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The primary function of the APRN is to provide comprehensive care to the assigned speciality patient population, under the supervision of the program Medical Director (PMD) and the Program Manager. This nurse works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team providing consistency to both the program and outpatients. The APRN assists the residents with clinical work, documentation, paperwork, and ordering tests as well as works in a collaborative fashion with other services. Develop evidence based protocols and standards for all activities.
Responsibilities: 1. Clinical Practice 1.1. Delineation of Activities: 1.2. Identifies healthcare needs and assesses the status of patient's pre-op and subsequent outpatient follow-up. Monitors patients across the healthcare continuum and develops strategies to decrease length of stay and complications 1.3. Identifies health care needs and assesses health status of patient/family for length of hospitalization. 1.4. Obtains comprehensive health histories, performs complete physical examinations, enters admission orders for appropriate laboratory and diagnostic imaging tests, and completes orders for therapy under the supervision of the Attending physicians. 1.5. Makes regular entries in the patient's chart concerning the patient's progress and any care provided or clinical assessments made. Communicates patient status 1.6. Participates in the evaluation and treatment of specalaity patient population in the ambulatory setting, documenting health status, performing appropriate physical examinations, and entering orders for therapy under the direction of attending physicians. 1.7. Serves as a liaison to patients and their families. Educates patients and families about transition needs. Performs discharge exams and completes discharge paperwork and discharge dictation. 1.8. Communicates patient's treatment plans to referring physicians, social workers, care coordinators and health care agencies 2. Educational Efforts: 2.1. Identifies learning needs of team members and families. 2.2. Participates in continuing education of health care team and affiliated students. 2.3. Serves as a resource for residents and fellows and as a role model/preceptor for nurses and advanced practice nursing students. Maximizes opportunities in the clinical setting for informal education of staff, patients, and families. 2.4. Is knowledgeable of regional and national clinical and operational trends in the sub specialty.Works both independently and with other healthcare departments/disciplines in developing, implementing and evaluating educational programs for patients, professionals and the community 2.5. Develop, implement and evaluate patient education materials regarding specality patient poopulation management. 3. Research: 3.1. Applies research-based data to clinical practice in the care of specality patient populations 3.2. Manages all aspects of our outpatient care delivery system.
Attend all Department Specific related conferences. 4. Professional Development: 4.1. Participates in at least one (1) professional organization. 4.2. Attends at least one (1) major national conference, one (1) local conference, and nine (9) in-house conferences each year. 4.3. Maintains current nationally recognized certificates. 5. Evaluation: 5.1. The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner will be evaluated annually as to performance within their job description by the Director of Neonatology and the Clinical Director of Obstetric/ 5.2. