Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants work independently
and in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses provide primary health care to individuals
and families, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention. APRN’s
assess and manage common acute and chronic illnesses, consult, and make
referrals to physicians and other members of the health care team as appropriate.
Provision of care includes, but is not limited to, comprehensive assessment,
ordering, conducting, and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescription
of pharmacological agents and treatments, nonpharmacological therapies,
teaching and counseling individuals, families, and groups. As part of
their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose,
treat illnesses, order, and interpret tests, and counsel on preventive
health care. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants
exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and provide a broad range
of diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Graduate of an accredited school for Nursing and Advanced Practice Registered
Nurses, currently licensed in the State of Ohio as an RN and Advanced
Practice RN, CNP and BLS certifications required. Or a graduate of an
approved AMA Physician Assistant Program, currently licensed in the State
of Ohio as a Physician Assistant, previous experience in an Urgent Care
and BLS certified. National Board of Medical Examiner certification or
Board eligible is preferred.