Job Details
Nurse Practitioner Resident-Primary Care
Staff: Full-time Staff
110998 School of Nursing Grants
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial Transcripts

Under the supervision of a collaborative physician, the Nurse Practitioner Resident assesses, diagnoses, and treats certain chronic health conditions in specific populations. Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on scope of care of the service assignment. The Nurse Practitioner Resident acts as the primary contact and point of continuing care for patients within a community-based healthcare system while coordinating other specialist care that the patient may need. Position holder denotes 100% effort for 12 months, starting July 1, 2022. This grant position is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Advanced Nurse Education- Nurse Practitioner Residency (ANE-NPR) program. 

  • Obtains complete or interval patient history
  • Performs assessments via observation, interview and examination, as indicated
  • Orders, performs, and interprets diagnostic studies
  • Obtains appropriate laboratory specimens Identifies patient risk factors
  • Performs preventative health assessments, screenings, immunizations and care
  • Provides direct treatment and management of health conditions via prescriptive authority or referral to other healthcare providers or community resources
  • Provides counseling and education of patients and their families/caregivers concerning preventative health, treatment options and community resources
  • Provides care in the context of promoting age and culture-appropriate informed choices, shared decision- making and the right to self-determination
  • Provides accurate and timely documentation of assessment and patient care plan
  • Assures treatment and/or plan of care are consistent with established protocols as well as patient preferences
  • Assures appropriate consent forms are signed and dated
  • Refers patients to appropriate services that exceed those of the clinic or scope of practice of the practitioner
  • Assists in the maintenance of adequate patient health records
  • Assists in supervision of other clinic staff
  • Participates in rotations with special populations in healthcare, most likely rural and underserved
  • Participates in an interdisciplinary team-based clinical practice training model
  • Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Follows established medical protocols
  • Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety and a high reliability organization
  • Presents behavior supporting the organization's mission, goals, and core commitments
  • Travels to Samford University or other designated sites to complete continuing education or training
  • Completes online training modules
  • Participates full-time in the ANE-NPR Program
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and nurse practitioner primary care program within the past 18 months prior to July 1, 2022 
  • Master's degree or higher in Nursing 
  • Unencumbered license as a registered nurse to practice in the state of Alabama 
  • National certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 
  • Established collaborative agreement with a physician at assigned primary care clinic 
  • A citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States 
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft), and ability to learn various electronic programs 
  • Ability to work daily, five days per week, including nights and/or weekends 
  • Work continuously throughout the day 
  • Frequent bending/stooping, reaching, standing, walking, and repetitive hand/arm movements 
  • Frequent lifting/moving patients 
  • Occasional lifting/carrying objects up to 50 pounds 
  • Keyboard Data Entry for extended periods of time 
  • Ability to work with data of a confidential nature 
  • Positive and effective interpersonal skills to respond to a variety of constituents 
  • Effectively manage multiple tasks in an organized manner 
  • Positive and effective interpersonal skills to respond to a variety of constituents
  • $550 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance to NPR program 
  • Official transcripts upon acceptance to NPR program
  • Official copy of Family Nurse Practitioner certification upon acceptance to NPR program (Applicants who are elgibile to take FNP certification exam by June 3, 2022 may apply).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Prior experience with electronic health records 
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