Works independently and with autonomous collaboration with
physician to provide complete physical examinations, diagnosis, and
treatment of both chronic and episodic disorders. Ensures proper
illness and injury care, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment
and recovery. The Nurse practitioner works within a collaborative
model to provide quality care and to improve patient outcomes by
strengthening continuity of care in all settings for patients,
families, and staff in both the hospital and physician practice
settings. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) remains responsible for the
patient throughout the course of the treatment, provides the
physical examination, the diagnosis, and the health care plan,
determines when the patient has recovered, and releases the
patient. The NP may refer the patient to physicians for
consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment but
retains responsibility for clinical management as well as any
Essential Functions & Accountabilities
1) Interviews patient and accurately records medical history.
Documents all treatments, diagnosis, and physical and psychologist
status during visit. Maintains accurate medical records for
2) Perform routine and specialty physical exams and document
specific age-related preventative health screening.
3) Educates and counsels patients to promote wellness. Addresses
and provides resources for health risk behaviors.
4) Interprets diagnostic tests for patient and provides
appropriate referrals or consultations.
5) Performs technical and surgical procedures for patients as
6) Appropriately dispenses pharmaceuticals according to age,
chronic medical conditions, allergies, drug interactions, and
duration of therapy.
7) Manages workers' compensation cases, reviewing full
work-related incident and prescribing appropriate plan of care.
Documents status of modified duty and provides information to
8) Upholds the professional code of ethics.
9) Keeps all licenses/certifications up to date (including ACLS
and PALS). Any lapse in certification will result in a 3 day
suspension and the Provider will not be permitted to work until
certification is up to date.
10) All other duties as assigned, within the scope and range of
Minimum Education and Experience
Master's of Science in Nursing.
2 years relevant clinical experience with pediatric and adult
One year of experience working as a Nurse Practitioner
Three years' experience as a Nurse Practitioner in specific area
Certification by a national body (ANCC, NBCHPN, AANP) to
practice as a Nurse Practitioner
Current Delaware APN license with prescriptive authority.
Basic skills with Windows programs, patient database and ability
to use medical websites
Advanced computer skills – skilled in use of EMR in a medical
Special Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Demonstrated or documented ability to work in fast paced setting
with minimal supervision.
Exhibits excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Customer service and team environment focused.
Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish
Performs a variety of tasks.
May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of
creativity and latitude is expected.
Must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking