Nurse Practitioner - Family Clinic

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The Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center's SP Family Clinic has need for a Full-Time Nurse Practitioner. Successful applicants must meet the following education requirements: be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current Colorado license; have successfully completed an approved Nurse Practitioner Program; hold an ANP Certification; hold Basic Life Support & ACLS Certifications; have prescription authority. The NP will be required to provide and maintain 10/year or a total of 20 for a 2 year reappointment period of Continuing Education.

This position must possess at least 3 years of experience in a clinical setting. Previous hospital/acute care experience is preferred. Previous nursing home experience also preferred. Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Must be able to function effectively in a customer oriented and fluid medical environment. Must have experience working with electronic medical records.

Candidates must have knowledge of:

State laws and regulations on nursing and nurse practitioner scope of work; responsibilities, professional principles, procedures and techniques of nurse practitioner, as applicable within specific licensure.

Symptoms and normal course of acute and chronic illnesses, and their treatment.

Growth and development and common illnesses of infants and children.

Standard medical record keeping and HIPAA requirements.

Procedures, techniques and test for conducting comprehensive physical examinations.

Techniques and interpretations of standard laboratory test, x-rays and basic diagnostic procedures.

Substances abuse symptoms, mental and emotional illness symptoms and intervention techniques.

Medications commonly used for a wide variety of medical conditions and their effects, reactions and contraindications; proper handling and administration of medications.

This is an hourly/non-exempt, full-time, benefit eligible position.

Location: Walsenburg, CO
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