Job Description

Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Employment Type: Full Time 80
Shift: 7p - 7a
Other Shift Details:
Job Code: 7284

SDMA Nurse Practitioner Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider-Nocturnist 7p-7a

Job Summary
Works collaboratively with stroke services, all physicians and nursing staff to improve clinical outcomes and processes of care for all patients in the ICU setting. Brings clinical expertise, leadership, consultation, teaching to patients, physicians and nursing staff. Utilizes in-depth knowledge of disease process and management to drive improvement through various roles and alliances.
Job Requirements
Minimum Education
Board Certified Physician Assistant.
Minimum Work Experience
Licensed Advanced Practice Provider (PA or NP) with at least one-year experience and education in neurocritical care and cerebrovascular care. Core competencies are required.
Organizational Expectations
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.
Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.
Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.
Essential Functions
• Admit and manage patients in the neuro/medical ICU from 7p to 7a • As a member of the Hospitalist program - this position will report to the Hospital Medicine director. • Shift rotation will be 7 days on and 7days off. • Establishes prioritization method for assessing and following any patient admitted to Neuro critical care and any other critical care units. • Collaborates with physicians, case manager, and nursing staff to initiate proper discharge planning and serve as liaison between stroke team, intensivist service, hospital medicine, and ICU staff• Works with stroke management program to meet core measures, appropriate discharge strategies, and performance of NIHS scale on admission and discharge from ICU• Participates in hospital performance improvement teams: Core measures, pain management, moderate sedation, ect…, including utilization and ALOS. Participates in improvement strategies to address areas of performance that are below benchmarks.• Provides education for nursing and ancillary staff, in conjunction with the Education Department, to promote best practices in addition to providing education in an informal setting on the nursing units in real time.• Ensures timely and accurate documentation of History, Physical, Assessment and Plan, according to Medical Staff’s guidelines and Bylaws. • Help maintain medical record completion for all patients• Perform indicated procedures as credentialed • Completes 8 hours of stroke specific education yearly
Functional Demands
Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.Transferring, repositioning patients.Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeing, and crouching for patient care functions.Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties.Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast-paced environment.Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty maybe irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

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