Practices medicine with physician supervision in an urgent care setting including conducting examinations and writing prescriptions. Within physician-Nurse Practitioner relationship, NPs exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. Assists physician in surgery. May include responsibility for education, research, and administrative services.
Responds to more emergent needs of patients.
Conducts physical exams, taking medical history, image interpretation and patient evaluation/care. Consults with physician as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA’s scope of work.
Orders diagnostic tests and scans and prescribes medications.
Administer injections, participate in suture and dressing removal and manage simple fracture management/cast application and removal.
Monitors therapies and provides continuity of care.
Triages patient calls and evaluates patient problems. Responds to emergencies including use of CPR.
Prepare patient for surgery, including positioning, skin preparation, administration of local anesthetic and equipment preparation.
Function as first or second assist in the operating room, including performing surgical exposure, surgical dissections, layer closure of wounds, etc.
Counsels patient/family on preventive health care, including pre- and post- operative education.
Documents patient information and care in medical record.
Participate in physician call and rounding schedule rotation and after-hours urgent-care clinic shifts.
Summit Orthopedics provides the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota with the full spectrum of orthopedic care including sub-specialty clinics, walk-in care at our OrthoQUICK clinics, imaging, bracing, therapy, surgery, and post-surgical stays at our Care Suites. Our expert team of physicians, surgeons, physician assistants, certified athletic trainers and therapists are part of the 800+ employees who partner to provide quality care designed to support a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Summit Orthopedics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Orthopedic Experience Preferred
Successful completion of accredited Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Licensure of FNP in the State of Minnesota
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 18-0054