Job Description

Physician Extender (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant)

SUMMARY

The Urgent Care Physician Extender (APP) is responsible for medical management of all patients presenting with acute illness and injury to include diagnoses, procedures and treatment. This is an autonomous practitioner with sound judgement and practical skills. The APP performs his/her functions based on his/her personal experience and professional judgment and: (1) discussion with the physician as necessary; (2) knowledge of physician preference; (3) written protocols developed with the Urgent Care Medical Director and Munson Medical Center (MMC); (4) written policies of this institution. The APP reports collaboratively to both the Medical Director and Clinical Manager of Munson Urgent Care.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nurse Practitioner

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan

  • Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner to practice in the State of Michigan

  • Certified as Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Association

  • Candidate must apply for and be granted appropriate clinical privileges through MMC's normal credentialing processes before rendering services

  • Previous experience in primary care or emergency setting is desirable.

  • ACLS certification preferred.

-OR-

  • Physician Assistant

  • A Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from an NCCPA accredited institution or PA Certificate Program.

  • Certification as a Physician Assistant by the AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants)

  • Licensure as a Physician Assistant by the State of Michigan

  • Previous experience in primary care or emergency setting is desirable.

  • Current BCLS certification required. ACLS certification preferred.

ORGANIZATION

Reports to the Urgent Care Clinical Manager. Under the direct clinical supervision of the Urgent Care Physician in the clinic, and Medical Director.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment to My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.

  • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

  • Works as a member of the Urgent Care clinical team to promote, support and provide comprehensive medical care to Urgent Care clients.

  • Develops, implements and evaluates plans of care utilizing sound clinical judgment based on assessment of physical, psychological, emotional, societal and environmental needs of the clients.

  • Consults with Urgent Care physician in delivery of medical care. May also consult with or refer clients to other disciplines.

  • Assists individuals to assume responsibility for the prevention of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health through the discharge process.

  • Adheres to Evaluation and Management Documentation Requirements and completes legible medical records documentation in accordance with established hospital policy.

  • Utilizes the current documentation and charting tools i.e. templates, Dragon or electronic medical record software for documentation as appropriate.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Company Info

Company Name
Munson Medical Center
Zip/Post Code
49696
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