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Advanced Practice Clinician - Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program

Company: Kittitas Valley Healthcare
Location: Ellensburg
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Company Description Who is KVH With a critical access hospital previously named in the Top 50 nationwide, and a variety of specialty clinics and services, we know that even you would be proud to call KVH your home for health. KVH is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes 24-hour emergency care, inpatient and outpatient hospital services through KVH Hospital. Clinics include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology, Women---s Health, Dermatology, Urgent Care, Neurology, ENT, Occupational Medicine, and Wound Care. Specialty services provide Home Health and Hospice, Physical Therapy, Speech & Occupational therapies, and a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner program. What you can expect--- Work-life balance is important to us. We value your mental wellbeing as much as your skills to perform the job and therefore offer a competitive PTO plan and benefits package. When you---re away from the office we want you to be able to enjoy this beautiful setting. Commute to work by mountain bike. Hike in the wilderness on your day off. Backcountry ski from your door or from lifts within an hour---s drive. About Ellensburg and Kittitas County--- Kittitas County is home to roughly 48,000 residents. Located just 107 miles East of Seattle, Ellensburg is the most centrally located city in the state and is the county seat of Kittitas County. Originally settled in the early 1870s, Ellensburg is rich with history and culture. From the internationally known timothy hay produced here and sent to Pacific Rim countries, to the famous Ellensburg Rodeo each Labor Day weekend, to the ever-growing Central Washington University, Ellensburg has something to offer everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts will have no shortage of activities to enjoy; biking, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing opportunities are plentiful and easily accessible. Art and history connoisseurs will love visiting the numerous local art galleries and museums. Each July Ellensburg is host to the annual Jazz in the Valley music festival and the Ellensburg Farmers Market is held every Saturday from May to October in the beautiful downtown area. All this and much, much more is waiting for you. Come discover Ellensburg today You---ll be glad that you did Organizational Focus--- Kittitas Valley Healthcare expects all employees to uphold our Vision & Mission. The KVH Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles can be found at http://www.kvhealthcare.org/mission -and-vision.? Job Description The Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP) provides assessment and management of acute and chronic health problems for residents of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and for home-bound patients. A high level of communication and collaboration with primary care physicians, patients--- families, facilities--- staffs, community agencies and KVH staff are fundamental aspects of this position. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Diploma or degree from an accredited school of nursing. Current RN and ARNP/FNP/AGNP licensure in Washington State. Prescriptive authority commensurate with licensure. Valid Washington State driver's license. Evidence of auto insurance in amounts compatible with KVH policy. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Completion of accredited mid-level practitioner program, with a specialty in geriatrics. Experience working with geriatric patients who reside in a skilled nursing facility, and assisted living facility or who are homebound. JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the parties named in the Position Summary. Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written. Evidence of integrity, sound medical judgment, initiative, flexibility to respond to changing situation and unanticipated patient care needs. Ability to communicate effectively with elderly adults who have visual, hearing, speech, and tactile impairments. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Visit patients at facility sites for routine examinations, intakes, and updates. Diagnose and treat problems within the scope of practice and expertise. Assess nursing/functional needs of patients in addition to medical diagnosis. Respond to voice mail routinely Monday through Friday for SNF and ALF concerns, AM and PM. Communicate with SNFs and ALFs staff for routine concerns in communication book weekly. Respond to family questions and concerns related to patient care in coordination withthe physician. Record visits and turn in billing logs weekly. Promote discharge planning for patients, when appropriate. Manage medications in collaboration with PCP Perform mental status examinations, if patients are able to participate. Promote GNP Project both within facilities and the community. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Kittitas Valley Healthcare, Yakima , Advanced Practice Clinician - Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Healthcare , Ellensburg, Washington

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