AL

Job Type

Regular Full-time

Department

USA Ambulatory Services

Job Number

H03684

Closing

Continuous

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About Us

The University of South Alabama Health System helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,600 employees, USA's health network includes USA Medical Center, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Physicians Group and the USA College of Medicine. Each year, our team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, 70 advanced practitioners and 800 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. The USA Health System delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually.

In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at University hospitals and clinics, USA's medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. The USA Health System delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.

The USA Health System is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.

Essential Functions

Performs highly skilled nursing care and advanced nursing practice; assists in the diagnoses and therapeutic management of patients with collaborating physician(s); organizes and presents patient data to the collaborating physician(s) to include recommendations for appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic regimens as determined by patients' needs using applicable medical and surgical equipment; arranges inpatient admissions and discharges at the direction of the collaborating physician; performs rounds on patients in the hospital and records appropriate patient progress notes; compiles detailed narrative and case summaries; completes forms pertinent to patients' medical records; issues diagnostic and therapeutic orders including orders for approved drugs following applicable guidelines; provides instructions and guidance regarding health care and medical therapy to patients, family members and significant others; performs complete, detailed and accurate health histories and reviews patient records; orders appropriate laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies; performs comprehensive physical examinations and assessments and records pertinent data in appropriate medical records; formulates medical and nursing diagnoses and institutes appropriate therapies or referrals of patients to appropriate health care facilities, agencies, physicians, or other resources in the community; plans and initiates a therapeutic regimen which includes ordering drugs, medical devices, and nutrition and supportive services; interprets and analyzes patient data to determine patient management and treatment; administers injections and dispenses medications; participates in evening and weekend on-call schedule; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in nursing, completion of an approved nurse practitioner training program, certification as a Pediatric or Family Practice Nurse Practitioner and licensure with the state of Alabama as a nurse practitioner and registered nurse -Or- completion of an approved physician assistant training program and must obtain licensure and registry with the state of Alabama to practice as a Physician Assistant within two months of employment.

Working Days and Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - hours may vary