EA50 - Nurse Practitioner II
General Nature of Work:
Provides primary health care to individuals and families with complex nursing/medical needs.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
This class is intended for use at the journey level.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Completes and records health histories of patients and families.
Performs examinations, including physical exams, developmental assessment and screening for psychosocial problems.
Examines patient data and develops a plan of care.
Prescribes treatment plan for selected health problems according to protocols and refers patient to appropriate facility.
Provides in-depth education regarding health care issues, including family planning, maternity, common childhood illnesses and medical regimens.
Teaches, counsels and monitors the treatment regimen in selected populations.
Monitors environmental hazards and refers problems.
Serves as a role model to nursing staff and students to promote and ensure quality patient care management.
Identifies clinical issues and participates in research which may benefit the profession, the organization and the patient.
Provides individualized clinical orientation for nursing personnel in a specialty area.
Provides ongoing staff education based on health needs of the population served.
Provides in-service education in an area of specialty.
Monitors and establishes standards for the clinical practice in an area of specialization.
Plans for the care of selected high risk populations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of interviewing and recording of medical histories.
Knowledge of how to counsel patients and their families to change health behaviors.
Knowledge of methods, techniques and practices of nurse midwifery.
Knowledge of trends in nursing education.
Knowledge of obstetrical theory and practice.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to supervise and evaluate the quality of the clinical practice in the area of specialization.
Ability to make judgments, identify deviations from the normal and anticipate problems.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Positions in this classification require licensure as a Registered Nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Some positions require certification by the American College of Nurse-Midwives or certification as a Nurse practitioner by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Also, some positions require certification by a nationally recognized nursing organization which certifies nurses practicing in an extended role. A valid driver's license may also be required.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and experience as a registered nurse.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and one year experience as a registered nurse.
MUSC Physical Requirements: