Cabell Huntington Hospital
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Immediate Care Nurse Practitioner
at Cabell Huntington Hospital
Cabell Huntington Hospital is seeking a full-time, 36 hour per week, Nurse Practitioner to work in Urgent Care.
Emergency services experience required.
3-4 years of experience in Emergency Services highly preferred
Candidates interviewed for this role will be asked to present proof of required degrees, certificates and/or certifications at the time of the interview. Candidates unwilling or unable to provide said documentation will not be considered.
Incumbents should expect to three 12 hour shifts a week, with rotating shift schedule.
Nurse Practitioner-Emergency Department Core Privileges include the ability to:
Screen patients to determine the need for medical attention.
Review a patient’s records to determine health status.
Take a patient history and record pertinent patient data.
Initiate requests for commonly performed initial laboratory studies.
Identify normal and abnormal findings in history, physical examination and commonly performed laboratory studies.
Initiate appropriate evaluation and emergency management for emergency situations, for example, cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, injuries, burns and hemorrhage.
Provide counseling and instruction regarding common patient problems.
Independently prepare patient plan of care, including treatment and release.
Treatment of minor lacerations without involvement of nerves, vessels or tendons of material size. Excludes facial laceration suturing.
Immobilization of simple, undisplaced fractures or sprains with splints.
Evaluation and treatment of minor burns (<2% total body surface area).
Point of Care Testing: KOH preps, Urine dipstick, Urine sediment microscopy, Vaginal wet mount microscopy.
Acute adult and pediatric care.
Minor surgical procedures (incision & drainage, removal of foreign bodies, etc.) with consultation of physician.
Evaluation and treatment of foreign body in eye. Physician consult required for removal.
Evaluation and treatment of abdominal pain.
Prescriptive Authority, in accordance with the WV Board of Nursing, including ordering the administration of I.V. drugs and fluids.
Control of external hemorrhage.
Carry out aseptic and isolation techniques.
• Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program required
• Licensed in the state of West Virginia