Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner – WHNP
|Date Posted||May 12, 2017|
|Internal Job ID||17-00061|
Nurse Practitioner - Women's Health - WHNP
Boundless character and endless opportunity
The Community - Schertz, TX
Schertz is a premier Texas community, located just northeast of San Antonio, nationally recognized for its family atmosphere, foresight and innovation, and commitment to economic prosperity and workforce opportunities. Schertz is a major suburb of San Antonio. In 2007, CNNMoney.com rated Schertz one of the best places to live in the United States. In Texas, Schertz was ranked #1; nationwide it came in at #40. In 2009, it was ranked #39 nationwide. From youngsters swinging at the playground to seniors 'cutting a rug' at a dance; seeing families gather at our festivals and young couples visiting our parks; Schertz is a city with boundless character and endless opportunities. Residential and business newcomers are attracted to the city's heralded quality of life, pro-business climate, good transportation links and other attributes. No matter the age, Schertz offers a quality of life that is second to none.
Randolph Air Force Base
Randolph AFB is named after Captain William Millican Randolph, a native of Austin, who was on the base naming committee at the time of his death in a crash. It serves as headquarters of the Air Education and Training Command as well as the Air Force Personnel Center and is known as "the Showplace of the Air Force " because of the Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture in which all structures including hangars were constructed.
Requirements (duties include but are not limited to)
- Obtain and document a relevant health history, including a comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic history, with emphasis on gender-based differences.
- Perform and document complete, system, or symptom-directed physical examinations on women, including gynecologic conditions/needs that include, but are not limited to, benign and malignant gynecologic conditions, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, infertility, perimenopause/menopause/post menopause and other gender-specific illnesses.
- Identify gynecologic deviations from normal, formulate a diagnosis, collaborate, and/or refer as necessary.
- Order screening and diagnostic procedures and interpret test results, including, but not limited to, ultrasound and mammography as well as age-appropriate primary care screens.
- Perform and interpret screening and diagnostic procedures, including, but not limited to, cervical cytological screening, microscopy, endometrial biopsies, colposcopy, and intrauterine device (IUD) insertion.
- Prescribe therapies, including medications, considering pregnancy and lactation status, sociocultural background, and financial resources.
- Request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
- Provide health promotion and disease prevention services to women across the life cycle, taking into account age, developmental status, disability, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, spiritual/religious affiliation, and lifestyle and psychosocial issues.
- Ensure compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
- Effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization.
- Complete orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.
- Participate in the orientation and training of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.
- Serve and participate in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provide relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement. Participate in customer service initiatives, and medical readiness activities designed to enhance health services.
- Ensure a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement
- Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN).
- Must hold a Master's degree from an approved OB/GYN or women's health nurse practitioner program or Advance Certification (Certificate of Authority).
- Possess current unrestricted license to practice in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Must have a minimum of 24 months within the past 36 months of clinical practice experience.
- Must possess a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner certification with the National Certification Corporation (NCC) for Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties.
- Must have current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) as certified by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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