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Nurse Practitioner

Company: Ardent Health Services
Location: Harker Heights
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Seton Medical Center Harker Heights is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join our Wellstone Physicians Group in a clinic near the hospital, working to assess the physical needs of family medicine patients in an outpatient setting.Major Responsibilities

  • Diagnosing, treating and managing acute and chronic family medicine conditions
  • Function independently to perform age appropriate history and physical for routine and complex acute and chronically ill patients
  • See new patients and follow up visits as delegated by family medicine physicians
  • Ensure physician collaboration on complex and high priority issues
  • Prescribing appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities
  • Ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests such as lab work, x-rays, pathology
  • Review diagnostic tests, lab, pathology for patients
  • Formulate, and communicate results, recommendations to patients and collaborating physicians/specialists
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals
  • Counselling/Educating patients on specific disease self-management strategies, disease prevention, and positive health and lifestyle choices
  • Developing/maintaining formalized Wellness and Screening Program as well as maintenance program for high risk conditions
  • Responsible for ensuring core competencies of clinical support staffSkills and Attributes
  • Experience with patient safety best practices preferred
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated proficient communication skillsEducation/Skills/Experience
  • Certification as Nurse Practitioner – Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in caring for the adult population
  • Family medicine experience preferredLicenses/Registrations/Certifications
  • Board Certified as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas, or,
  • Board Certified as a Physician Assistant in the State of Texas
  • BLS through AHA (American Heart Association) required upon hireLocation
  • Located in Central Texas 60 miles north of Austin in the 5th fastest growing Texas MSA
  • 2 large Recreational Lakes
  • Housing, Cost of Living and Crime Rate substantially lower than the nation average
  • Large amount of outdoor recreation activities including boating, water sking, fishing, hiking, biking, hunting and more
  • Top Rated Public Schools
  • Close to multiple Universities and Colleges including University of Texas, University of Texas A&M, Baylor University, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Central Texas College, Temple College
  • Service area includes the communities of Harker Heights as well as Temple, Belton, Salado, Killeen and Ft. HoodWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: Ardent Health Services, Killeen , Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Harker Heights, Texas

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