Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:To provide quality health care in an outpatient clinic setting to the patients of Harney District Hospital Family Care Clinic. 

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Conduct comprehensive physical assessment; establish diagnoses and treatment plans for common illnesses and conditions.
  •  Prescribe and manage medications.
  •  Order, perform, and interpret laboratory tests.  Order imaging procedures and other outpatient procedures as needed. 
  •  Refer patients to appropriate specialty physicians and other health care providers as deemed necessary.
  •  Provide patient education and promote patient health and wellness.
  •  Manage acute and chronic conditions in patients. 
  •  Regularly consult with physicians on patient care issues and if deemed necessary, refer patients to HDH Family Care physicians. 
  •  Document the assessment and treatment plan in patient chart in a clear, concise and timely manner. Submit charges that support the level of  service and documentation for services rendered.
  •  Participate in regular provider meetings to identify and improve clinic processes and functions.
  •  Utilize the skills and abilities of the clinical support staff efficiently and appropriately.
  •  Provide health services in the RHC Clinic and be available to provide patient care for at least 50% of the time that the clinic operates.
  •  Adhere to the Collaborative Agreement with providers of HDH Family Care.
  •  Participate in the development and review of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) policies, procedures and services and offer recommendations for revisions  as needed.   
  •  Follow established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance measures and safety standards. 
  •  Maintain professional, cooperative working relationship with physicians, care providers, hospital staff, other healthcare organizations, and the  public to provide quality customer service in a courteous manner.
  •  Maintain work areas in a clean, orderly and secure manner. 

 JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  •  MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Broad knowledge of health care, patient care principles and practices.  Possession of a degree from accredited  school for Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners.   Must possess a current, unencumbered, Oregon license for NP or PA.  Must be in good  standing with the respective Oregon Licensing Board.  Must have current Federal DEA license.
  •  DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: At least 5 years experience in a family practice setting.
  •  PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel,  stoop, communicate, reach and manipulate objects.  The position requires mobility.  Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a  regular basis, and may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 15 pounds.  Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50%  of the work period while operating standard patient care equipment and items such computer keyboard. 
  •  WORKING CONDITIONS:  Usual medical clinic working environment.  The noise level in the work area is typical of most clinic environments with  telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.  Performing the above duties may expose the position to infections and contagious  diseases, body fluids and wastes, odorous chemicals and specimens. 
  •  SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervision is not a typical responsibility of this position.
  •  SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will under the medical supervision of a physician as licensure requirements  dictate such oversight. Reports directly to the Director of Primary Care for all other or non-medical practice issues.