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DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
The Mid-Level Practitioner contributes to IHC’s mission and goals of client satisfaction, quality of care, and productivity by providing primary health care services to IHC patients with an emphasis on preventive care.
Knowledge of professional health care principles, and methods, together with extended clinical experience; knowledge permits the Mid-Level Practitioner to plan steps, carry out multiphase projects, coordinate work with others, and modify techniques to solve a wide range of problems.
Performs physical examinations and assessments appropriate for patient’s age, establishing data base and medical history.
Diagnoses illnesses and/or conditions and establishes acceptable plans of management under supervision and in consultations with supervising physicians.
Provides counseling and patient education for preventive care, medications, and basic nutrition.
Attends and participates in clinic staff meetings.
Assists, participates and/or conducts other clinic-related projects and programs with the approval of the Site Medical Director.
Follows HIPAA and OSHA standards for medical care providers.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Logic and analysis – Able to:
Gather, organize, and analyze information and data
Perform initial problem-solving; draw initial evidenced-based conclusions
Accurately perform mathematic calculations.
Communication and Relationship Building –Able to:
Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication, strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide variety of patients, including children
Effectively communicate with a variety of individuals at a variety of educational levels
Able to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships with physicians, other employees and clients, sometimes involving moderately difficult negotiations
Maintain effective working relationships with diverse others
Able to work well in a team environment and as part of a team
Medical – Able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of current theory and practice of public health nursing
Demonstrate strong community health orientation including sensitivity to cultures represented in populations served by IHC and positive customer service skills
Demonstrate knowledge of basic clinic practices, techniques and methods of operation
Use of standard medical examination instruments and equipment
Prepare and maintain accurate medical records
Demonstrate knowledge of current theory and practice of primary care medicine as practiced in the United States
Demonstrate strong community health orientation including sensitivity to cultures represented in populations served by IHC
Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with a multidisciplinary clinical team utilizing a balanced approach to health care issues by including perspectives of business, administrative and medical disciplines
Guide others toward professional development; hold others accountable for performance
Work Product – Able to:
Juggle and meet multiple requests & deadlines
Maintain high detail orientation and accuracy
Prioritize, organize tasks and time, and follow up.
Perform responsibilities efficiently and timely.
Take initiative and need little supervision.
Process Improvement – Able to:
Anticipate and alert others to problems with projects, processes, or procedures
Perform and coach others on standard work relating to quality and compliance
Recognize and suggest alternate methods or processes the may need improving
Participate in performance improvement activities.
Technology – Able to:
Demonstrate proficient computer skills, including keyboard and use of Microsoft programs and use of electronic medical records and software (eCW)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program or Masters Degree in Nursing Science from an accredited university or college. Certification by American Nurses Association (ANA), other certifying board, or National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants. Licensed to practice in the state of Indiana.