GISD Employee Clinic Nurse Practitioner

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: GISD Employee Clinic Manager
Date Revised: October 1, 2015
Dept./School: GISD Employee Clinic

Primary purpose

Provide diagnostics and therapeutic medical care and services to GISD school employees and eligible dependents.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

Must complete a Bachelors’ of Science or higher degree program from an accredited nursing program

Must maintain a current license to practice medicine as a Nurse Practitioner by the Texas Medical Board

Must maintain current Basic Life Support Certification

Must attain continuing medical education credits as required by the Texas Medical Board

Experience

Preference is given to candidates with a minimum of two (2) years practical experience with patients

Special knowledge/skills

Possess a thorough understanding of the technical content of the position as well as the ability to

apply these skills to health-related issues

Possess the ability to develop a course of action to achieve work objectives while anticipating

contingencies and develop alternate plans to meet completion deadlines

Possess the ability to set priorities and make adjustments to meet fluctuating workloads

Possess excellent oral and written communication skills

Possess the logical process to gather and analyze information in order to take action or commit to a

specific assignment.

Possess strong assessment skills

Possess the ability to handle stress of time restraints and emotional stressors

Possess the ability to appropriately delegate responsibilities to the staff

Respond to medical/health problems presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis,

investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate

Possess the ability to commission healthcare by liaising with medical professionals in the community

and hospitals

Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all patients according to HIPPA

Responsible for meeting targets set by the government for specific treatments

Keep up to date with medical developments, new drugs, treatments and medications

Insure each patient is given the “standard of care”

Major responsibilities and duties

  • Provide diagnostics and therapeutic medical care and services to GISD Employee Clinic patients, assist in the observation and evaluation of patients, take case histories, conduct physical examinations and order laboratory studies.
  • Make diagnoses, select and provide appropriate treatment for medical (life or death or severe injury), as indicated until emergency assistance arrives.
  • Assess a patient’s condition and initiate the appropriate treatment.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceuticals to treat diseases and illness, to include knowledge of the mechanism of action, side effects, toxic nature and drug interaction of medications.
  • Interpret diagnostic tests in order to determine therapeutic treatment plans.
  • Deal with patients on a one-on-one basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  •  None.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Posture: 
Prolonged standing, walking, stooping, bending and lifting
Environment: 
Exposure to bacteria and communicable disease
Mental Demands: 
Communicate effectively (verbal and written); interpret policies and procedures; make multiple decisions regarding patient’s health; demonstrate mental quickness, ability to think on feet and use common sense; maintain emotional control under pressure situations

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.