MEDCOM

Nurse (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner OBGYN)

US-TX-FT. HOOD
Job ID
2017-4324
# Positions
1
Category
Medical
Salary Range
Very Competitive
Recruitment Bonus
Negotiable
Relocation Assistance
No
Student Loan Repayment
No

Overview

This position is located at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX.

 

Ft Hood is nicknamed The Great Place because of the quality of life the post and area offer Soldiers and their families. Ft Hood covers a total of 340 sq miles and rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas, between Killeen and Copperas Cove. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Ft Hood is the ideal location because of warm winters and hot summers. The nearby lakes, Belton and Stillhouse, offer year round outdoor recreation activities. Please visit: http://pao.hood.army.mil/.

 

Fort Hood rests in the beautiful hill and lake country of Central Texas approximately 60 miles north of Austin and 50 miles south of Waco. Because of the weather, outdoor recreation is available much of the year. Two lakes are only 15 minutes away. Affordable urban and suburban housing is readily available. Local colleges provide higher educational opportunities. The area is home to many churches, shopping centers, recreational facilities and fine restaurants. For more info, visit pao.hood.army.mil.

 

 

Responsibilities

A) Serves as an obstetric and gynecology (OB-GYN) nurse practitioner in a hospital clinic setting providing direct comprehensive nursing, preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic health care services. These positions typically require an advanced level of competence in nursing in a clinical setting. These positions provide direct comprehensive nursing, preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic health care services in the care of women. These positions require a professional knowledge of nursing and registration to practice as a professional nurse. Positions involve the performance of professional nursing practices in the provision of care to patients in hospitals, clinics, occupational health units, homes, schools, and communities; promoting better health practices; teaching; performing research in one or more phases of the field of nursing, or consulting and advising nurses who provide direct care to patients. 

Works in collegial relationship with physicians and other health care professionals providing a variety of health care services to women, primarily in OB-GYN in an outpatient clinic setting. Employee uses knowledge of the full range of community health nursing principles, practices, and procedures; knowledge of and ability to treat chronic gynecology health problems; ability to counsel and teach; ability to assess and treat minor illnesses; ability to provide preventive care; ability to take medical histories; knowledge of professional nursing principles; and knowledge of and ability to provide uncomplicated obstetric care


1. Evaluates the wellness status of patients. 
2. Evaluates patients with acute/minor and chronic illnesses. 
3. Provides counseling to patients including prevention and maintenance of health, restoration of health, and health protection. 
4. Makes appropriate diagnosis based on history, physical exams, and appropriate laboratory and ancillary studies as needed. 
5. Manages the treatment of patients through use of various therapeutic modalities. 
6. Prescribes approved medications and other therapeutic agents. 
7. Conducts patient histories and physical examinations. 
8. Conducts appropriate consultations and referrals. 

 

B) Assesses women and develops a plan of care based on the physical and psycho-social status and needs of the patient/family, using knowledge of the full range of community health nursing principles, practices, and procedures; knowledge of and ability to treat chronic gynecology health problems; ability to counsel and teach; ability to assess and treat minor illnesses; ability to provide preventive care; ability to take medical histories; knowledge of professional nursing principles; and knowledge of and ability to provide uncomplicated obstetric care. 

1. Takes appropriate histories of individuals and families. 
2. Performs examinations. 
3. Orders appropriate laboratory tests, ancillary services, and procedures. 

C) Diagnosis: 

Diagnoses minor/acute and chronic OB-GYN conditions and diagnoses and/or screens other conditions as indicated based on scope of practice. Employee uses knowledge of the full range of community health nursing principles, practices, and procedures; knowledge of and ability to treat chronic gynecology health problems; ability to counsel and teach; ability to assess and treat minor illnesses; ability to provide preventive care; ability to take medical histories; knowledge of professional nursing principles; and, knowledge of and ability to provide uncomplicated obstetric care.


1. Takes appropriate history and completes a physical exam. 
2. Orders and interprets appropriate laboratory tests, to include blood, urine, etc. 
3. Orders and interprets appropriate ancillary services, e.g., radiographs, electrocardiograms (EKGs), etc. 
4. Performs and interprets tissue samples, based on skill level of clinician/scope of practice, e.g., skin biopsies, pap smears, endrometrial biopsies, cervical biopsies. 
5. Makes diagnoses based on appropriate data on minor/acute and chronic conditions, e.g., vaginitis, pregnancies, upper respiratory infections (adults), mild hypertension, uncomplicated diabetes(adults), and abnormal uterine bleeding. 

D) Counseling/Teaching: 

Provides counseling and teaching services to individuals, families, and/or groups, using knowledge of the full range of community health nursing principles, practices, and procedures; knowledge of and ability to treat chronic gynecology health problems; ability to counsel and teach; ability to assess and treat minor illnesses; ability to provide preventive care; ability to take medical histories; knowledge of professional nursing principles; and, knowledge of and ability to provide uncomplicated obstetric care. 

