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Nurse Practitioner-Endocrinology/Diabetes Center

Endocrinology

Full-time

Day shift

Mon-Fri

Job Summary:  The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing healthcare to patients and families, focusing on health maintenance, disease management, patient education and counseling. Works according to Maine State Rules and Regulations following established Policies and Procedures as required and within established scope of practice.  Must be a friendly, energetic and team oriented person looking for a long term commitment. Proficient use of an EMR system, excellent communications skills and experience in management of diabetes preferred.

Prefer strong primary care background due to the complex needs of the diabetes population within the practice.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Demonstrates the ability to perform physical exams on all age appropriate patients.
  1. Obtains and documents patient's medical history.  Identifies health risk factors.
  1. Demonstrates the ability to assess, diagnose and treat acute illnesses.
  1. Demonstrates the ability to assess, diagnose and treat chronic illnesses. 
  1. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  1. Orders and interprets diagnostic tests, procedures,  i.e., laboratory work, x-rays, EKG.
  1. Demonstrates the ability to prescribe medications and non-pharmacological therapies based on the patient's diagnoses, health history and age.

8.  Applies standardized care guidelines in clinical practice.

  1. Provides patient and/or family with health education and counseling and referrals to appropriate healthcare professionals and community resources.
  1. Assesses and documents patient and/or family psychosocial issues.
  1. Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
  1. Collaborates with physicians and other members of the health team to plan optimal care for the patient.
  1. Works with the patient and family to formulate a patient treatment and education plan.
  1. Provides follow-up care, determines effectiveness of the treatment plan, reassesses and changes the plan as needed.
  1. Documentation meets all standards and policies.  Documentation includes all findings, interventions and results.
  1. Functions as a patient and family advocate.
  1. Consults with physicians and/or other health care providers when appropriate.
  1. Coordinates patient care and makes referrals as indicated.
  1. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  1. Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
  1. Stays current with medical advancements, new technology, new drugs through continuing education classes, society meetings, professional journals etc.
  1. Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  1. Attends required departmental, organizational and medical staff committee meetings as appropriate.
  1. Assists with development and implementation of specific policies and procedures.
  1. Customer Service: Interacts with all individuals in a consistent manner, providing attention, support, and assistance to foster an environment of exceptional personal service.

Regulatory Requirements:

Current Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse License in the State of Maine. Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited program.

National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner or certification eligible.

Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required.

Current DEA with no restriction

Strong computer skills, including EMR/EHR.


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