MEDCOM Nurse (APRN Practitioner/Family Practice) in FT. POLK, Louisiana
A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.
This position is located with the US Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Nestled in the heart of West Central Louisiana with rolling hills, long-leaf pines, creeks, bayous and lakes, providing year-round beauty, you will find Leesville, the small city nearest Fort Polk. They maintain a "neighborly attitude," creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Also known as the Sportsman's Paradise, surrounded by millions of acres of public land including Kisatchie National Forest. Taking great pride in being the home of Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center, Leesville and the surrounding areas offer some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities, top-notch educational facilities, excellent medical facilities, cultural amenities, and a very low cost of living.
Employee provides independent and collaborative specialty, comprehensive and therapeutic health care services, integrating the art and science of nursing into medical practice. Medical management functions performed include assessment of acute, non-acute and chronic clinical and psychological diagnosis, new patient intake/screening, history and physical examination, laboratory and diagnostic studies; to include interpretation, ordering appropriate medications and treatments, providing staff education, and the initiation of a therapeutic plan in accordance with medical practice. Formats a therapeutic plan of care in collaboration with specialty physicians. Implementation includes major emphasis in the areas of patient/family education, assessment, comprehension, and support.
The incumbent is responsible for the initiation, implementation of treatment plans and education for chronic conditions such as; but not limited to, coronary artery disease, endocrine diseases such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, obesity, hyperlipidemia, and chronic kidney disease. Collaborates with physicians and other team members regarding patient management, to include evaluating and revising therapeutic plans.
Provides educational management to patients and their families regarding disease processes and diagnostic tests; the therapeutic regimen including medication, diet and follow-up care; methods of adapting medication and treatment to current lifestyles. Provides counseling to patients and their families for prevention of illness and maintenance of health, in order to assist patients in attaining physical, mental, and social well-being. Oversees compliance with the preventive healthcare needs of adult patients visiting the Primary Care Clinic. Refers high-risk, unstable, or extremely complex patients to the physicians and emergency medicine. Performs emergency care as appropriate.
Participates in patient care rounds and conferences in the outpatient setting. Presents patient cases and classes for patient care conferences and academic institutions. Communicates patient management strategies to members of the patient care team. Serves in a leadership position and is recognized as a consultant and role model to other health care professionals both within, and outside, the institution. Acts as a preceptor to graduate students enrolled in nurse practitioner programs. Develops and/or conducts in-service education programs for other health care professionals. Serves as advisor/member of committees as needed. Develops, reviews, and appropriately updates policies, protocols, standards of nursing practice, standard operating procedures and scope of practice regarding adult, adolescent, pediatric and geriatric patient care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary members of the health care team. Performs other duties as assigned.
Specialized experience: 1 year specialized experience. Specialized experience is defined as experience with taking medical histories, conducting physical examinations, performing diagnostic and therapeutic tasks and document results in relation to established physical standards; independently diagnose and treat patients in routine and emergency situations; treat chronic health problems such as hypertension and diabetes in a clinic environment.
Current State Licensure as a Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority
Certifying body as a Family Nurse Practitioner
Salary Range: 73,375 - 153,04q
Recruitment Bonus: Negotiable
External Company Name: Marketing & Advertising Business Unlimited, Inc
External Company URL: http://www.civilianmedicaljobs.com/
Street: FT. POLK
Post End Date: 6/1/2018