Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Hospital Med
Must use clinical specialization to provide primary and/or acute care to patients and their families. Works collaboratively with physicians, various departments such as Anesthesiology, Nursing directors, and Ancillary directors and staff to improve the clinical outcomes and processes of care for all patients. Brings clinical expertise, leadership, consultation, teaching, and research to patients and physicians. Utilizes in-depth knowledge of that specialization to drive improvement through various roles and alliances.
Licensed Nurse Practitioner with at least 3 years experience in a clinical area and BLS or ACLS certification is required. Sound technical, critical thinking, and teamwork skills required. Must be skilled in physical and mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment, pharmacology and advanced clinical nursing practice. Possess the ability to work effectively with all members of a care team. Must have current MS nurse practitioner license.
Org 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: Participates in regular Task Force meetings and other Service meetings. Facilitates implementation of evidence-based standardized care. Facilitates compliance with order sets and protocols approved by the Service and endorsed by the Medical Executive Committee Establishes a prioritization method for assessing and following all patients.Helps to establish a co-management program and then ensures that appropriate assessment process, as endorsed by the medical staff, is in place for each potential surgical candidate. Works with nurses and other hospital personnel as needed to identify any abnormal pre-op test results and coordinate follow-up testing and initiate internal medicine co-management when indicated. Participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds to ensure that each one is meeting clinical and discharge planning goals. Support and follow up on results of multidisciplinary rounds for same patients. Identifies performance improvement areas and leads or co-leads improvement strategies to address and improve performance. Provides education for nursing and ancillary staff, in conjunction with the Education Department, to promote best practices and also provide education in an informal setting on the nursing units in real time. Participates in developing, reviewing and revising related Policies and Procedures