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Under the supervision and direction of the Physician and Medical Director, the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner provides primary care to participants by evaluating participant physical complaints and providing appropriate treatment. The Geriatric Nurse Practitioner functions beyond as an advanced practice nurse and as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team.
Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities
Functional Category: Primary Care
Estimated Percent of time Spent – 100%
- Evaluates participants and documents information in participant’s chart.
- Performs physical examination and orders and interprets diagnostic tests.
- Performs blood draws, EKG’s, dressing changes and any other nursing interventions as needed.
- Formulates an assessment of participant’s condition and provides a treatment plan, including writing prescription(s) and providing ongoing follow-up of condition. Provides alternative methods of therapy to participants as appropriate.
- Educates staff, participants and caregivers regarding healthcare issues and treatments.
- Manages acute and long-term medical needs of participants in collaboration with other primary care providers and oversees the care needs of participants in nursing homes, homes, Assisted Living Facilities and/or group clinic settings.
- Provides emotional and spiritual support to participants.
- Provides management of medical emergencies as needs dictate.
- Ensures appropriate and timely documentation of medical care in the participant’s medical record, in compliance with InnovAge Greater PACE documentation policies. Identifies documents and corrects problems in medical records.
- Additional work functions and duties may be assigned
Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation
- Current State issued Nurse Practitioner license.
- Current state DEA certification.
- Full prescriptive authority
- Requires personal transportation, valid state issued driver’s license, good driving record and auto insurance as required by law.
Work Experience and Qualifications
- A minimum of five years experience as an RN with extensive experience in elderly care
- A minimum of one year experience as a nurse practitioner in a geriatric setting
- A minimum of one year working with the frail or elderly is required.
Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required
- Must be computer proficient and possess experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Must be able to quickly learn specific software and new applications.
- Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
- Able to analyze data and statistics and draw reasonable conclusions and compile accurate reports.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret regulations and other documents.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and tactfully present information to, and communicate with, co-workers, employees, and others.
- Possess exceptional English written and verbal communication skills, including accurate grammar and business correspondence knowledge.
- Ability to read and write memos, reports, and correspondence that conform to prescribed style and format.
- Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Able to establish and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships.
- Organized, detail-oriented, diplomatic, proactive, self-motivated, dependable, and driven by excellence.
- Even-tempered and able to balance multiple tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.