The goal of the APN Primary Care/PACT is to offer patients care, including diagnostic and treatment modalities in a timely, and cost-effective manner. The APN independently provides long-term management of patients' acute and chronic care needs, diagnosis, treatment, education, specialty referrals and consultations as appropriate. Primary Care/PACT services. Scope of Assigned Duties The goal of the APN Primary Care/PACT is to offer patients care, including diagnostic and treatment modalities in a timely, and cost-effective manner. The APN independently provides long-term management of patients' acute and chronic care needs, diagnosis, treatment, education, specialty referrals and consultations as appropriate. Primary Care/PACT services provided by the APN should include, but not limited to: - Performs an advanced, comprehensive, and holistic health assessment, including a relevant health history and physical assessment. - -Adapts assessment tools and techniques according to individual client needs, stage of development and cultural aspects. - -Determines the need for, orders, performs, receives, and interprets the appropriate diagnostic tests. Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to establish a differential and working diagnosis. - -Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to identify and monitor a health situation. - -Applies knowledge of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and best practice standards in selecting, prescribing, and monitoring drugs to treat conditions, diseases, disorders, and injuries within the NP's scope of practice and clinical practice setting. - Communicates verbally and in writing, history, physical assessment findings, diagnosis, and treatment plans. - Communicates progress and treatment options with the client and other members of the team, when indicated. - Consults with other health care providers in an appropriate and timely manner. - Critically appraises and applies current, relevant research into clinical practice from an evidence-based framework. - Collaborates with the client and health care team in management and monitoring of a health situation by: - Assesses client needs by compiling qualitative and quantitative information about clients (e.g. epidemiological information, interviews, surveys, research findings, and community assessments). Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required **This is an Open Continuous Announcement until January 1, 2022. Qualified applicants will be considered and and referred on an on-going basis until the position is filled.**
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