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NURSE PRACTITIONER- SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY
The Nurse Practitioner provides direct patient care within state and scope of practice guidelines at assigned Barton HealthCare System outpatient clinic facilities. Services are provided based on the ages of the population served; Newborn through geriatric - 65 years or older and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team. Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to identify and meet the individualized needs of the population served. The Nurse Practitioner relies on the appropriate authorization protocols when performing medical functions including diagnosing, treating and performing any other function within the scope of medical practice. Nurse Practitioners are credentialed through the Barton Medical Staff Allied Health Practitioner Program.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Education
Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner training program which has been accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Nurse Practitioners
Current California and Nevada licenses or ability to obtain prior to start date
Current CPR/BLS certification by the American Heart Association (BLS for the Healthcare Provider) or ability to obtain prior to start date

Minimum Experience
Requires recent clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner with the exception of practitioners who have completed an approved training program within the past year. Recent clinical experience is defined as having performed at least 100 outpatient clinical activities/procedures and/or 30 inpatient clinical activities/procedures during the past two years.
Minimum three years Outpatient Clinic and or Urgent Care experience preferred
Sufficient computer skills as are required to complete an online application and the pre-employment/annual computer requirements
In compliance with patient safety standards, must be able to effectively communicate in English; Bilingual abilities preferred

Physical Demands
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfer patients
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
Exposure to stressful environments that may include communicating with difficult individuals in emotional situations
Contact with patients and guests under a wide variety of circumstances
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
Exposure to infections and contagious diseases
Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, including the handling of emergency or crisis situations
Subject to pressure due to irregular hours, frequent interruptions and stressful situations due to multiple demands
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the position without compromising services.

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