Nurse Practitioner - Internal Medicine The Grove - Baton Rouge - FT
Company: Ochsner Health System
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: November 24, 2022
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but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal,
lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned,
every record broken and every patient helped is because of the
dedicated employees who fill our hallways.
At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support
those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come
make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future
Job Description Summary
This job works in a collaborative model including but not limited
to: residents, fellows, attendings, and staff who care for
outpatient clinic patients of the organization. This job works
under the supervision of the Medical Director or approved staff
physician and in association with the PCCs, staff nurses, and
discharge coordinator in the planning, implementation and
evaluation of medical and nursing care; and assumes responsibility
for primary and urgent medical management, emergency stabilization
of all critically ill patients, teaching of residents and medical
students, staff development and education, patient education and
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's
Required - Master's degree in nursing.
Required - None.
Preferred - 3 years of related working experience.
Required - Current License as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
(APRN) in the state of practice.
Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
ANCC or AANPCP Certified for Family Nurse Practitioner or Pediatric
Nurse Practitioner ANCC or AANPCP Certified.
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) / Advanced Cardiovascular Life
Support (ACLS) Certification from the American Heart
Eligible for Prescriptive Authority in the state of practice as
outlined by the State Board of Nursing.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
* Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of required job information.
* Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability
to present information clearly and professionally.
* Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard.
* Strong interpersonal skills.
* Working knowledge of Advanced Practice Provider policies and
protocols at a department and campus/system level.
* Reliable transportation as must be able to travel throughout and
* Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7,
weekend, holiday, on call availability).
* Utilizes the approved medical practices process in the delivery
of all patient care.
* Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational,
safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients
served in assigned areas.
* Maintains an attitude of inquiry towards medical practices and
patient care outcomes, and may develop research methodology.
* Provides education experiences to patient families, staff, other
health professionals, and to the community.
* Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but
not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the
patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
* Performs other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work
only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or
this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
Physical and Environmental 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 the
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than
negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
(Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time)
to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only
a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it
requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when
it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or
pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires
working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing
and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those
materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of
maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial
setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though
the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands,
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an
occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may
be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.
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