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Nurse Practitioner Family Health Center

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Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Salary: 88,530.00-132,795.00 USD

Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Work Schedule: Days

Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm-Monday through Friday

Summary:

Provides medical care in support of professional medical staff. Provides a variety of medical services to outpatients and inpatients in accordance with established laws and procedures. Works cooperatively with other health professionals under the supervision of an OB/GYN physician.

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) functions within the organized healthcare system as defined by the Bylaws of the Medical Staff of Catholic Health and New York State Law. The NP collaborates with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide comprehensive care to the pregnant and laboring woman within their scope of practice. The NP uses the processes of assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation to provide care that integrates the psychosocial and physical needs of women. The NP obtains history and performs physical examination to evaluate and coordinate patient care within the OB-GYN Department, in addition, to providing care in labor and delivery. Along with physicians, nurses and other members of the healthcare team, the NP strives to ensure the provision of quality patient care leading to optimal outcomes. The NP works in collaboration with the OB/GYN Department Chairman, attending physicians, and Nursing Services.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with current NYS license required
  • Completion of an accredited Masters Level or higher program for Woman's Health Practitioner or a Family Nurse Practitioner required.
  • Current NYS licensure as a Woman's Health Practitioner or a Family Nurse Practitioner required.
  • Nurse Practitioner Certification required.
  • If a Family Nurse Practitioner, must show education in or successfully complete the following Educational Modules by the National Certification Corporation (NCC) within one year of hire:

Pharmacology in Pregnancy (5 hours)

Maternal Physiology (5 hours)

Fetal Assessment (2 hours)

Maternal Risk Factors (2 hours)

Menstrual Disorders (10 hours)

Reproductive Age Issues in Women's Health (10 hours)

WB1924 Maternal Conditions Affecting Pregnancy Outcomes (10.00) hours

WB1907 Ultrasound in Pregnancy (5.00) hours

WB1929 Sepsis in Obstetrics (5.00) hours

WB1931 The Prenatal Patient- Common Issues and Concerns (10.00) hours

WB1926 Postpartum Complications: Attention to Warning Signs (5.00) hours

WB2014 Immediate Postpartum Care and Beyond (5.00) hours

WB2050 Preeclampsia, Eclampsia and other Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy (10.00) hours

WB2048 Pharmacology: Special Populations (10.00) hours

WB1918 Safe Opioid Prescribing & Use for Chronic Pain (10.00) hours
  • Meets credentialing requirements as appropriate through the Medical Staff office required.
  • BLS certification required
  • NRP certification required
  • Electronic Fetal Monitor (EFM) Certification within one year of date of hire required. To be monitored by Department for compliance.

EXPERIENCE
  • Nurse Practitioner experience preferred
  • Experience as a nurse on Labor and Delivery or OB/GYN office preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Ability to perform accurate history & physical exams,
  • Accurate interpretation of electronic fetal heart rate monitor.
  • Strong written and Verbal communication skills
  • Ability to function in stressful situations
  • Good computer skills
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