Nurse Practitioner - Urgent Care

Legacy Health

Posted 2 years ago

Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Shift: Variable
Education Level: Not Stated
Certificates: BLS
Experience Level: All|Experienced
Compensation: NA

Job Title:

Nurse Practitioner - Urgent Care

Work Location:

Multiple Locations - Metro Portland OR


Clinic Srvcs: Urgency Care


Variable, as needed


On Call - Requires 24 shifts/yr; 10% differential/no benefits

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Work Days:

Variable schedule

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Wknd $10.00/hr

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Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: Works in collaboration with physicians to provide complete physical examinations, diagnosis, and treatment of both chronic and episodic disorders. Assigned principal responsibility for Urgent Health Care of patients under professional medical direction from physicians. Seeks the expert opinion or advice of a physician whenever the incumbent decides a case falls outside the scope authorized by policies and protocol. The Nurse Practitioner plans and implements and a physician reviews and confirms health care goals for patients.

The Nurse Practitioner typically remains responsible for the patient throughout the course of the treatment, provides the physical examination, the diagnosis, and the health care plan, determines when the patient has recovered, and releases the patient. The Nurse Practitioner may refer the patient to physicians for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment but retains responsibility for clinical management as well as any subsequent modification.


1. TEAMWORK: Cooperation, adaptability, flexibility, communication, dependability, supports team goals. 

Works collaboratively with all departments.

Establishes and maintains open communication to enhance team effort.

Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected changes in work volume, emergencies, staffing and scheduling.

Fulfills work schedule and commitments.

Looks for opportunities to assist co-workers.

2. RESPECT AND CARING: Compassion, customer relations, professional behavior, confidentiality, valuing diversity. 

Uses interpersonal skills which convey a positive and supportive attitude.

Uses discretion in discussions related to staffing or personal concerns.

Gives constructive feedback in a non-blaming, positive and confidential manner.

Makes continuous effort to identify opportunities to meet/exceed customer needs and expectations.

Demonstrates commitment to understanding and valuing individual differences and fosters an environment of acceptance, fairness and mutual respect.

3. EFFECTIVE USE OF RESOURCES: Effective use of time, people, supplies, safe and attentive work practices.

Works in a safe manner.

Maintains a safe and clean work environment.

Promotes cost effectiveness through the proper use and conservation of supplies and equipment.

Identifies cost saving measures.

Reports needed repairs or potential hazards to the appropriate department as soon as identified.

Reports all on-the-job injuries and seeks medical attention as appropriate.

4. INITIATIVE: Self-motivation, takes on projects willingly, acts on opportunities to improve, contributes new ideas.

Takes the initiative to identify and solve problems.

Supports improvement and innovation in the workplace.

Demonstrates awareness of and supports Legacy Health departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.

Promotes professional development and contributes to the professional growth of others.


Assesses the physical condition of a group of patients by performing physical examinations including ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and obtaining medical histories. Assumes ongoing responsibility for each patient from discovery of the disorder to recovery.

Formulates the medical plan and prognosis based on patient's condition.

Consults with physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment.

Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess the patient's clinical problems and health care needs.

Performs selected invasive procedures for therapeutic and/or diagnostic reasons within scope of validated competence.

Initiates and/or recommends medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy.

Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents.

Participates in quality improvement activities.

Counsels patients, families and significant others about health and illness, and promotes health maintenance.

Establishes and documents the health care plan and prognosis, maintaining records of each case that are sufficiently complete for any physician reviewing them to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.

Initiates drug therapy, taking responsibility for such therapy when performed prior to consultation with a physician.

Determines when the patient has recovered from the disorder and releases the patient.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled   

Job Qualifications:


As required by licensure. 


Minimum 2 years clinical experience in related field.


Current applicable state RN license required.

National certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) required.

Applicable state license as a Nurse Practitioner w/Prescriptive Privileges (NP-PP) required.

Current certification dependent upon the specific position to include Basic Life Support (BLS). 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

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