The Tri-Mission Vienna is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Nurse Practitioner in the Medical Unit.
Basic Function of Position
The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing a full range of primary care, preventative, occupational health and emergency medical services for the U.S. Embassy's official community. Services will be provided through direct patient evaluation, examination and treatment. The NP is responsible for determining when hospitalization/medical evacuation is required and arranging all appropriate aspects of patient care. They are expected to participate in the regular call schedule as well as provide after-hours medical consultations, referrals, and provide medical supervision of the Medical Unit staff in the absence of the MP/RMO.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Direct Patient Care Responsibilities (70%)
-Provides primary and preventative health care services across the lifespan to include pediatric care, gynecology and obstetrical care, general internal medicine, travel medicine and immunizations, orthopedic and general surgical evaluations to all patients covered under the Department of State Medical Program. Provides Occupational Health services to all Mission employees including LES and DHA staff members. Obtains history of medical complaint. Reviews past medical history, current medications and drug allergies. Provides physical examination of the patient. Discusses with the patient/parent medical findings and assessment. Orders appropriate tests from medical unit resources or other specialty facilities in the community. Reviews medical test results with the patient/parent. Provides treatment through prescriptions, therapeutic minor surgical procedures, and/or medical appliances such as splints or dressings. Refers patients to expert medical consultants for specialized medical care in the community, at the regional medevac center, or in the U.S. as deemed necessary. Refers to hospital facility for inpatient medical care in the local community, at the regional medevac center, or in the U.S. Provides follow-up care and monitor patient by continued assessment of medical interventions and their recovery progress. Documents all care and services provided using customary methods of charting and review of reports. Provides routine and travel vaccinations. Prescribes electronically. Offers or refers for mental health support. Responds to child and spousal abuse. Emphasizes prevention of malaria and other tropical and infectious diseases. Establishes healthy lifestyle programs and support patients in their adjustments to the Foreign Service. Ensures patient confidentiality. Serves as a patient advocate.
-Consults with other health care team members. Maintains professional credentials, licensure and continuing education requirements. Participates in the on-call medical schedule including full coverage for the MP/RMO in their absence from post.
-Provides first aid and emergency care for anyone injured or acutely ill on the Embassy compound during the work day, including visitors and contractors.
- Diplomatic Responsibilities (10%)
-Identifies and evaluates the capabilities of local hospitals, providers and laboratories for types of services and standards of care. Recommends ill or injured patients as appropriate for medical referrals and/or medical evacuations. Collaborates with local health care officials. Liaises with local and international experts. Ensures safe blood supplies. Reviews local pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers. As part of the medical response team, identifies illnesses and conditions that could threaten the health and well-being of Mission personnel and takes appropriate preventative action. Collaborates with the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Advises Ambassador or Chief of Mission (COM) on health issues affecting the Mission.
-Monitors food and water safety. Comprehends and applies Workmans' Compensation and health insurance plans. Assists with pre-employment or fitness for duty evaluations and driver's physical examinations of local employees.
- Emergency Medical Response Duties (10%)
- Medical Unit Administrative Functions (10%)