Family Nurse Practitioner


SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)/Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) will work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing coordinated physical and behavioral health treatment.  The FNP/ANP will interview consumers to obtain history, perform physical examinations, order labs and other tests, and prescribe medications and treatments.  The FNP/PA will engage the consumer in shared decision-making regarding physical health issues and follow up. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform physical health assessments, defined as the physical evaluation of an individual, including an age and gender appropriate history, examination, and the ordering of laboratory/diagnostic procedures as appropriate.
  • Assessment of mental status through mental status evaluation, medical, and social history taken.
  • Implement and provide continuity of physical health care to patients, work with patient to insure understanding of and compliance with established protocols, and coordination with health care providers.
  • Ensure a high level of quality of care is maintained for the patient through the use of resources in the health care environment and through consultation with other health care professionals.
  • Provide referrals to specialists when required.
  • Prescribe and refill medications as needed.
  • Create treatment plans.
  • Provides continuity in managed care for consumers with pre-existing long term problems.
  • Provide advice on healthy habits and practices for patients based on their current health status.
  • Coordinate with clinical team to ensure quality care.
  • Work with the Director to monitor the clinical status and treatment response of each individual served.
  • Prepare and update patient records in EHR.
  • Documents and codes all consumer contact accurately and legibly in the medical record.
  • Schedule and assigned duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the clients we serve.
  • Must be comfortable with providing services in the community.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Experience in community-based primary care services. 
  • Experience with behavioral health (serious mental illness, substance use disorders) preferred.
  • Must be computer literate with ability to enter information in the EHR.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in relevant field required.
  • FNP's/ANP's must be certified and registered as a nurse practitioner (NP) by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in order to practice as an NP in New York.
  • Continuing education credits must be current and any required recertification exam must have been passed.
  • Three plus years' experience as a FNP/ANP.