Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner

  • Essen Health Care
  • Oct 22, 2019
Full time Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

As an Urgent Care provider, you will experience the full spectrum of urgent care conditions from acute illnesses to traumatic injuries. As an urgent care provider, you should be comfortable

  • Serving the acute care needs of patients 12 months and older
  • Treating acute illnesses and injuries
  • Conduct school, sports and pre-employment physicals
  • Utilizing electronic medical record
  • Evaluate and treat patients with acute minor medical illness, minor acute exacerbation of chronic illness, and minor injuries
  • Perform minor office procedures such as laceration repairs, splints, abscess incision and drainage, etc.
  • Evaluate, treat and provide follow-up care of patients with work-related injuries, requesting referral when appropriate.
  • Perform wellness physicals, work-related physicals (such as DOT, pre-employment) and sports physicals
  • Manage the patients care in a timely manner and maintain a level of productivity that is equivalent to the other providers on staff.
  • Interact with office, laboratory, radiology, and nursing staff as part of the patient care process.
  • Perform required quality assurance steps in the patient care process
  • Interpret laboratory, radiology, EKG and basic pulmonary function tests
  • Thoroughly and accurately document every patient encounter
  • Bill appropriately for each patient care visit
  • Develop treatment plans on the basis of standards of care, scientific rationale and professional practice guidelines
  • Prescribe medications based on safety, efficacy, and cost
  • Counsel patients about possible side effects, drug regimens or interactions with other substances; detect and respond to adverse drug reactions
  • Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; discussing family planning; providing counseling on emotional problems of daily living; promoting wellness and health maintenance along with self-management of chronic or acute illnesses
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
  • Develops health care team staff by providing information, educational opportunities and growth opportunities
  • Cultivate an environment of trust and compassion for the patients
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Participates in pre-visit planning activities
  • Participates in quality improvement activities
  • Participates in monthly staff meetings


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working independently in a primary care, urgent care, or emergency care setting evaluating and treating a broad range of patients
  • Graduate of an American Medical Association-approved Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Currently registered to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner in New York State and in good standing
  • National Nurse Practitioner certification
  • Federal DEA License


Essen Health care is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically diverse population.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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