Job: Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - NP - Pueblo

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Job Description

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - NP - Pueblo

  • Location: CO, Pueblo
  • Schedule: Regular Full-time
  • Department: 104 - Primary Care
  • Facility: PUEBL - InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE-Pueblo Center
  • Date published: 19-Feb-2017
Job Description

Job Summary

Under the supervision and direction of the Physician and Medical Director, the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner provides primary care to participants by evaluating participant physical complaints and providing appropriate treatment. The Geriatric Nurse Practitioner functions beyond as an advanced practice nurse and as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team.

Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities

Functional Category: Primary Care

Estimated Percent of time Spent 100%

Evaluates participants and documents information in participants chart.

Performs physical examination and orders and interprets diagnostic tests.

Performs blood draws, EKGs, dressing changes and any other nursing interventions as needed.

Formulates an assessment of participants condition and provides a treatment plan, including writing prescription(s) and providing ongoing follow-up of condition. Provides alternative methods of therapy to participants as appropriate.

Educates staff, participants and caregivers regarding healthcare issues and treatments.

Manages acute and long-term medical needs of participants in collaboration with other primary care providers and oversees the care needs of participants in nursing homes, homes, Assisted Living Facilities and/or group clinic settings.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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

Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation

Required

Current State of Colorado Nurse Practitioner license required.

Requires personal transportation, valid state issued drivers license, good driving record and auto insurance as required by law.

Work Experience and Qualifications

Required

A minimum of five years experience as an RN with extensive experience in elderly care

A minimum of one year experience as a nurse practitioner in a geriatric setting

A minimum of one year working with the frail or elderly is required.

Preferred

A minimum of one year experience as a nurse practitioner in a geriatric setting and full prescriptive authority preferred

Bi-lingual-Spanish Preferred

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