Part-Time, RHC Nurse Practitioner
Job Type

Rural Health Clinic (RHC) providers function as independent healthcare providers who, working in collaboration within a multidisciplinary team, are responsible to provide comprehensive care to patients with acute and chronic medical conditions in an outpatient setting. RHC providers are expected to demonstrate a high degree of clinical expertise working with patients with acute and chronic illnesses or acute injuries commonly encountered in both the pediatric and adult populations. Providers are responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management, education, health promotion, and care coordination for patients and families. It is anticipated that RHC providers demonstrate an advanced level of medical and clinical knowledge, interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism, and evidence-based practice. RHC providers are expected to be resilient with the ability to communicate effectively while ensuring safe, effective, and quality patient care.

All RHC Nurse Practitioners will report directly to the RHC Manager.


Responsibilities/Job Description:

• Provides health care services to patients under the designated supervising physician including: assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic patients.  Performs comprehensive physical exams, provides medical surveillance, and compiles patient medical data accurately, completely, and in a timely fashion.

• Orders diagnostic tests including laboratory and radiology tests and interprets test results for deviations from normal.

• Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, and aspirations as appropriate and/or credentialed or competent.

• Provide patient care services such as wound care, suturing, biopsies, or dressings.

• Writes appropriate orders and prescriptions including those for controlled substances as authorized.

• Demonstrates knowledge of principles of growth and development across the life span.  Assesses, interprets, and plans interventions or treatments based on patient-centered care and requirements relative to age-specific health care needs for infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations.

• Performs emergent care and life-saving intervention for cardiac, respiratory, or other emergencies as appropriate to education, training, and certification.

• Trains and assists in emergency preparedness and performs emergency response duties as indicated.

• Provides training and oversight for procedures performed by clinic nurses and other ancillary staff.

• Enhances professional growth by participation in educations programs, conferences, literature reviews, in-services, and other CE/CME as relevant to practice and certification requirements.

• Professional representation of the organization through demonstration of a positive attitude and actions through displays of courtesy, cooperation, professionalism, compassion, and sensitivity toward colleagues, staff, patients, and families.

• Establish and maintains cooperative and collegial relationships with other professionals, staff, and patients.

• Promotes a culture of safety for patients, visitors, and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.

• Maintains hospital and facility standards for a clean and quiet environment.

• Practices effective, efficient, and timely clinical care within the constraints of rural clinic health care, productivity, and variable workload.

• Maintenance of annual competencies.

• Adheres to facility’s Standards of Excellence.

Required Skills/Abilities: 

• Knowledge of state and federal regulations, policies, procedures and best practices governing Nurse Practitioners and Rural Health Clinics.

• Ability to skillfully coordinate competing priorities, ensuring the completion of all required tasks.

• Skill in accuracy and attention to detail.

• Ability to develop strong relationships with team members.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Ability to handle stressful situations, respond appropriately, and effectively lead a team.

• Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and enhance teamwork across all PMH departments.

• Ability to document and navigate within the current EMR.

Education and Experience:

• Master’s or Doctorate Degree from an accredited nursing program

• Current unencumbered Missouri APRN license

• Current certification with a National Nurse Practitioner Certification Organization

• Current BLS and ACLS certification

Physical Requirements: 

• Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

• May require prolonged periods of standing, moving and bending.

• Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.