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Job DescriptionApplicant SearchesJob DescriptionJob Objective:Under the direction of the Medical Director of the OB Clinic and the Director of Women and Children's Outpatient Services, the Nurse Practitioner initiates and manages the medical treatment, obstetric and contraceptive care, and gynecological treatment of patients seeking said care according to Nurse Practitioner protocols as contained in the OB/GYN Clinic Manual. The Nurse Practitioner exemplifies expert clinical skills, possesses effective planning skills, and acts in supervisory role, and ensures appropriate delivery of patient care according to established standards. Works closely with and keeps management abreast of pertinent information regarding the department.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Client Care: Provides primary health care to women across the life span, with an emphasis on reproductive and gynecological health Uses the processes of assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation to provide care that integrates the psychosocial and physical needs of women Supervises the daily workflow of the clinic, to include, coordinating patient care activities, and staff breaks. lunches, coverage, and other supervisory duties as assigned. Demonstrates critical thinking and diagnostic skills in clinical decision making Obtains a comprehensive health history and psychosocial data base Assesses patients evidence of domestic violence or sexual abuse Performs a comprehensive physical assessment Recognizes emergency situations and initiates emergency care Orders, performs. and interprets screening and diagnostic procedures and tests Develops and analyzes differential diagnoses based on clinical and laboratory data Recommends diagnostic and therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness Furnishes medications as regulated by California Nurse Practice Act, and educates the client about the drug regimens, interactions, and side effects Incorporates non-pharmacological therapies as appropriate Evaluates results of interventions using accepted outcome criteria, revises the plan as needed, and consults with the physician as needed Provides health promotion and disease prevention while cognizant of age, developmental status, disability, culture. ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. Provides clinical management, including therapeutic procedures for women with selected gynecological problems Manages treatment of sexually transmitted infections for patients, with recommendations regarding partner treatment Provides comprehensive family planning care Provides prenatal and postpartum care. including attention to maternal/fetal health and parent/infant relationships Identifies high risk pregnancies and collaborates with physicians and other health care providers for management or referral Provides referral for non-reproductive health problems Provides input for case management Collaborates with other health care providers to achieve optimal outcomes Applies and/or participates in research, when able. to promote evidence-based practice and to facilitate effective care Records data accurately Administration of injections Removal of sutures/staples and application of dressingsNurse/Patient Relationship Health Education and CounselingProfessional Role Managing Health Care Delivery: Quality of Care: Leadership:Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Skills and Abilities:,lob DescriptionLicensure. Certifications and/or other requirements:Working Conditions:Work is frequently performed under conditions of emotional stress in a busy work environment. Establishes a therapeutic relationship with patients Promotes a physically safe and confidential environment for care Establishes a partnership with the client to facilitate decision making and self-care consistent with the client's health belief system Acknowledges personal values and cultural differences; understands their impact on the provider/client relationship Recognizes and communicates acceptance of the clients feelings and concerns Provides care that is non-judgmental and sensitive to client needs Functions as a client's advocate Offers comfort and emotional support to clients and their families Promotes client autonomy. dignity, and self-determination Plans. develops. coordinates, and provides appropriate health education and counseling in response to patient needs Promotes the availability of information that meets patients needs, promotes informed choice, provides rationale of options Provides education and counseling that is research-based and patient-centered Supports the patient in making positive behavioral changes Evaluates teaching strategies Informs patients to identify and use community and social resources Promotes the availability of educational materials in the language at the reading level of the patient Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups Participates in age specific educational and training programs Demonstrates proficiency in required age specific competencies Contributes to the advancement of the profession, the evolving specialty role, and to practice Promotes client autonomy, dignity, and self-determination Establishes priorities and coordinates care to meet the needs of culturally diverse client Develops, uses, and maintains collaborative relationships with health care professionals Interprets and promotes the role of the Nurse Practitioner to consumers, other health care professionals, and the community Maintains awareness of developments in the field through membership in professional organizations or other means Participates in the application and dissemination of research Serves as a role model For the staff Enures high quality care within the health care delivery systems Demonstrates leadership skills in achieving improved health care outcomes for all patients Uses nationally accepted guidelines and standards to promote integrated health care systems for the delivery of women's health care Participates in organization decision making on issues that affect quality of health and efficient use of resources in the area of women's health Manages functions and resources within the health care systems toward the provision of efficient and cost-effective quality care Collaborates with other health care professionals and recognizes the value of each provider's contribution to the comprehensive health care of women Acts as a resource in the planning, development, and implementation of community health programs Participates in policy making activities that influence women's health Acts as a consultant in specific areas of practice Accountability is demonstrated through the use of quality control measures Seeks to continuously improve client care Monitors self, peers, the delivery system, and strives for continuous improvement Assumes responsibility for maintain competence as a women's health Nurse Practitioner Incorporates professional, legal standards and ethical principles into practice Uses research to enhance quality of care Participates in continuing education Facilitates education and growth of employees Assess learning needs and implements plan of action to meet goals Provides staff with positive objective feedback and on going reevaluation to ensure understanding and progression of expectations and goals Assists with all phases of change implementation Provides assistance and/or direction to other units when required due to patient care needs Acts as liaison between patients, staff, physicians and other departments Provides support for greater staff accountability and responsibility Delegates appropriately as deemed necessary Provides verbal and written input for staff evaluations Ensures appropriate supplies are available and area is free from safety hazards Takes leadership role to ensure productivity Other duties as assigned Faxing, copying, and other clerical duties Demonstrates ability and willingness to apply philosophy, purposes, and objectives of AVH Recognizes the human value of the individual patient Has a thorough knowledge of the pathology of common disease entities in the department, and must demonstrate the ability to care for the psychosocial. cultural, spiritual and learning needs of the patients and their families Has effective interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills Ability to adhere with AVH Absenteeism and Tardiness Policy Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy Ability to adhere to the department dress code Ability to organize work and establish priorities Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties Knowledge of telephone etiquette Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, managers and other hospital staff Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures Conforms with required and appropriate JCAHO requirements Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education Display a willingness to work as a team player Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors California RN licensure Certification as Nurse Practitioner in California Certification in Nurse Practitioner specialty within one year of employment BCLS certification within 6 months of employment Must provide the Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number within one year of employment Allied Health Professional credentialing must be completed or in process Has completed training in a program conforming to Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) standards to develop skills in physical diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, and management of health conditions as indicated for obstetrical and gynecological conditionsA detailed description of the physical requirements of job this is aintained in the Employee Health Department.Closing StatementLooking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fasted growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents.An Equal Opportunity Employer.Company DescriptionAntelope Valley Hospital is a 420 bed, full service, not for profit, health care facility serving the residents of the Antelope Valley, a high desert area located one freeway hour northeast of Los Angeles. It is a district facility, which serves the community by providing a complex of medical services.


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