POSITION TITLE: Family Nurse Practitioner

DEPARTMENT: Medical Clinics

REPORTS TO:  Director of Clinic Operations

BASIC FUNCTION:  Responsible for rendering professional clinical assistance to patients within the medical practice in support of the Physician and as directed by the Physician.  Working directly with the Physician, the Nurse Practitioner is the liaison between the patient and the Physician for establishing and maintaining quality patient care.  Obtains a health history, assesses health-related status; enters a person into the health care system; supervises and manages care regimens for the Medical Center patients.  Instructs in all aspects of health maintenance and health care.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Education:  Graduate of an accredited nursing school, current RN license with Colorado State Board of Nursing.  Graduate of a formal Nurse Practitioner program.  Must possess a Nurse Practitioner Certificate, or be eligible to take the next examination.    Experience:   Prefer two years clinical experience nursing in a hospital setting.  ACLS certification every two years required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Provides comprehensive health assessments; demonstrates a high level of autonomy; demonstrates expert skill in diagnoses and treatment to manage acute and chronic and/or injury; promotes wellness through health education.  Adheres to the scope of practice as established by the Colorado Nurse Practice Act.  Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with residents, medical staff, co-workers and the public.  Ability to maintain quality control standards.  Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.  Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.  Ability to communicate clearly.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job,  the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use the hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  Must be able to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.   Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.  Frequent exposure to conditions common to a medical/clinical facility, such as exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation and medical preparations.


It must be understood that this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.


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Human Resources, EOE
Send resume/application to:  recruitment@grhd.org
P.O. Box 912
Rifle, CO  81650


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