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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

Nephrology Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

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Job Code: Nephrology Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
Department: Nephrology Clinic
Shift: Day Shift
Job Type:
Full Time (1.0)
Education: PA or NP

Job Description:

Provides specialized care for nephrology patients in accordance with established standards, policies, and scope of practice under physician direction.


  • Responsible for assisting the physician with inpatient consultation work, outpatient clinic visits, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis visits.  This position also includes travel to outreach clinics and satellite dialysis units.
  • Works in collaboration with physicians and other health professionals. 
  • Utilizes professional skills in interviewing, assessment, evaluation, identification and implementation of interventions/treatment plans based on the specific needs of each patient.
  • Serves as a clinical resource, utilizing critical thinking skills to act as an interdisciplinary consultant and patient advocate. 
  • Monitors the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. 
  • Responsive to the age related needs of the patient with special attention given to education and safety. 
  • Responsible for the ordering of diagnostic procedures.    
  • Offers counseling and education to meet patient needs.    
  • Responsible for prescribing and dispensing prescription medication.
  • Interacts professionally with patients, families, and staff.   
  • Other nursing duties as assigned.


  • Pursues professional growth through educational opportunities, professional reading, and seeking learning opportunities.
  • Assures cost and time efficiency of the department by maintaining maximum productivity and cost effectiveness.
  • Promotes good interpersonal relationships through effective communication.
  • Abides by the philosophy, mission, and objectives of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and follows organization policies and procedures.
  • Actively participates in Prairie Lakes Healthcare System programs based upon safety, continuous quality improvement, and infection control.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all information pertaining to customers, patients, residents, employees, physicians, and their affairs.
  • Demonstrates a positive image of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System by applying effective human relations skills with customers, patients, visitors, other employees, and physicians.




Minimum Qualifications:

Current certification from an accredited NP/PA program required     
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Meets criteria established by the profession to perform duties defined as those of a NP/PA
South Dakota Controlled Substance Certificate
DEA license

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.