The Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nurse that assists with all aspects of patient care. This position can perform independently doing patient diagnosis, treatment, consultations and can also prescribe medications. Nurse Practitioners will educate patients about preventative care and the prescribed treatments. At Southern Arizona Urgent Care the Nurse Practitioner will lead the way in providing efficient and effective response times to our patients’ needs. Exceptional customer service is the standard with each patient encounter. The Nurse Practitioner will support the company’s goals, objectives, and philosophy and be in compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and standards of patient care.
Line of Authority/Reports to: Nurse Practitioners shall be directly responsible to the Medical Director-Dotted line to VP of Operations and Executive Vice President of Administration
Works with: NP Trainer, Super Teams and Patients
- Graduate from an accredited college or university nursing program and possess current licensure and/or certification as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with training in family practice, ED and/or Urgent Care in the state of employment.
- Must possess current PALS, ACLS, & CPR certification
- Must provide current documentation for TB screening (annual) and the HBV series.
- Two years of nursing experience.
- One year’s supervisory experience preferred.
- A valid driver’s license.
- Able to work an Urgent Care schedule
- Two years ED or Urgent Care experience
Duties and Areas of Responsibility:
The Nurse Practitioner will be able to perform ALL of the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual job performance requirements:
- Provide comprehensive care to include, but, not limited to, dispensing and administering medications and performing examinations and treatment of patients; perform a variety of procedures and treatments.
- Order, interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.
- Record physical findings in the EMR, formulate prognosis based on patient’s condition and discuss with physician and other health professionals to prepare a comprehensive patient care plan.
- Recommend drugs and other forms of treatment within the scope of licensure.
- Verify the cleanliness of equipment and work area through own efforts and supervision.
- Maintaining a good working relationship with peers, super teams, patients and outside vendors
- Utilize established facility policies and procedures in making decisions, but use sound independent judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.
- Regularly evaluate the provision of medical services to prevent the inappropriate use of duplication of those services.
- Maintain absolute security and confidentiality of all medical records.
- Review each case in the EMR to determine all provided services are documented.
- Recommend methods of improving operation efficiency and cost effectiveness of health-related services.
- Communicate effectively and coherently to administration, staff, other providers, patient’s family and friends in situations requiring tact and diplomacy, understanding, fairness, firmness and good judgment.
- Attend weekly super team meetings, promote communications and proper flow of relevant information to management as needed.
- Attend mandatory training as scheduled.
- Evaluate and recommend physical safety requirements necessary to provide a safe working environment for both patients and staff.
- Establish and maintain effective working relations with others and handle difficult interpersonal contacts.
- Take appropriate action to prevent or diffuse potentially disruptive situations.
- Have a good working knowledge of the EMR and correctly document all information in accordance with the EMR procedures.
- Remain alert at all times and react quickly, efficiently and calmly in emergency and other high stress
Work Habits & Attitudes:
- Understand all aspects of the EMR (Electronic Medical Records) system
- Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve an organizational objective
- Skill in analyzing situations accurately and taking effective action
- Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, policy-making bodies, third-party payers, patients, and the public
- Skill in organizing work assignments and achieving goals and objectives
- Skill in exercising judgment and discretion in developing, applying, interpreting and coordinating departmental policies and procedures
- Ability to assume responsibility and authority over assigned work functions
- Ability to establish and maintain quality control standards
- Ability to organize and integrate organizational priorities and deadlines.
- Ability to prepare comprehensive reports
- Must have good communication skills and be able to work as a supportive team member with Southern Arizona Urgent Care’s administration
- A strong knowledge base of APRN nursing and basic principle/practices of management
- Must have a basic working knowledge of computer and office equipment
How to Apply:
All applicants MUST fill out and submit the Employment Application corresponding to the position along with resume.
- Click the button below to fill out the online application.
- Attach Resume and any other important documentation.
You can also apply in person at any of our locations.