||Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Neurology
To perform, under the responsibility and clinical supervision of physicians, clinical patient care service defined as: data gathering, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, management of stable and chronic illness; and counseling in the hospital and at the
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Obtains complete medical and psychosocial histories; performs a complete physical examination.
2. Performs evaluation and problem identification of patients.
3. Orders relevant laboratory tests, determines medication and other necessary treatments.
4. Performs medical and health care procedures as directed or ordered through the record, and co-signed by the responsible physician.
5. Assumes the management of patients with acute or chronic stabilized illness under the supervision of physician.
6. Serve as the primary contact for patients referred to the Headache and Rapid Access clinics.
7. Assist in outpatient based clinical research studies.
8. Screen patients for department clinical studies.
9. Provides appropriate health education when appropriate.
10. Coordinates continuing patient care between emergency room, clinics, and patient’s home.
11. Coordinates and monitors a health maintenance program for patients.
12. Counsels patients in general health education.
13. Performs triage of patients.
14. Completes short-term disability and other patient paperwork.
15. Initiates the referral of patients to other departments and agencies
||Qualifications The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education A Masters’s degree and completion of an approved course of study as a nurse practitioner is necessary. Current D.C. licensure as a Nurse Practitioner is necessary.
Experience Six to eight years of experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience is necessary.
Supervision is received daily from neurosurgeons, the Chairman, and Clinical Practice Manager.
Functional supervision is exercised over non-professional staff.
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Typical Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Frequent mobility and/or sitting required for extended periods of time. Requires manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard, calculator, copier machine, and other equipment.
Typical Mental Demands
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to do math calculations, input data into the computer, and analyze data as requested. Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow
and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Works in both office and clinical settings (i.e. hospital).