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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Company:
Entourage Consulting LLC
Location:
Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Posted:
March 18, 2019

Description:

Entourage is accepting resumes for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) to work in Kunsan AB, South Korea.

General Description:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse who work autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to deliver family-focused care.

Specific Tasks:

• You shall provide a full range of FNP services in accordance with privileges granted by the Commanding Officer (e.g., supervise and provide general screening and medical care and examinations of patients for routine, acute and chronic conditions involving any and all organ systems; provide immunizations; diagnose, treat, and counsel patients as indicated).

• You shall treat patients with common acute conditions, illnesses, or minor trauma within accepted protocols, Nurse Practice Acts, and/or in collaboration with a physician.

• You shall collaborate with the physician in the health care of patients with acute and chronic illnesses.

• You shall request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.

• You shall order diagnostic tests as applicable.

• You shall prescribe and dispense medications as delineated by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

• You shall promote preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.

• You shall coordinate patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and cost effectiveness.

• You shall ensure compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. You shall provide care within ethical and legal boundaries.

• You shall assess patients.

• You shall have the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization. You shall effectively use appropriate communication format in addressing professional issues. You shall collaborate with off-base medical facilities as needed for sake of patient care.

• You shall have excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements.

• You shall have the ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and react quickly in emergency situations.

• You shall complete orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.

• You shall participate in the orientation of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.

• You shall serve and participate in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. You shall provide relevant and timely information to these groups and assist with decision-making and process improvement. You shall participate in customer service initiatives and medical readiness activities designed to enhance health services.

• You shall ensure a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement initiatives.

• You shall be able to perform deployment related health assessment (DHRA), annual mental health assessment (MHA), non-aeromedical preventive health assessment (PHA), Base Operational Medicine Clinic (BOMC) support, and primary care duties that comply with applicable Department of Defense and Air Force policy and guidance, to include required standards of care and clinical practice guidelines.

• You shall have sufficient specific training or practice experience in Family Medicine and shall be able to adequately assess, diagnose, stabilize and treat diseases and injuries to include, but not limited to, the following: Skin, Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose, Throat, Mouth, Teeth, Neck, Cardiovascular System, Pulmonary System, Gastrointestinal System, Lymphatic System, Musculoskeletal System, Genitourinary System, Reproductive System, Psychiatric Disease, Central Nervous System, Endocrine System, Peripheral Nervous System. The PA FNP shall be able to recognize those conditions beyond his/her level of training and/or experience and consult a physician in an appropriate and timely manner.

Qualifications:

• You must be knowledgeable of clinical application of principles and practices related to the nursing process or healthcare management.

• You must have experience in case management, discharge planning, utilization management, process improvement, and personnel management.

• You must be able to review and understand a wide range of medical disorders, conditions, and disease processes for the adult patient, to include in-person and via-telephone assessments, evaluations, and diagnoses.

• You must be able to educate and apply preventive health and disease management principles with a primary focus on treatment and prevention protocols.

• You must have a working knowledge of commonly used pharmacological agents used in the adult population.

• You must have knowledge of computer applications and software to include Microsoft Office programs, MS Outlook (e-mail), internet, Excel, and PowerPoint.

• You must be proficient in the use of the following computer systems: Composite Health Care Systems (CHCS), Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), Aeromedical Services Information Management System (ASIMS), and Preventive Health Assessment and Individual Medical Readiness (PIMR).

• You must have knowledge of electronic healthcare record documentation in Composite Health Care Systems (CHCS) and Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) is required.

• You must successfully complete all facility orientation requirements as a clinical nurse.

• You must be skilled in analyzing and defining healthcare needs of a defined population using standardized assessment tools.

• You must be able to meet administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient's condition including disease progress, education, and follow-up care.

• You must be able to use problem-solving techniques to articulate medical requirements to patients, family members, care givers and medical as well as non-medical staff in a professional and courteous way.

Education:

• You must have successfully completed all education and training requirements leading to graduation from an accredited national, state, or military equivalent school for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). FNP board certification or equivalent is mandatory.

• You must have and maintain throughout course of contract, a current, active, valid, and unrestricted license (with no limitations, stipulations or pending adverse actions) to practice.

• You must maintain requirements mandated by credentialing agency, to include continuing education requirements. You shall have, and maintain, current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as certified by the American Red Cross.

• You must have a minimum of at least two years of primary care experience treating patients of all ages for routine, urgent and emergent diseases and injuries and no more than twelve (12) months since the last work assignment.

• You shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with patients, other Health Care Providers and employees of the MTF.

• You shall be required to meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements.

Knowledge:

• You shall have knowledge of professional care theories, principles, practices, disease process, and procedures.

• You shall have knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required. Knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient's condition including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.

• You shall have knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry, and automated medical records.

• You shall have skill in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers, and other unit specific equipment.

Experience:

• You shall have a minimum of 2 years of experience as FNP in English-speaking setting is required, with experience in both acute and chronic care settings.

• Exposure to and fluency in English language is required. Must be able to write, speak, and understand English language. Fluency in Hangul is desired but not required.

• You must have experience performing care and treatment of patients, operating and maintaining therapeutic equipment, properly administering medications, conducting paraprofessional portions of clinical visits to include telephone consultations, and assisting in medical treatment of patients in accordance with established procedures and protocols.

• You shall read, understand, speak, and write English. For Korean, you shall read, understand, speak, and write both English and Korean well enough to effectively communicate with patients, coworkers, and healthcare providers without language-related interruptions. A foreign national candidate must have a TOEIC score above 550.