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This is a highly responsible nurse practitioner position involving examining patients, conducting systematic and comprehensive physical assessments, and developing a plan of care.

An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for obtaining a detailed medical history, performing comprehensive physical assessments, developing a treatment plan of care, and evaluating the patient's response. Work also involves interpretation of data, development and implementation of therapeutic plans and following through on the continuous care of patients.

Work is performed with considerable independence under the general medical direction of a physician. Work is guides by internal policies and protocols and physician-approved guidelines. Work is evaluated through chart review, consultations, conferences, and the observation of results. Performance is directly supervised and evaluated by nursing management.


Provides age-appropriate patient care to University students and eligible members of the University community. Obtains medical history and performs physical assessments appropriate to the patient's presenting complaints and age.

Analyzes, interprets, and evaluates subjective and objective findings to develop an assessment in order to initiate a treatment plan or referral to appropriate physician or provider.

Performs routine therapeutic duties (e.g. providing first aid care, wound care, suturing minor wounds and lacerations, suture removal, incision and drainage procedures) and collaborates/consults with the physician as indicated in Nurse Practitioner protocols and University Health Center procedures in accordance with privileges granted.

Develops a plan of care based upon assessment, which includes prescribing appropriate medications and treatments, providing follow-up care, and evaluating the effectiveness of care.

Promotes healthy living through education and primary prevention. Provides patient education regarding medications, treatments, anticipated outcomes, and referrals.

Provides appropriate documentation in the medical chart.

Attends and participates in staff conferences, clinic meetings, committee meetings, and NP/PA meetings.

Obtains appropriate continuing medical education and maintains licensure, national certification, and Georgia Board recognition as a nurse practitioner.

Participates in performance improvement activities of the team or department and demonstrates the ability to further and support the Health Center's Mission, Vision, and Values.

Works effectively as a member of a team. Takes leadership responsibility for completion of tasks when indicated and satisfies team expectations regarding work habits

Contributes to the University Health Center service culture.

Demonstrates effective and professional communication skills.

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; possession of a license as a Registered Professional Nurse issued by the State of Georgia; certification as a Nurse Practitioner as recognized by the Georgia Board of Nursing; and a minimum of two to three years experience as a nurse practitioner (experience in college health medicine, preferred).

Completion of a Masters degree level nurse practitioner program or equivalent experience.

Considerable knowledge of professional nursing and basic medical theory and practice.

Considerable knowledge of the nurse practitioner guidelines, rules, regulations, and policies of the health care facility.

Ability to discriminate between normal and abnormal findings.

Ability to follow patients through periods of illness in an independent or collaborative relationship with a physician.

Ability to coordinate preventive services and collaborate in the ongoing care of patients.

Ability to act as a medical consultant to other nursing personnel.

Ability organize and teach classes in the community.



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