Job Description

Completion of a Nurse Practitioner academic program approved in accordance with the California Board of Nursing is required. DNP preferred. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Must have at least 2 years of experience working in an Urgent Care or Emergency department.  Nurse Practitioner must hold an active and unrestricted Nurse Practitioner license from the California Board of Nursing. Out of state candidates with a temporary license for Nurse Practitioner will be considered. Must have and maintain current BLS certification or obtain within orientation process, prior to hands-on patient care.  ACLS/PALS is preferred.  DEA number and other documentation required for credentialing through medical staff services.                                                                                                                              
Provides urgent and non-urgent health care treatments for individuals presenting for care to Sierra View Medical Center's (SVMC) Urgent Care commensurate with training and in accordance with the general policies and standards of practice as defined by SVMC facility & departmental policies, medical staffing by-laws, and regulations as defined by Federal, State, and local government requirements in compliance with Medicare/Medi-Cal/CMS requirments of participation, and will be compliant with EMTALA. Will deliver care appropriate for an outpatient, primary care community health center with a multicultural patient population. Will elicit detailed patient histories and conduct complete advanced practice provider examinations, providing documentation of patient assessment and treatment to support care provided/diagnosis identified. Reaches timely diagnosis, orders appropriate testing for patient care needs, orders or provides direct patient care for patient specific needs, defines and discusses plan of care for patient including counselling of patient and family on health disease, providing appropriate discharge documentation, educational materials, prescriptions, and referrals to patient's PCP for continuity of care. Engages customers in a patient centered practice, utilizing patients preferred name, being courteous and engaging by recognizing and respecting the individual diversity of every patient and the uniqueness of every patient care event. Matrix Reporting Structure:  Reports directly to Physician Assistant Lead as delegated by the Nursing Director of Emergency Services & Urgent Care.  Secondarily reports to the Medical Director of Urgent Care Services.  Oversight of medical practice is by the Medical Director.  
Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours which may include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call in the Director's absence. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.
Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.
The employee must work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines; and the incumbent shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors from all departments of the Hospital and government agency employees.

The Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, potential and competency.   The Hospital policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices) marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.  Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with disabilities where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship.  All such discrimination is unlawful.
The Hospital is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the Hospital operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Hospital, including supervisors and coworkers.

Sierra View Medical Center is a tobacco-free environment.

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