Nurse Practitioner

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Provides comprehensive health care to patients in collaboration with physicians andother staff including medical evaluation, treatment, counseling and referrals.The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties andresponsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description ofall the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
1. Evaluates and implements patient health care needs. Performs routine exams
and obtains patient histories. Manages patient treatment program based on
assessment of needs. Initiates treatment via prescriptions, diagnostic tests,
exams and procedures. Reviews lab results and plans actions according to
results. Performs routine health maintenance activities for new and established
2. Coordinates patient care and makes referrals to physicians, nurses,
psychologists, nutritionists, et cetera, as needed. Collaborates and
communicates with other professionals, nurses, physicians, and outside
agencies regarding patient care. Coordinates patient care and family counseling
with public and mental health agencies as appropriate.
3. Teaches wellness habits and educates patients on prevention of potential health
problems or method of dealing with present problems. Provides information and
materials relating to patient health care needs.
4. Develops educational programs for medical and/or nursing students and the
general public, upon request.
5. Performs administrative duties such as writing admission and discharge orders,
working with office staff regarding patient problems, scheduling, records, etc.
6. Maintains knowledge of current medical practices and skills.
7. Develops, writes and/or updates Nurse Practitioner practice protocols as directed
by physician.
8. Acts as lead care provider amongst other support staff, such as nurses and
medical assistants.
9. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as
well as the proper release of information.
10. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee,
patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
11. Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of
Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).
12. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate:
Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational
System/Process, and Safety.
13. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and
efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
14. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and
dress code.
15. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of
growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the
patient treated.
1. Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Requires sitting, standing and walking
for extended periods of time (up to 6 hours at a time). Continually uses fingers for
patient care, writing, and handling patient charts. Routinely use upper extremities;
occasionally lift items up to 25 pounds. Occasionally push cart with supplies up to 50
pounds. Occasionally push wheelchair with a patient weighing up to 325 pounds.
Stoop, been, and reach above shoulder level regularly. Hearing as it relates to normal
conversation and taking blood preassure readings. General visions, near vision,
peripheral are all required.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current Pennsylvania
nursing license. Certified at national level as a Nurse Practitioner.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: One year practice experience in a similar setting.
WORK SCHEDULE: Generally days, with potential for one or two evenings per week, and weekends as assigned.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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