VIPcare | Outpatient APRN - Hiram, GA

VIPcare, a brand of Better Health Group, is a quality-based healthcare organization that focuses on prevention.

We encourage four well visits per year, proactive outreach to our most fragile and at-risk patients, same-day urgent appointments, and transitional care management.

Our providers are able to better serve their patients through smaller panel sizes, fewer patient visits per day, and a focus on outpatient medicine with state-of-the-art facilities and quality team members who share our value of providing 5-STAR service that always puts patient care and outcomes first.

VIPcare providers typically see up to 12-15 patients a day.

We take care of our team so they can focus directly on providing comprehensive care to our Medicare senior patient population.

APRN / NP Position Objective:

The APRN is a clinical role that will provide exceptional medical care to patients by conducting physical exams, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, and developing patient treatment plans under the supervision of a physician. This role is a safety-sensitive position as it involves direct patient care and administering medication. The incumbent will report to the Regional Manager (or similar role) and will work closely with other healthcare professionals to provide quality care to patients collaborating with other clinical teams to support team function.

  • Practice medicine under the supervision of a physician using sound medical judgment and adhering to all ethical considerations of the practice of medicine; knowing limitations and seeking consult when advisable; keeping abreast of current technologies and industry standards
  • Under the supervision of a physician, provide care for patients with acute and chronic illness encountered in the older adult patient
  • Under the supervision of a physician, accountable for patient care and outcomes and will appropriately seek consultation from specialists when needed, though will stay involved in, and be responsible for, the detailed care of the patient
  • Engage with hospitalists whenever a patient is in the hospital
  • Meet all clinical obligations of the medical practice: Accrediting Agency compliance, CLIA compliance, drug prescription compliance, HIPAA, State and Federal regulations, Safety Regulations, etc
  • Assess, diagnose, treat, manage, educate, promote health, and provide care coordination and documentation for patients with acute and complex chronic health needs using evidence-based medicine and practice guidelines
  • Follow all internal policies and procedures
  • Accountable for the completion of all operational tasks according to departmental guidelines to ensure appropriate clinical processing/documentation
  • Maintain complete and detailed records, electronically in the EMR, of patients' health care plans and prognosis, completed within 48 hours of each patient's visit
  • Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent/manage disease or disability
  • Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnosis
  • Interpret data and diagnostic results for an appropriate course of action including but not limited to blood gases, radiology, EKG, etc. in collaboration with supervising physician
  • Exhibit behavior that emphasizes compassion, quality, loyalty, and conscientiousness
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, their families, and team members
  • Document continuing education per licensure and certification requirements
  • Ensure that patients are seen every other visit by the Physician
  • Maintain patient confidentiality in accordance to policy and procedure and HIPAA requirements
  • Enact proper chain of command for patient complaints
  • Additional duties as assigned

Position Requirements/ Skills:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Certified as a nurse practitioner with current state licensure
  • At least 1 year of previous professional nursing experience with 1-3 years experience as a practicing as a primary care nurse practitioner
  • Prior experience working in an electronic medical records system
  • Provide 5 Star service in accordance with the Better Health Group's mission
  • Skilled in traditional nursing disciplines of patient assessment and management
  • ACLS/BLS certification required as mandated by state

Work Environment:
  • The APRN would operate in an outpatient setting.

Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work:
  • This is a full-time position and core hours of work and days are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm

Experience in a Medicare Advantage or an accountable care environment is a plus but not required.