The Family Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing and coordinating health care for patients in collaboration with the physician(s) with whom the Family Nurse Practitioner is in clinical practice.
Interview patient and/or family to obtain health and social history.
Initiate or perform health screening functions, including a physician examination.
Evaluate health status of patient and investigates chief complaint.
Provide health maintenance and preventive services such as immunizations and well child checks.
Refer patients with more complex problems to physician or other appropriate provider for further care and treatment.
Provide health education and counseling to patient and family.
Perform EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screen and Diagnostic Screening) and school screenings.
Provides services consistent with the scope and practice for advanced registered nurse practitioners.
May perform other nursing duties.
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
Successful completion of a nurse practitioner training program (certification or degree).
Meets all requirements in state of employment to function as a nurse practitioner.