Nurse Practitioner (Women's Health)
Company: Peoples Health Centers Family of Companies
Posted on: January 16, 2023
People's Health Centers (PHC), through its mission, provides
comprehensive primary healthcare, such as pediatrics, internal
medicine, OB/GYN, dental, mammography, behavioral health, pharmacy,
WIC, radiology, podiatry and laboratory services, to meet the
health needs of the entire community. PHC provides quality health
care and social services to thousands of uninsured and medically
underserved people in the St. Louis community. People's Health
Centers also offers an open access clinic (no appointment
necessary), client centered cluster visits, community health
education, nursing, mobile van outreach, school-linked services and
prevention health services. Summary: The Obstetrical/Gynecological
Nurse Practitioner is registered nurse functioning in an expanded
role and level of responsibility in the provision of primary care
to obstetric clients, family planning clients and well womens
gynecology clients and who has demonstrated advance knowledge and
clinical skills after completion of a formal program of study
developed jointly by nursing and medicine. Functions in Peoples
Health Centers, Inc. under the supervision of a licensed M.D.,
OB/GYN Provider or Medical Director according to established
protocol. Essential Duties and Responsibilities : include the
following. Other duties may be assigned. Performs physical
examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed
guidelines and instructions of Physician. Orders, interprets, and
evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's
clinical problems and health care needs. Records physical findings,
and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient's condition.
Discusses case with Physician and other health professionals to
prepare comprehensive patient care plan. Submits health care plan
and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation
by Physician. Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of
treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related
therapeutic procedures. Refers patients to Physician for
consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment. To
the Individual Recommend appropriate medication to be used in the
treatment of illness by collaborating with the supervising
physician and/or medical director or as outlined in the established
patient care protocol. 1. Elicits and records accurate health
histories. 2. Performs physical examinations and records findings.
3. Differentiates normal from abnormal findings in physical
examinations. 4. Selects and interprets pertinent lab tests as
required in the management of patients. 5. Identifies existing
problems and organizes a comprehensive approach to management. 6.
Initiate referrals to appropriate community resources, providing
follow-up and coordination with various health disciplines. 7.
Responsible for case management of the following: A. Family
Planning/Well Women's Gynecology. Provide appropriate family
planning information. Select and administer contraceptive needs to
include: 1. Natural Family Planning 2. Creams, jellies, foams, and
condoms 3. Fitting diaphragms 4. Oral contraceptives 5. Recognize
and manage minor gynecological disorders according to established
patient care protocol. 6. Recognize, prevent and manage cases of
venereal disease, with appropriate follow-up. B. OB-Prenatal
Identify and record the anatomical and physiological changes
occurring in pregnancy, and determine the progress of the
pregnancy; management of normal pregnancy. To the Families Counsel
patients and families in the curative and preventive aspects of
health. Provide health education to patients and families.
Collaborate and interface with other members of the health care
team to provide family centered care. To the Community Participates
in community education seminars or workshops upon request. For
Continuing Education Pursue further education as appropriate.
Pursue learning experience as presented in the clinical area.
Education Requirements: Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or
four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent
combination of education and experience People's Health Centers
does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color,
ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability,
veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.
Keywords: Peoples Health Centers Family of Companies, Florissant , Nurse Practitioner (Women's Health), Healthcare , Florissant, Missouri
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