Wise Health System
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
Apr. 20th 2017
  • Decatur, TX 76234

Job Description

           Bariatric Nurse Practitioner
REPORTS TO:         Operationally Bariatric Program Director  and Clinically the Bariatric Medical Director
JOB SUMMARY:     Practices in an expanded role to provide health care to individuals, families and/or groups in a variety of settings; acts independently or
 collaboratively with other health professionals in the delivery of health care services; provides teaching and consultation and performs research; performs
 comprehensive physical examinations on patients who present with acute/chronic illnesses; performs appropriate medical screening procedures, interprets
 laboratory data and orders laboratory investigations; recognizes abnormalities and provides services and treatments; answer patient questions and triage problems to the surgeon; provides teaching and counseling that assists families to become responsible for their own health care.  Participates in education, research (reporting and publishing, and performance improvement; collaborates with Bariatric Team in support of quality improvement and institutional policies; actively participates in and serves on institutional committees; lead support group meetings 1-3 times per year; and On-Call to patients with emergent issues on limited basis. Must have excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills; effective time management and organizational skills; self-directed and the ability to make independent decisions with strong problem solving skills; meet tight deadlines, with high volumes and multiple interruptions; competency in the use of a variety of computer hardware and software systems.  Must attend Bariatric staff meetings; Return patient telephone messages promptly; and participate in offsite functions.




  REQUIREMENTS:  1)  Graduate of an accredited school of nursing  2) CPR, ACLS  4) Certified Bariatric Nurse or working toward certification within two years of hire  5) Minimum of 2 years nursing experience.

OSHA TASK CATEGORY:  Category One employees are all exposed to a specific hazard as a regular part of their job.


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