PHYSICIAN EXTENDER – KAUAI REGION CLINICS
THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM CIVIL SERVICE
DATE POSTED: July 1, 2019
JOB STATUS: Permanent/Full Time EXEMPT
JOB LOCATION: Kauai, Hawaii
This position serves the Kauai Region Clinics in Waimea, Port Allen, Kalaheo, Poipu, and Kapaa. Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, and Kaua’i Region Clinics are part of the Kauai Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii operating nine (9) facilities statewide.
The function of these clinics is to provide out patient services to the Community. This facility provides a variety of community primary care and specialty care as deemed necessary by HHSC.
The Physician (Extender) is responsible for providing health care services to patients in collaboration with other providers. Duties include case management of patients; performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; providing quality, efficient, continuous and cost-effective care during the patient’s visit; and providing support to the family practice.
The Physician (Extender) performs physical examinations and health assessments, provides diagnosis formulation and implementation of treatment plans, evaluation, follow-up for health promotion and disease prevention as well as diagnosis and management of acute episodic and chronic illness of a patient. Provides consultative and educational services to other providers and staff. Improves and develops Nurse Practitioner policies, procedures and guidelines and performs other duties as assigned.
This position is subject to shifts, which includes work on weekends. Incumbent may require travel to and from clinics within the region as may be determined by supervisor.
This position reports to the Regional Chief Executive Officer.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.
Education: Master’s Degree in Nursing or a current certification for specialized and advance nursing practice in specialty area from an accredited program approved by a national certifying body recognized by the Board of Nursing.
Experience: Three and one-half (3 ½) years of professional nursing work experience, of which one (1) year must be satisfactory work experience serving in a full supervisory, or similarly responsible capacity and supervising the nursing care services for a hospital or group of patient care units in a specific clinical services area or providing consultative and educational services to nurses, program administrators and others for the development and improvement of nursing policies, procedures and practices; organizing and managing a specialized health clinic in support of a hospital, institution or public health medical program; responsibility for implementing nursing programs, policies and procedures; assuring conformance to doctor’s orders; evaluating the need for and providing emergency treatment services when necessary; determining whether or not to notify the physician of changes in patient’s condition, etc., and assigning and/or rescheduling nursing personnel. In addition, must meet requirement for Recognition of Prescriptive Authority by Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, State of Hawaii, Professional and vocational licensing.
Selective Certification Requirement: Of the three and one-half (3-1/2) years of professional nursing work experience, three (3) years of professional nursing work experience must have been in Family Practice where the employee independently provided care to patients. The required experience must have been gained in the past five (5) years.
*Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, previous work experience in a position that demonstrates or performs supervisory functions or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.
Certification: See above.
Licensure: Recognition as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with Prescriptive Authority (non-controlled substance and controlled substance) from the State of Hawaii, Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs at the time of appointment.
Knowledge of nursing theory and practice; nursing techniques and procedures; nursing literature and current trends and development in nursing. The ability to apply nursing theory an practice in planning and giving nursing care; recognize, interpret and evaluate symptoms of patient’s condition and take appropriate action. The employee should be able to initiate and maintain working relationships with members of the medical staff, administration, nursing, and other departments and agencies affiliated with the hospital.
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