Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

15317 W Bell Rd Ste 108, Surprise, AZ 85374 Surprise, AZ 85374 • Healthcare • Full-Time

Salary Range:  $110000.00 - $135000.00 year

POSITION SUMMARY The Adult Nurse Practitioner is primarily responsible for providing comprehensive primary health care services through the identification, management and/or referral of the health problems and the maintenance of the client’s health by means of preventive care and health promotion. Will perform assignments which can vary from routine to exceptional in nature and are carried out with minimal guidance in accordance with clinic office practices and procedures. Will comply with organization and department policies.

EXPECTATIONS

Every Adelante Healthcare employee will strive to maximize their performance and contribution to Adelante Healthcare and the community we serve every day. Employees are expected to work in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to quality, patient safety, employee engagement, innovation, and the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism, and competence.OUR CORE VALUESCompassionExcellenceIntegrityLearningRespectSustainability

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduate from an approved Nurse Practitioner school
Nurse Practitioner certificate issued by the Arizona Board of Nursing
Valid Arizona Registered Nurse licenseValid Arizona Advanced Practice license
Valid DEA certificate
Current BLS
Experience treating adults with chronic and acute conditions
Demonstrated understanding of clinical methods and techniques
Ability to meet and deal effectively with clients, associates, and the general public
Basic business English, spelling, and punctuation skills
Basic computer efficiency
Valid AZ driver’s license
Commitment to Adelante Healthcare mission, vision, and values
Competency in dealing with people of various cultures and social status
Certification to perform cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Health Care Professional (CPR) and AED through courses that follow the guidelines from the American Heart Association and Red Cross (cognitive and skills evaluations)
Valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety for all specialty behavioral health locations

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Health Care DeliveryReports to the Regional Medical Director
Provide high quality health care services including the following:
Accessible and available health services to patients for which the Provider is credentialed and privileged.
Education of and effective communication with those served concerning the diagnosis and treatment of their medical conditions, appropriate preventive measures, and use of the health care system
Treatment that is consistent with clinical impressions and working diagnoses
Appropriate, accurate and complete electronic medical record entries, in a timely manner
Adequate and appropriate transfer of information for continuity of care
Evaluate patients in a timely, courteous, and professional manner
Completes all required documentation for billing of services provided
Promote and demonstrate good customer service to both external and internal customers
Consult, refer, and collaborate with other disciplines involved in the delivery of total patient care
Advise management on performance deficiencies of medical auxiliary personnel (incl. M.A.s
)Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to interpret licensing standards for Advanced Practitioner practice (scope of practice)Assume the role and duties of other clinical personnel, as necessary
Rotate call for emergencies in the evenings and on weekends and holidays, as assigned
Attend continuing medical education (CME) programs as paid for by Adelante Healthcare and if required to maintain licensure. 
Maintain credentialing and privileging in good standing
Quality Management/Risk Management
Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional growth by involvement in quality improvement programs and the participation in peer review, medical record audits, continuing education, and the review of protocols and procedures
Review results of utilization and quality monitoring and participate in the analysis of services
Communicate necessary information to the Regional Medical Director concerning operations and suggestions for improvement
Be knowledgeable and adhere to all policies and procedures related to client services
Assure compliance with rules and regulations as set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services and other contracted health care plans
Community Relations
Represent Adelante Healthcare (AHC) if requested in groups addressing the health care needs of the community
Participate in the planning and development of new programs and services by identifying specific community health needs and programs to meet those needs
Assist individuals and the community to assume responsibility for the prevention of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health
Act as a liaison and address community groups regarding AHC and its’ services, as requested
Understand your role in the Disaster Plan and that safety is a condition of employment
Participate in other activities such as health fairs, classes, and community events
Professional Networking
Attend monthly provider meetings and combined staff meetings
Participate and complete all required training
Demonstrate skills and behaviors consistent with Language of Caring
Contribute to the training and proficiencies of clinical personnel, including medical students, in a culturally competent capacity. Work with the staff in a positive and constructive manner
Promote collegial relationships with other clinical staff and providers in the community
Provide coverage for other Adelante sites, when necessary

NONESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Three (3) years of experience in community health
Bilingual - English/Spanish
Electronic Health Records
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Perform other duties as requested or assigned by the Regional Medical Director or Chief Medical Officer

 
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