AL | AK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DC | DE | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS

KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC

ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY

You are here: The Job Explorer > Job Description > Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Duties and Responsibilities

Job Search
job title, keywords, company, location jobs by job search

Purpose of Classification:

Provides medical care and treatment to clients in areas such as a student health center, health clinics, and/or a research study.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from a related classification titled Physician's Assistant in that incumbents work with a consulting Physician rather than a supervising physician as a Physician's Assistant does. Nurse Practitioners can obtain a Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) license to prescribe and dispense medication, while a Physician's Assistant uses the supervising physician's D.E.A. number to prescribe and dispense medications.

Examples of Duties:

  • Determines and formulates health histories and performs physical examinations.
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess client's clinical problems.
  • Determines and manages minor and/or acute illnesses and initiates symptomatic treatment.
  • Conducts initial care for emergency situations, such as illness or injury and initiates arrangements for continuing care.
  • Conducts on-going health care and clinical management of stable, chronically ill clients.
  • Maintains an on-going health education program with the assistance and guidance of a health educator.
  • Conducts informative educational sessions during client visit to ensure understanding by the client of his/her condition and treatment.
  • Collaborates with other health care team personnel in regards to client treatment.
  • Prescribes medication or other forms of treatment.
  • Documents medical records of client encounters.
  • Refers clients to outside medical and support service facilities.
  • Participates in research studies which includes recruiting and screening potential participants, determining whether eligibility criteria has been met, and completing required forms for each study.
  • Conducts home visits to perform testing and/or physical examinations for high risk or complicated cases.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of evaluation plans and treatment of clients with a variety of illnesses.
  • Skill in patient care.
  • Skill in the use of medical equipment utilized in area of assignment.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program AND satisfactory completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program. Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Arizona; certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.


Next: Nurse Practitioner Supervisor Job Description



Cover Letter

Sample Resume

Job Interview

Business Letter
Job Description

Job Description: Administrative - Agriculture - Animal Care - Building - Business - Development - Environmental - Equipment - Facilities - Food - Health - HR

Research - IT - Library - Media - Medical - Outreach - Parking - Police - Postal - Printing - PR - Lab - Retail - Student Services - Supplies - Trades - Transit - A-Z

Copyright 2011 The Job - Home | Contact Us | Recommend Us | Colleges and Universities | Find Jobs by County