UAB Medicine

Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner is a healthcare professional who treats both physical and mental conditions through comprehensive history taking, physical exams, physical therapy, ordering tests and therapies for patients, within their scope of practice.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provides medical care and treatment within established scope of nursing practice to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
• Performs comprehensive physical examinations and assessments.
• Interprets, analyzes and evaluates patient’s medical and social data.
• Coordinates plan of care, discharges, and specialty referrals for complaint, as appropriate, in order to meet the age-specific needs and physical condition for assigned patients.
• Plans and coordinates health care education for patient, family and other health care providers.
• Coordinates and participates in Performance Improvement Activities.
• Performs and/or assists the physician with procedures per collaborative agreement.
• Participates in Professional Development Activities.

Minimum Qualifications

• Must have an MSN and completion of Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program
• 3 years of clinical experience preferred
• Must meet qualifications for approval to practice as a nurse practitioner by the “Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code”
• Must have a current Alabama RN license
 

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