Podiatry - APP
The major strength of Weeks Medical Center is found in the ability of our physicians and staff to offer extensive services utilizing state-of-the-art technology while maintaining the personalized care of a community hospital. Weeks is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering medical, surgical, and intensive care services. In addition, a wide variety of outpatient services are available, including cardiac and physical rehabilitation; a fully-staffed oncology department; 24-hour emergency care; a fully equipped laboratory; and an extensive radiology department. Weeks is blessed with strong leadership and a dedicated community that allows us to meet the ever-changing requirements of today’s healthcare environment.
About North Country Healthcare (NHC):
North Country Healthcare is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, and Weeks Medical Center, located in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, specialty clinics, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
North Country Healthcare is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) will provide direct patient care services though Weeks Medical Center to patients of all ages. These services will include but not be limited to: recording of physical and mental status, performing physical exams, ordering of diagnostic tests, implementing and managing plans of care, as well as prescribing and dispensing of medications.
The APP will
primarily work with the podiatry team to provide comprehensive podiatric care
to patients within the North Country Healthcare service area. Duties would
include: provision of routine and diabetic foot care both in the office and
other community settings, wound care (with the expectation that he/she would
work toward certification), assistance with postoperative care, and other
general podiatric services. Although primarily assigned to podiatry, the APRN
would be trained to provide services in other areas of the organization.
The APP will primarily work with the podiatry team to provide comprehensive podiatric care to patients within the North Country Healthcare service area. Duties would include: provision of routine and diabetic foot care both in the office and other community settings, wound care (with the expectation that he/she would work toward certification), assistance with postoperative care, and other general podiatric services. Although primarily assigned to podiatry, the APRN would be trained to provide services in other areas of the organization.
Minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited program of study based upon current ARNP standards of practice. Current NH State Licensure and National Certification Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Maintains a good working relationship with all levels of personnel, medical staff, administration, and the public.
- Elicit and record physical and metal health
status, psychosocial history, and review of body system.
- Perform Physical examinations on
patients of all ages.
- Initiate appropriate diagnostic
tests for screening and evaluation of patient’s current health status.
- Assess patient history, systems
review, physical examination, and diagnostic tests.
- Formulate a diagnosis, implement a
plan of care, and manage treatment regimens.
- Continuously plan, teach, promote
and manage both the physical and mental health of the patient.
- Administer, prescribe, and
dispense pharmacological agents.
- Arrange appropriate referrals to
other care providers.
- Stablize patients in
life-threatening or unusual situations until emergency transport can be
- Document all services provided in
the patient’s medical record.
- Provide wound care in the
Healogics wound center, documenting services in the IHeal record.
- Provide routine and diabetic nail care in various settings throughout the North Country Healthcare service area, as well as postoperative and general care for podiatric patients.
- Attend and participate in
departmental, hospital, and community based committees and task forces.
Perform all other duties as assigned.