1. Identifies and discusses preventive health care, e.g., immunizations, breast exams, family planning, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
2. Discusses health maintenance, e.g., diet and exercise. 
3. Discusses health restoration from acute/minor and chronic conditions. 
4. Discusses health protection, e.g., use of seat belts, helmets, etc., 

E) Records Maintenance: 

Prepares in writing a complete, accurate evaluation document on each patient seen in the clinical setting, using knowledge of the full range of community health nursing principles, practices, and procedures; knowledge of and ability to treat chronic gynecological health problems; ability to counsel and teach; ability to assess and treat minor illnesses; ability to provide preventive care; ability to take medical histories; knowledge of professional nursing principles; and knowledge of and ability to provide uncomplicated obstetric care. 

1. Documents patient health care files and appropriate forms as designated by the medical treatment facility (MTF.) 
2. Incorporates appropriate information to include subjective, objective data, and assessment plan (SOAP), based on patient needs and health care status. 

F) Treatment: 

Provides treatment of minor/acute and chronic OB-GYN conditions to include treatment of other conditions within scope of practice, using a variety of therapeutic modalities. Employee uses knowledge of the full range of community health nursing principles, practices, and procedures; knowledge of and ability to treat chronic gynecology health problems; ability to counsel and teach; ability to assess and treat minor illnesses; ability to provide preventive care; ability to take medical histories; knowledge of professional nursing principles; and knowledge of and ability to provide uncomplicated obstetric care. 

1. Manages patient treatment using a variety of therapeutic agents to
include medications, counseling, support services, and other ancillary medical supplies. 
2. Performs a variety of procedures as needed, e.g., skin biopsies, cryotherapy, intrauterine device (IUD), norplant, coloscopy, etc., based on skill level/scope of practice of clinician. 

G) Medication: 

Prescribes a variety of medications to patients in an outpatient clinic based on MTF policy, using knowledge of the full range of community health nursing principles, practices, and procedures; knowledge of and ability to treat chronic gynecology health problems; ability to counsel and teach; ability to assess and treat minor illnesses; ability to provide preventive care; ability to take medical histories; knowledge of professional nursing principles; and knowledge of and ability to provide uncomplicated obstetric care. 

1. Prescribes formulary approved drugs. 
2. Provides counseling/instruction on use, application, side effects, and adverse reactions of medication. 

H) Health Maintenance: 

Performs routine histories and physicals, using knowledge of the full range of community health nursing principles, practices, and procedures; knowledge of and ability to treat chronic gynecology health problems; ability to counsel and teach; ability to assess and treat minor illnesses; ability to provide preventive care; ability to take medical histories; knowledge of professional nursing principles; and knowledge of and ability to provide uncomplicated obstetric care. 

1. Conducts well women's clinic. 
2. Provides routine prenatal and post-partum care. 
3. Conducts routine histories and physicals. 
4. Provides preventive health care measures, to include laboratory tests, cholesterol checks, immunizations, etc. 

I) Consultation/Referral: 

Provides patient consultation and refers, as needed, to a variety of multidisciplinary services, using knowledge of the full range of community health nursing principles, practices, and procedures; knowledge of and ability to treat chronic gynecology health problems; ability to counsel and teach; ability to assess and treat minor illnesses; ability to provide preventive care; ability to take medical histories; knowledge of professional nursing principles; and knowledge of and ability to provide uncomplicated obstetric care.

1. Recognizes non-routine medical or emergency conditions to include non-OB-GYN problems, e.g., high risk/ectopic pregnancies, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); and implements immediate consultation and/or referral. 
2. Consults and/or refers patients to other ancillary health care providers, e.g., dietitian, physical therapist, and community support services for restoration and health maintenance.

PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
Conditions of Employment:

Note: A licensed nurse practitioner is required.

Note: Child Care Background is required for this position in accordance with DODI 1402.5 (e) enclosure 5; memorandum dated March 6, 1992 Subject "Criminal History Background Checks on Employees in Child Care Services". Employees on this position are required to obtain and maintain a successful background check.

Note: This position is covered by the civilian drug abuse testing program. incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019-R, and/or DA Form 7412 "condition of employment for certain civilian positions identified as critical under the drug abuse testing program," or a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

Qualifications

Must be United States Citizen

 

This position has a certification requirement. You must have a Nurse Practitioner certification by a national certifying body as appropriate for their specialty area of practice.

 

Requires ACLS and BLS. 

 

Knowledge of the full range of professional community health nursing principles, practices, and procedures applied in order to services in clinic environments. 

Knowledge of and ability to treat a variety of chronic gynecological health problems such as pre/post menstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual disturbances, and pelvic pain, etc. 

Ability to counsel and teach individuals, families, and groups. 

Ability to assess and treat minor illnesses such as colds and vaginitis. 

Ability to provide preventive care to healthy individuals including guidance in nutrition, common illnesses, family planning, STDs, etc. 

Ability to take medical histories, conduct physical examinations, 
and communicate results of laboratory tests and other ancillary studies. 

Knowledge of professional nursing principles sufficient to recognize non-routine and emergent conditions and provide immediate consultation and/or referral. 

Knowledge of and ability to provide uncomplicated OB-GYN care, (to include prenatal and post partum).

 

 

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