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    Summary

    The Senior Nurse Practitioner works under direct supervision of the Chief, Health Services Office (HSO), Integrated Support Services (ISS). Incumbent receives broad policy guidance from the Chief, HSO. Incumbent performs a variety of complex duties to review and analyze medical data, performs patient management duties, and plans and/or collaborates on patient care to ensure continuity of patient care within HSO. 

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    Responsibilities

    Functions independently as a certified nurse practitioner for a patient population under the general supervision of the senior medical staff. Performs patient management duties including the following: assessing patients; ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic studies; referring patients for consultation when indicated; documenting in-depth progress notes and dictation summaries; and communicating and collaborating with referring physicians to ensure continuity of care. 

    Participates in the guideline development process. Serves on division task forces and study groups charged with considering problems or directions on developing standards. Consults with staff members at all levels of the organization to achieve consensus on issues and resolve any disagreements on standards. Reviews current policies affecting staff and operations. 

    Incumbent researches and evaluates policy issues that are central to the agency's mission. Assists in developing policies and compares and contrasts current and future policies and strategies in force to formulate appropriate strategies for addressing problems developing timetables to ensure prompt action, and to institute efficient follow-up procedures. 

    Researches and prepares final background and decision papers for the signature of the Chief Medical Officer. This includes assisting in the preparation of memoranda, briefings, and other backgrounds material concerning substantive issues, findings, conclusions and proposed solutions to keep the Chief Medical Officers and appropriate staff involved and key decision points. Plans care overseeing other professionals or works as a key team member providing comprehensive monitoring and treatment for clinical nursing. Serves as expert resource and key member of the multi-disciplinary team. 

    Participates in and directs the training of support personnel. Assists in design and presentation of in-service training to nurses, medical support staff, and other healthcare professionals. Provides instructional resources that promote the implementation of outreach programs, inculding participation in the orientation of new staff and the development of fact sheets and checklists. Promotes and aids in implementation of Library health and wellness outreach programs. 

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

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