Nurse Practitioner

Job ID
2020-106399
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
General Medical Clinic
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
Pacific Central Coast Health Centers
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Varied Mon-Fri 8 am - 7 pm, Sat 9am-3pm
Location
CA-Lompoc

Overview

About Pacific Central Coast Health Centers

Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco reside the charming Central Coast communities of Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, and Arroyo Grande. Here, the mission of Dignity Health can be found at Marian Regional Medical Center, French Hospital Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Pacific Central Coast Health Center’s (PHC).

 

PHC organization was formed to provide the management, organizational and operational support for community clinics. The philosophy guiding PHC’s practice is to provide the ideal environment for health care delivery. The team approach to patient care is inherent in a group practice environment. Every employee of PHC is a team member who can affect patient care profoundly, either in a positive or a negative sense. Many patients, due to illness, are not at their best and there may be difficult management problems. Tact, understanding, support and patience are essential to a good patient-physician relationship. Each employee is encouraged to contribute toward this successful relationship.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

 

In keeping with the Pacific Central Coast Health Center's philosophy, the Family Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing direct patient clinical care in an ambulatory setting and provides health maintenance exams with appropriate patient education for all age groups, including well child exams, adolescent exams and sports physicals, and adult physicals including pap and pelvic exam.

 

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Knowledge of nurse practitioner principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of methods ensuring safe working environment for patient, family and staff including using appropriate personal protection equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability in the provision of care within field boundaries.
  • Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
  • Skill in taking medical histories to assess medical condition and interpret findings.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient information.
  • Ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives and choose an appropriate course of action.
  • Communications Candidates must possess the following abilities: to express oneself effectively both orally and in writing; actively listen to others for understanding of their needs and situations; speak and write English clearly; read and understand correspondence, memoranda and directives and effectively represent the organization, department and its operations to management and the public.
  • Decision Making This position requires that the candidate is able to act in a decisive manner, using good judgment; manage diverse functions; assess problems and situations and anticipate needs and evaluate alternatives.
  • Professional Attitude It is expected that the candidate will hold the following professional attributes: dependability: maturity in relationships with others; self-confidence; willingness to take initiative: commitment to the organization; and represent the organization to other agencies staff and the public with a courteous, helpful, accurate and business-like attitude in all telephone, email and in personal contact.
  • Licensed by the State of California, Board of Registered Nurse National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner Basic Life Support DEA

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