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Become A Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner

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Working As A Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $137,280

    Average Salary

What Does A Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner Do At Catholic Health Initiatives

* Functions within the scope of practice as defined within state regulations.
* The APN/PA scope of practice will be defined by the collaborative agreement as completed with the collaborating physician.
* Adheres to patient confidentiality, infection prevention, safety and security measures, and all other hospital policies and procedures.
* Models St.
* Vincent core values.
* Works effectively and collaboratively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.
* Collaborates with physicians and other health care team members in providing medical care for the patient.
* Communicates with supervising hospitalists to establish and update plan of care on both hospitalist admissions and hospitalist consults.
* Assesses the medical, physical and psychological status of patients by reviewing patient records, obtaining a comprehensive problem-oriented health history, performing a physical examination of appropriate complexity, and ordering and evaluating appropriate laboratory, radiology, EKG’s and other diagnostic studies as medically indicated.
* Interprets available data in order to establish a preliminary diagnosis and develop a treatment plan according to evidence-based guidelines.
* Coordinates acquisition of outpatient records from primary care providers and specialists
* Facilitates the admission process entering admission orders, reconciling admit medications, calling consults, and dictating and/or electronically documenting H&Ps in a timely fashion.
* Updates patients, family, nurses and other healthcare providers of plan of care.
* Performs daily rounds with and without supervising physician ensuring that all lab work, diagnostic work, and other tests are being done in a timely manner.
* Facilitates getting results of tests to the hospitalist to augment patient care and help accelerate the diagnostic and treatment process.
* Serves as liaison and facilitator of medical and social information among supervising hospitalist, staff members, other physicians, patients, and families.
* Proactively coordinates disposition planning with hospitalists, social service, care management, therapists, patients, and families to promote timely discharges.
* Instructs patient and family regarding medication and treatment.
* Provides appropriate patient education and counseling as to health maintenance, disease prevention, nutrition, and lifestyle changes.
* Assists patients and caregivers in identifying and utilizing community and other resources which will meet patient and family needs and lead to optimum health.
* Facilitates discharge process by preparing discharge orders.
* Reconciles medications at discharge and executes electronic/written/verbal prescriptions for medications including controlled substances within scope.
* Performs discharge summary as requested by supervising hospitalist.
* Fosters quality transitions of care by assuring follow up visits with primary care physicians and appropriate specialists are made.
* Helps ensure that primary care physician and appropriate specialists receive discharge summaries and any other relevant hospital reports.
* Follow up phone calls to discharged patients at request of physician or by protocol.
* Maintains comprehensive and complete medical records assuring that records are accurate and current.
* Updates diagnoses, problem lists, and medication lists as needed.
* Provides complete and appropriate information for billing purposes.
* Assures that all physician and nursing documentation is present to meet appropriate charge level.
* Completes necessary prior authorizations.
* Maintains availability in person, by email, and by cell phone/pager as required, including sharing call duty in the hospital and/or from home as required.
* Works as a team player in creating and adjusting work schedules with other physician extenders and supervising hospitalists.
* Cross-covers other physician extenders as necessary.
* Takes responsibility for assuring patient/family satisfaction.
* Works to exceed national benchmarks for quality care delivery, cost containment, and length of stay for various disease states.
* Assures the effective utilization of standing order sets and checklists intended to maximize efficiency, minimize iatrogenic complications, ensure adherence to core measures, reduce mortality, reduce readmissions, and optimize patient autonomy.
* Collects quality, efficiency, and satisfaction data as well as performs chart audits as requested to help advance hospitalist group goals.
* Provides opportunistic education to hospital nurses and other staff while conducting patient care and administers planned staff education sessions as required.
* Attends monthly hospitalist meetings, journal clubs, billing and documentation education, assigned committee meetings, and other necessary sessions conducted for or by the hospitalist group.
* Demonstrates commitment to further professional development by planning, attending, or participating in continuing educational programs and professional association groups and meetings.
* Other duties as assigned by supervising physician or hospitalist medical director that are within the scope of practice of an APN/PA.
* Qualifications

What Does A Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner Do At Texas Health Resources

* Excellent opportunity for an NP to join THPG working under the supervision of a successful GI physician in downtown Fort Worth.
* Evaluate, diagnose and treat new and existing GI patients.
* Provide counseling and instructions to patients and their families.
* Document using EPIC EMR system, participate in continuous quality improvement processes

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How To Become A Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner

Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), must earn at least a master’s degree in one of the specialty roles. APRNs must also be licensed registered nurses in their state and pass a national certification exam.


Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners must earn a master’s degree from an accredited program. These programs include both classroom education and clinical experience. Courses in anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology are common as well as coursework specific to the chosen APRN role.

An APRN must have a registered nursing (RN) license before pursuing education in one of the advanced practice roles, and a strong background in science is helpful.

Most APRN programs prefer candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. However, some schools offer bridge programs for registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. Graduate-level programs are also available for individuals who did not obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing but in a related health science field. These programs prepare the student for the RN licensure exam in addition to the APRN curriculum

Although a master’s degree is the most common form of entry-level education, many APRNs choose to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or a Ph.D. The specific educational requirements and qualifications for each of the roles are available on professional organizations’ websites.

Nurse anesthetists must have 1 year of clinical experience as a prerequisite for admission to an accredited nurse anesthetist program. Candidates typically have experience working as a registered nurse in an acute care or critical care setting.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states recognize all of the APRN roles. In states that recognize some or all of the roles, APRNs must have a registered nursing license, complete an accredited graduate-level program, and pass a national certification exam. Each state’s board of nursing can provide details.

The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation, a document developed by a wide variety of professional nursing organizations, including the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, aims to standardize APRN requirements. The model recommends all APRNs to complete a graduate degree from an accredited program; be a licensed registered nurse; pass a national certification exam; and earn a second license specific to one of the APRN roles and to a certain group of patients.

Certification is required in the vast majority of states to use an APRN title. Certification is used to show proficiency in an APRN role and is often a requirement for state licensure.

The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) offers the National Certification Examination (NCE). Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) must recertify every 2 years, which includes 40 hours of continuing education.

The American Midwifery Certification Board offers the Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM). Individuals with this designation must recertify every 5 years.

There are a number of certification exams for nurse practitioners because of the large number of populations NPs may work with and the number of specialty areas in which they may practice. Certifications are available from a number of professional organizations, including the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Advanced practice registered nurses must be able to communicate with patients and other healthcare professionals to ensure that the appropriate course of action is understood.

Critical-thinking skills. APRNs must be able to assess changes in a patient’s health, quickly determine the most appropriate course of action, and decide if a consultation with another healthcare professional is needed.

Compassion. Nurses should be caring and sympathetic when treating patients who are in pain or who are experiencing emotional distress.

Detail oriented. APRNs must be responsible and detail- oriented because they provide various treatments and medications that affect the health of their patients. During an evaluation, they must pick up on even the smallest changes in a patient’s condition.

Interpersonal skills. Advanced practice registered nurses must work with patients and families as well as with other healthcare providers and staff within the organizations where they provide care. They should work as part of a team to determine and execute the best possible healthcare options for the patients they treat.

Leadership skills. Advanced practice registered nurses often work in positions of seniority. They must effectively lead and sometimes manage other nurses on staff when providing patient care.

Resourcefulness. APRNs must know where to find the answers that they need in a timely fashion.


Because the APRN designation is in itself an advancement of one’s career, many APRNs choose to remain in this role for the duration of their career. Some APRNs may take on managerial or administrative roles, while others go into academia. APRNs who earn a doctoral degree may conduct independent research or work in an interprofessional research team.

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Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner Demographics


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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Dakota

  • Carrier

  • Japanese

  • Chinese

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Top Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner Skills

  1. Health Histories
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  3. Diagnostic Tests
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  • Perform health histories, physicals and medical management for Emergency Department patients that are assigned to our practice.
  • Provide risk appraisal, interpretation of diagnostic tests, providing treatment, and providing medication for hospitalized patients.
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's health problems and health care needs.
  • Manage inpatient medical care with a collaborating physician
  • Serve as a Hospitalist, rounding on admitted patients and admitting patients from the Emergency Room.

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