Experience:
3-5 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/20/2019
Job Category:
Nursing
Nurse Practitioner
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Huntsville Hospital | Athens, AL
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Job Description

Overview

The nurse practitioner provides comprehensive direct patient care and scholarly practice including obtaining comprehensive patient histories, performing complete physical examination, ordering and performing diagnostic testing and screening, diagnosing illness, prescribing both pharmacological and other treatments for patients, and providing health maintenance and promotion interventions such as patient and family education and counseling. Also, the NP assumes accountability for indirect care responsibilities, which support patient care including staff and student education, clinical research, program development, and quality improvement.

Qualifications

Completion of Nurse Practitioner Masters of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university. Successful completion of a National Certification Exam for NP, current registration through the Alabama board of Nursing and Board of Medical Examiners; Approval by the Athens-Limestone Hospital credentialing board; 3 years clinical experience and /2 years post masters preferred

About Huntsville Hospital

Huntsville Hospital has been serving the people since 1895 when the tiny Huntsville Infirmary opened. More than a century later that focus has expanded to include service to people throughout north Alabama and southern Tennessee. Today, Huntsville Hospital is one of the largest locally owned not-for-profit hospitals in the nation. As a training facility for the University of Alabama-Birmingham's School of Medicine and Family Practice Residency Program, Huntsville Hospital helps provide family physicians the experience they need for providing care to communities throughout Alabama and beyond. In addition, the hospital serves as a primary site for more than 50 national drug research projects.