Advanced Nurse Practitioner

New Haven, CT
Oct 4, 2018

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
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Summary:
Responsible for processing and patient care management of medical patients. The APRN works collaboratively with attending physician, PCP, and or Hospitalists and utilizes a team approach in the care of the patient. The APRN may diagnose illness and physical condition and perform therapeutic and corrective measures.Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of patients by interview, health history, physical exam and diagnostic tests. Participates in quality improvement initiatives. Carries out responsibilities with minimal need for supervision and guidance within the scope of practice.Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Exemplifies behaviors reflecting Service Excellence and support of the Strategic Dimensions by modeling the Core Success Factors as described in the Performance Review.
Responsibilities:
  • 1. Demonstrates excellence in the completion of patient history and physical exams and assessments appropriate to patient population.
  • 2. Demonstrates proficiency in dictation of the history and physical and other notes on patient status.
  • 3. Writes appropriate patient history or follow up orders (including orders for IVs, meds, labs, nursing orders) on all patients.
  • 4. Writes appropriate orders within department standards as determined by feedback and random review of patient charts.
  • 4.1 Initiates lab and diagnostic test requests and demonstrates ability to appropriately interpret and apply results to patient management.
  • 5. Writes orders such as prescriptions and lab, etc.
  • 5.1 Assures that appropriate orders and documentation are written timely as directed by physician oversight.
  • 6. Conducts rounds and/or visits and writes note and orders in patient charts.
  • 6.1 Conducts rounds/patient visits and writes daily progress notes.
  • 6.2 Communicates with the physicians as needed.
  • 6.3 Consults other services when appropriate.
  • 6.4 Conducts patient and family education on visit/procedure and documentation of education if applicable.
  • 6.5 Coordinates follow-up visits as necessary.
  • 6.6 Records results of lab/diagnostic work daily as determined by feedback from physician.
  • 7. Communicates with physician regarding patient''s course and further treatment.
  • 7.1 Communicates with attending physician in an appropriate time frame as determined by feedback from physician.
  • 7.2 Demonstrates knowledge of development stages from adolescence to old age and applies development theories/concepts when planning and implementing care for the adult patients as indicated by feedback from staff.
  • 7.3 Considers factors related to safety, cost and effectiveness when planning and delivering patient care.
  • 7.4 Integrates ethical principles in all areas of practice.
  • 8. Performs other related duties as follows.
  • 8.1 Develops with physicians multidisciplinary treatment plans and clinical pathways in order to improve quality while becoming efficient and more cost effective.
  • 8.2 Actively participates in clinical education initiatives to foster improved clinical care.
  • 8.3 Participates in organizational committees.
  • 8.4 Maintains knowledge and skills required for practice including current certifications. Participating in outside activities.
  • 8.5 Demonstrates initiative and creativity and use of current research to introduce new processes.
  • 8.6 Serves as a leader and role model for the professional development of peers and colleagues.
    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    Educational preparation at the Master''s level of nursing. Clinical privileges required when performing certain advanced practice activities Graduation from an accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner program required. Certified as a APRN by the National Commission on Certification of Nurse Practitioners. Must hold a valid Connecticut medical license, Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration and Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certification.

    EXPERIENCE:

    1+ years of experience preferred.

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Accountable to conduct accurate and appropriate evaluation, care, and coordination of care of patients.
    COMPLEXITY:

    Evaluates, manages, and coordinates care of patients under the supervision or in collaboration with the Physician(s). May assist Physician(s) in all aspects of patient care, including interactions with other services involved in the care of patients, and possibly in the ED. Works with Management on special projects as assigned.
    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

    MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids.
    Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged.

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    Job Info

    Job: 2092

    Department: YNH GI
    Category: Advanced Practice
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.00