PO Advance Practice RN (H)
King's Daughters Medical Center
JOB SUMMARY An exempt position responsible for practicing medicine with physician collaboration including conducting examinations and writing prescriptions.# Within the collaborating physician-APRN relationship, APRNs exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.# May include responsibility for education, research, and administrative services; APRNs may be required to float between departments depended upon patient volumes. DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS# Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart reviews; assessing presenting illness, risk factors, and family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performing appropriate physical examination. Orders/performs appropriate laboratory diagnostic and other screening and therapeutic tests. Seeks other information as needed, including consultation with physicians and other clinicians, for evaluation of illness. Integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan, including identification of any health risks; develops and implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws. Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments, educates patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention, recommends appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs. Communicates appropriate case management information to other professionals and community agencies, prepares documentation for medical records including updating patient medical chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications, and treatment in written/computerized manner. Participates in peer reviews, chart reviews, staff education, clinical guideline development, and other continuing education and quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, regulations, policies, and procedures; acts as consultant/collaborator to clinical team on area of specialty, complies with patient confidentiality requirements, promotes patient advocacy, collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patient, provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails, promptly and accurately closes medical records adhering to policy and procedure, other duties as appropriate and as assigned. EDUCATION/LICENSE/#CERTIFICATIONS/OTHER REQUIREMENTS Minimum requirement: MSN, successful completion of advanced practitioner training and certification as a practitioner (general or specialized) from an approved nurse practitioner program.# Minimum three years of professional nursing experience in a clinic setting. Maintains active RN license in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and/or State of Ohio Achieves and maintains American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Achieves and maintains other certifications as required by department of responsibility: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Non-violent crisis intervention (CPI) Wound Care Certification RN First Assist (RNFA) Board Certified Behavioral Health Preferred qualifications: Two years of nurse practitioner experience WORKING ENVIRONMENT Constantly works near moving mechanical parts Occasionally exposed to blood and/or body fluids and infection.# Occasionally exposed to risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Occasionally required to maintain in a stationary position (standing or sitting) Frequently required to move about the department. Frequently required to operate a computer and other equipment. Frequently required to use fine motor skills to handle and operate instruments/devices Frequently required to position self in order to meet patient needs. Constantly required to lift and/or move patients up to 25 pounds. Constantly required to communicate with patients and other care team requiring talking and hearing Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.