Nurse Practitioner in York, PA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

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    York, PA
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Job Description

Under the supervision of the Nursing Manager, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing patient care in a supportive and therapeutic environment. The Nurse Practitioner coordinates with the physician and cooperates with other departments as required to provide for total patient care.



1)      Responsible for securing a health and developmental history from the patient, records findings and makes critical evaluations.

2)      Request appropriate diagnostic testing.

3)      Prescribes medications and treatments for illnesses.

4)      Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings to recognize early stages of serious physical, emotional or mental problems.

5)      Assists in the management of chronic health problems.

6)      Teaches and demonstrates the application of good health practices to patients.

7)      Maintains current clinical medical records to insure data is entered appropriately and accurately in accordance with White Deer Run policies and procedures.

8)      Provides emergency services, in the absence of the physician, including primary care for trauma and other procedures.

9)      Interprets prescriptions and dispenses products as prescribed. Prior to dispensing the product the patient must be made aware of any synergistic, antagonistic or and cumulative effects.

10)    Works collaboratively with the physician in planning, instituting, evaluating and revising care plans; assists in determining conditions, resources and policies essential to the delivery of health care services.

11)    Evaluates total health care needs of the patient and develops a plan to meet these needs. In addition, makes decisions concerning medical care needs of the patient with the physician as well as decisions regarding special needs.

12)      Provides comprehensive nursing care to patient, administering prescribed treatment and medications. Assists the physician in performing more exhaustive diagnosis and treatments.

13)      Serves in a teaching capacity in the training and development of other health care personnel.

Education & Training

Prefer experience in chemical dependency or psychiatric nursing.

Professional knowledge of health care principles, practices and procedures obtained through an accredited Nurse Practitioner training program.

Licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania.

 CPR Certification

Other Requirements

 Good verbal and written communications skills.

 Ability to understand medical charts and physician orders.

Good organizational skills.

Effective communication skills with patients, staff, physicians, families and the public.

Ability to be flexible in adjusting to new and rapidly changing situations.

Must have ability to remain calm in emergency situations.

Ability to work well with others as a member of a team.