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Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Job Requirements

The Legacy RN Nurse Practitioner is responsible Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May, focus on health promotion or disease prevention. May order, perform or interpret diagnostic test such as lab work and x-rays. May, prescribe medication. Must be a registered nurse who have specialized graduate education commensurate with his/her education, validated competencies, and scope of practice.

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing

  • An advanced degree in an approved and accredited Nurse Practitioner program

 

Experience For Registered Nurse

• One (1) or more years clinic experience preferred

 

Licenses/Certifications For Registered Nurse

• Must have and maintain current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in state of hire. 

 • Current CPR Certification

Role

• Prescribe medication dosage, routes, and frequencies based on patients’ characteristics such as age and gender. 

• Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic test as complete blood counts (CBC’s), electrocardiograms (EKG’s), and radiographs (x-rays).

• Analyze and interpret patients’ history, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses. 

• Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines. 

• Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, and injuries.

 • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized. 

• Counsel patients about drug regimens, possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the- counter (OTC) medications, and herbal remedies. 

• Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks. 

• Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women and older adults. 

• Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instruction’s to patients’ individual circumstances. 

• Understand Electronic Health Record, utilize to its fullest capabilities, and have record complete within policy regulations.

 

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