Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Family Practice
Job Number 136653
The Family Practice Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides extraordinary care and treatment to patients in the clinic setting. The NP is accountable for delivering optimal patient care through effective clinical practice, educating the patient and patient’s family members, and other clinical staff. The NP is responsible for patient assessment, diagnosis and determining a plan to ensure proper and complete patient care. Other responsibilities could include: Ordering, interpreting, and evaluating diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients’ health care condition and needs. The Family Practice NP utilizes advanced specialty knowledge to ensure that exceptional care is provided in an appropriate, effective, timely and cost-efficient manner.
This position is for someone who has an interest in transitioning hospitalized patients to the outpatient setting.
This is an opportunity to take a leadership role in developing a new process that will greatly impact patient outcomes and continuity of care.
This would be an ideal position for someone looking to expand into high-acuity management and ER patient population.
This person will work directly with a group of 15 Internists/Family Practitioners provide an extra layer of clinical support in transitioning these patients from the hospital back to the Clinic.
This person will also be a part of the PPC (Personalized Primary Care) Team that consists of Care Managers and Health Advocates working closely to provide clinical excellence in the continuum of care.
Entry Rate: Based on experience
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Shift Details: Days: 9am-5pm
Additional Details: This position will not include developing their own patient panel - it will support the Primary Care Physicians at both the Internal Med and Family Practice sites
We are seeking a nurse practitioner with at least one or more years of outpatient internal medicine and/or family practice experience to run a primary care hospital follow-up program. The nurse practitioner will work with several internists and family practitioners at the Salt Lake Clinic and the Memorial clinic to help insure the safe transition of hospitalized patients back to the outpatient setting.
Tasks will include calling patients 48 hours after discharge to check in on them and seeing patients in clinic after discharge.
A successful candidate should feel comfortable seeing complicated internal medicine patients with multiple chronic illnesses who have recently been hospitalized. The goal of the clinic is to help decrease unplanned hospital re-admissions and to help patients through a period that can be confusing and challenging for many.
The nurse practitioner will not have his or her own panel of patients but they will have the opportunity to develop relationships with some chronically ill patients who are hospitalized frequently.
Visit lengths will be planned as longer than a standard primary care appointment. This provides the rare opportunity for a detailed, unhurried visit without the pressures of a packed clinic. If time allows, the nurse practitioner may also see a few urgent care patients each day.
Current state license as a Nurse Practitioner
Eligible for state Controlled Substance License II through V
Eligible for Federal DEA Certificate II through V
This position requires verifiable current Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR certification. An original card must be verified prior to start date or the job offer will be withdrawn. For additional information regarding CPR requirements please visit our Job Requirements Page .
Other certification as required (e.g. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP))
Hearing/Listening, Manual Dexterity, Lifting, Pulling/Pushing, Seeing, Speaking
Applicable experience as defined by position leadership
Applicable certification from a recognized certifying organization such as American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Master's degree or higher
All positions subject to close without notice
Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US