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Primary Care - Nurse Practitioner

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Killeen
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Baylor Scott & White Specialty Clinic- Killeen Hemingway2405 S Clear Creek Rd, Killeen, 76549 -About the CommunityKilleen-Temple is a metropolitan area in the Central Texas region of Bell County. Located about an hour from Austin, Killeen is a family-friendly city known for its proximity to Fort Hood, one of the largest military bases in the U.S. Not surprisingly, Killeen has a thriving economy and a cost of living lower than the U.S. national average. Bordering the Texas Hill Country, the area is well known for its rolling hills, bluebonnets, and spring wildflowers in the Grand Prairie to the west. Residents have access to down-home barbecue, an abundance of outdoor and recreational activities, and a fun live music scene. Killeen is ranked in the top 100 as one of the Best Places to Live and Best Places to Retire by the U.S. News & World Report. -JOB SUMMARYThe Nurse Practitioner of Primary Care is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who actively renders direct patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an independent billing provider. The Nurse Practitioner is recognized by Medicare and Medicaid within the healthcare systems, and in accordance with the appropriate board. The Nurse Practitioner provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the supervising physician. These providers typically provide care to patients in an internal medicine, family medicine, geriatric or pediatric clinic. -ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLEThe Nurse Practitioner of Primary Care assesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive, problem- focused physical examinations, medical histories and prescribes, recommends and employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments. The Nurse Practitioner implements comprehensive patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. In addition, the Nurse Practitioner counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness, condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies. This position also performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice as delegated by the collaborating Physician. -KEY SUCCESS FACTORSThe ideal candidate must have knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions and have strong verbal, written, communication, interpersonal, problem solving, critical thinking and computer software application skills. The ideal candidate must have the ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans, counsel patients and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests.The ideal candidate must be a graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program. -OTHER DETAILS- Specialty/Department/Practice - - Primary Care- Shift/Schedule - - Fulltime- Days- Benefits - Our competitive benefits package includes Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits, 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%, Tuition Reimbursement, PTO accrual beginning Day 1. - Please note, benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level. QUALIFICATIONS

  • EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program
  • EXPERIENCE - Minimum/no experience required
  • CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
    • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
    • Registered Nurse (RN)
    • Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Killeen , Primary Care - Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Killeen, Texas

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