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Geriatric - Nurse Practitioner - Baytown, TX (Job )

Company: Legacy Community Health
Location: Baytown
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive community care by treating the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life. As the largest FQHC in the state of Texas, with locations in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas including Beaumont and Baytown, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition/weight management education. Ideal Candidate Has 2 years of Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner experience. Is comfortable working in an autonomous environment, enthusiastic and passionate about Community Health and providing high quality patient care. This role is located at our San Jacinto clinic, which can be found at 4301 Garth Rd , Baytown, TX 77521. Benefits:

  • Mission-focused career impacting change and improving health outcomes for all patients
  • Legacy is a proud participant of several loan repayment programs that may qualify you up to $180,000 in loan repayments. Below are the loan repayment programs available to you when working at Legacy:
    • Nurse NHSC Loan Repayment Program
    • National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Program
    • Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP)
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
    • Paid vacation, sick time, and 403b retirement plan
    • Health insurance, vision, and dental benefits
    • Opportunities for leadership development and continuing medical education reimbursement
    • Paid malpractice
    • Opportunities for high levels of responsibility and rapid advancement
    • Medical visit copays are waived when seeing a Legacy provide Essential Functions
      • Follow the Nurse Practice Act for their licensure.
      • Initiates an appropriate assessment of patient's health status, ranging from focused to comprehensive, depending upon the setting (e.g., emergency, structured screening, scheduled visit).
      • Assist the Service Line Director and Clinic Site Director in the ongoing assessment of patient services and will report any need for improvement in those areas. Work with the team in ongoing clinic development and implementation.
      • Consults with colleagues, supervising Physicians, specialists, and other health professionals as appropriate.
      • Document all patient care as appropriate in a timely manner.
      • Assess, treat, and provide medical services to clinic patients.
      • Consult with patients by telephone, triaging, and referring these patients to services as appropriate.
      • Ensure evaluation of lab results as well as other testing results with follow-up of abnormal values as appropriate.
      • Consultation with and referral of complex and high priority cases to the physician on duty with regard to complicated diagnostic problems, serious illness, re-evaluation of chronic conditions, etc.
      • Educates patients regarding health promotion and disease prevention, preventative health care, health maintenance concepts and informs patients regarding the nature of the illness and the progress of evaluation and treatment.
      • Obtains patients health history from interview of patient and others, and from review of pertinent health records.
      • Performs and orders diagnostic tests and procedures and therapeutic procedures, within the scope of practice, including venipuncture; intradermal tests; intramuscular and subcutaneous injections; application of dressings and bandages; administration of medications; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; auditory screening; visual screening; and aseptic techniques.
      • Collects specimens for and carries out commonly performed blood, urine, and stool analyses and cultures.
      • Interprets health information and establishes diagnoses consistent with the accumulated data.
      • Formulates treatment plan, ensuring timely provision of necessary health care services.
      • Orders necessary medications and other therapeutic equipment and supplies within the scope of practice.
      • Analyzes accumulated health information and collects additional observational, interview, historical, physical examination, and diagnostic data, modifying treatment as appropriate.
      • Makes health record entries which are legible, concise, and timely.
      • Advocates for the rights of patients.
      • Provides primary clinical therapy and treatment of individual and groups of patient(s).
      • Participates in various committees to improve the quality of health care.
      • Participates in the collection and preparation of reports on patient care activities.
      • Conducts audits related to advanced practice health care techniques and takes part in quality assurance programs.
      • Maintains current knowledge in the field of practice and informs staff of changes.
      • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to insure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
      • Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team to facilitate the department s ability to meet its goals and objectives.
      • Attends all required safety training and education programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job related hazards.
      • Operates assigned equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed.
      • Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by Legacy standards.
      • Checks on the patient s environment and equipment to ensure safety. Reports safety concerns promptly to appropriate personnel.
      • Follows Legacy s exposure control plans/blood-borne and airborne pathogens.
      • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures and correct use of protective barrier equipment (Universal Precautions).
      • Performs other related work as required. Required Education, Certifications, Licenses, & Training
        • Current, unrestricted advanced practice license from the Texas Board of Nursing
        • Proficient with EMRs (Epic highly preferred)
        • BLS Required Years of Experience
          • 2 years of experience as an advanced practice provider and Nurse Practitioner are required.
          • Bilingual in Spanish is strongly preferred.

Keywords: Legacy Community Health, Baytown , Geriatric - Nurse Practitioner - Baytown, TX (Job ), Healthcare , Baytown, Texas

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