Job Description

Employment Type:
Full Time 80
Shift:
Day
Other Shift Details:
Job Code:
P21
Job Summary
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. 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
Minimum Education Licensed Nurse Practitioner.
 
Minimum Work Experience 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. Reports to Department’s Director. Must demonstrate ability to recognize patients' individual needs based on medical conditions, age (infant, pediatric, adolescent, young adult, middle-aged adult, or geriatrics) limitations and planned procedures
 
Required Licenses [Mississippi, United States] Nurse Practitioners 
Current Mississippi RN license required; certification in specialty area desirable.
 

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