Skills Nurse Practitioner - Primary Health Care near Saint John (NB)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a nurse practitioner - primary health care in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Allied primary health practitioners (NOC 3124).

Expertise

People working in this occupation usually apply the following skill set.

  • Advise patients on health care
  • Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team and plan, implement, co-ordinate and evaluate patient care
  • Examine patients and take their medical histories and consult with physicians and other medical practitioners to evaluate patients' physical and mental health
  • Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • Inoculate and vaccinate patients to prevent and treat diseases
  • Conduct patient interviews, physical assessments and take medical histories
  • Inoculate and vaccinate patients to prevent and treat diseases
  • Perform and assist in routine surgery
  • Provide health maintenance education
  • Perform or order diagnostic tests and interpret results
  • Formulate and implement treatment plans and monitor patients' progress
  • Manage labour and spontaneous normal deliveries
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding care for newborns and young infants
  • Provide primary, full-course, care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the post-natal period including monitoring the health of mother and baby
  • Care for, assess and monitor the health of newborns and refer infants to appropriate medical services as required
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