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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Occupational Health

Location: Sanford
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:


Position Summary

The Nurse Practitioner (NP)/Physician Asst (PA) also known as Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides medical care to the patients within the scope of privileges for which the certified practitioner is educationally and clinically prepared and granted by the state of Maine licensing board and according to the policies and procedures of the hospital and the OH clinics under the general direction of the Director of Occupational Health. The certified practitioner will maintain prescriptive authority and comply with licensure requirements.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Education: Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner/Physician Asst program with a Master's Degree level of education is preferred.

    License/Certifications: Current license issued by the State of Maine as Nurse Practitioner/Physician Asst with SMHC supervising physician required. Current certification as NP required. BLS certification is required.

    Experience: Three or more years of experience as an APP in an occupational health setting is required.

    Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    Unit specific criteria desired based on specialty. See unit specific statement of clinical competency.

    Provides direct care to patients referred to the Occupational Health clinics according to scope of practice and delegated activities as outline by the supervising physician and/or in accordance with regulations.

  • Assumes responsibility for the administrative requirements of the defined patient caseload commensurate with hospital, department regulatory requirements.
  • Participates as a team member in meeting the goals and mission of the clients, patients, and clinics.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with the medical director and provider staff to assure continuity of care and clinical outcomes.
  • Demonstrates competence in all APP care procedures within scope of practice.
  • Demonstrates competence in the management of workplace exposures as determined by physician review processes.
  • Demonstrates competence in identifying clinical care procedures and appropriate to the presenting signs and symptoms, as determined by physician review processes and procedures.
  • Provides effective teaching for patients with regard to course of treatment and work limitations and preventive solutions that is appropriate to patient's level of understanding; using translation services and other appropriate resources as needed.
  • Serves as a resource in promoting and educating clinical staff to trends in OH client care.
  • Strives to become familiar with the physical requirements, the environment and the potential risks of the work done by our client companies.
  • Performs all procedures according to established organization and departmental policies.
  • Actively participates in and adapts clinical care activities in accordance with research and CQI initiatives/data.
  • Assumes responsibility for the administrative requirements of the defined patient caseload commensurate with hospital, OH clinic and regulatory requirements.
  • Communicates with employers as appropriate to ensure best outcomes for the patient and the client company

    Additional Information

    MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

    At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

    With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

    Additional Information Experience as an APP in Occupational Health is required. No weekends or holidays required.

Keywords:, Sanford , Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Occupational Health, Healthcare , Sanford, Florida

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