The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse that directs all aspects of patient care. Nurse practitioners assess, diagnose, treat, and manage acute episodic and chronic illnesses. Nurse practitioners are experts in health promotion and disease prevention. They order, conduct, supervise, and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, prescribe pharmacological agents and non-pharmacologic therapies, as well as teach and counsel patients, among other obligations. As licensed, independent clinicians, Nurse Practitioners practice autonomously and in coordination with healthcare professionals and other individuals. At Southern Arizona Urgent Care the Nurse Practitioner will lead the way in providing efficient and effective response times to our patient’s needs. Exceptional customer service will be the standard with each patient encounter. The Nurse Practitioner will support the company’s goals, objectives and philosophy.
Required Skills/Abilities/ Qualifications:
- A strong knowledge base of ARNP nursing and basic principle/practices of management.
- 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 organizational objective.
- Ability to read and interpret X-rays prior to over-read
- Efficient with procedures including suturing
- 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.
- 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.
- Must have good communication skills and be able to work as a supportive team member with Southern Arizona Urgent Care’s administration.
- Two years ED or Urgent Care experience.
- One- year supervisory experience preferred.
Education and Experience:
- Graduate from an accredited college or university nursing program
- Current state license as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
- National Board Certification
- Must possess current CPR certification
- Must possess current DEA registration certificate
- A valid driver’s license.
- Able to work irregular hours and be on call for emergency situations if required.