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Nurse Practitioner

Location: Collinsville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


Metro East/Collinsville, IL Area

A tech-enabled, multi-service healthcare organization, EmpowerMe Wellness is on a mission to improve the lives of seniors. We enrich senior living communities nationwide through our fully integrated on-site therapy, diagnostic, pharmacy, and nurse practitioner services. With a team of more than 1,000 clinicians and professionals, we focus on improving wellness and driving positive outcomes from a place of deep compassion and expertise. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, EmpowerMe has a presence in hundreds of communities across the country. You can find out more about us at empowerme.com.

Position Summary:

As a Nurse Practitioner at EmpowerMe Wellness, your responsibilities will include providing education, general and preventative care, conducting check-ups, treating illnesses, ordering lab tests, and prescribing medications as needed within the senior living community. An ideal candidate would have a background in one of the following: primary care (including geriatrics), neurology, internal medicine, or psychiatry.

Essential Duties:

* Performs initial examinations, including physical exams and patient observations.
* Diagnoses and treats physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs patients.
* Plans and implements individualized medical plans of care with respect to patient needs, reimbursement restrictions, and available resources.
* Provide education and treatment for chronic health concerns with a focus on incontinence, dementia, mobility, depression, constipation, nutritional issues, dehydration, and cognitive impairments.
* Provides restorative, preventative, and palliative care as needed for the patient.
* Employs disease prevention and treatment strategies.
* Orders, administers, and interprets diagnostic tests while formulating diagnoses and providing care.
* Monitors the effectiveness of interventions including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
* Communicates medical plan of care to community clinical leadership, patients, and responsible parties including but not limited to, medications prescribed, tests ordered and their results, and next steps.
* Educates professionals, community team members, and others outside of the community about age-related changes, safety precautions, and community resources that help seniors maintain their independence.
* Collaborates with community health care on resident changes in condition.
* Collaborate with ancillary health care services.
* Completes documentation on patient interaction and visits in a timely manner.
* Facilitate the patient's transition within and between health care settings by collaborating with community leadership, assisting with medication reconciliation, and providing assistance with necessary paperwork needed for admissions, transfers, and discharges.
* Act as a liaison concerning resident health between community leaders, family members, and other healthcare providers.
* Assist the community in providing employee health needs consistent with EmpowerMe programs and services.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Education, and/or Experience:

* Master's degree from nationally accredited Nurse Practitioner program with full practice authority for a minimum of 5 years.
* Current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state of operation.
* Experience in senior living is preferred but not required.
* Ability and authorization to prescribe medication within the scope of the state practice act
* Sound understanding of federal and state regulations, including HIPAA and OSHA
* Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
* Understanding of geriatrics and chronic illness
* Ability to develop and maintain positive customer relationships
* Adaptability to change
* Understanding of Advanced Illness and end of life discussions

Computer Skills:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs: Outlook, Excel, and Word applications. Experience in working with various EMRs.

This employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Keywords: EMPOWERME, Springfield , Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Collinsville, Illinois

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