Catholic Health Initiatives NURSE PRACTITIONER - HOSPITALIST (SV MORRILTON) - PRN in MORRILTON, Arkansas

NURSE PRACTITIONER - HOSPITALIST (SV MORRILTON) - PRN

Description

JOB SUMMARY: The APN is a licensed professional nurse that works under the supervision and direction of collaborating physicians or the Medical Director for the Hospitalist program; they provide direct, comprehensive, preventative and therapeutic healthcare to patients and families including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, prescription, counseling and instruction in compliance with Nurse Practitioner Protocols and all regulations governing APNs. The APN may provide healthcare for which the APN is educationally prepared and for which competence has been attained and maintained. Responsible for all aspects of coordination of Hospitalist program including fiscal accountability, time and resources. Perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Patient Assessment

Accurately assesses patient conditions and documents effectively to support charges and to communicate with other providers.

Provides comprehensive patient assessment, including functional, mental, social and physical conditions. Establishes accurate diagnosis.

Seeks consultation/supervision of physician as needed to confirm proper assessment.

  1. Patient Treatment

Independently implements and documents patient care treatments and maintains skills requisite to the position for which he/she is placed.

Utilizes multidisciplinary team services in treatment plan.

Appropriately involves patients and caregivers in treatment planning.

Provides interface between clinic and other providers to assure timely, comprehensive services for patients.

Independently develops and implements treatment plans and evaluates patient’s outcome.

Complies with all statues and regulations governing Advanced Practitioner Nurses and functions within the legal boundaries of the APN category.

Responds in appropriate manner during patient emergency situations.

Provides supervisory support for outpatient therapeutic services as needed.

  1. Program Development

Independently identifies program weaknesses/gaps in service and develops solutions to improving patient care and customer services.

Provides professional and community education with regard to health issues.

Participates in community services events as needed.

Takes responsibility for clearly communicating patient needs, care plans and problem resolution to physicians and other health care team.

Develop, update, and distribute schedules for full and part time APNs, and keeping accurate records regarding vacation time and PTO days.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Current APN licensure in Arkansas. Documentation compliant with the State Nursing Board of satisfactory completion of a nurse practitioner educational program and completion of preceptorship. Eligibility for a Medicare provider number and DEA registration.

Experience: Experience in APN patient care.

Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the following physical activities; climbing, balancing, stopping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing, sometimes exerting in excess of 20-100 pounds of force. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform daily activities. May be subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and exposure to high heat and chemicals), infectious diseases, and may be required to function around prisoners and mental patients.

Skills: Knowledge to independently provide direct, comprehensive, preventative, and therapeutic healthcare to individuals and family members using the Nurse Practitioner Protocols/Advanced Practice Nurse. Knowledge and ability to perform technical and routine clinic procedures. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Employee’s work must be efficient and accurate. Must function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Job Nursing - Advanced Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Primary Location ARKANSAS-MORRILTON-ST ANTHONY HEALTH CARE CTR

Daily Schedule PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0119917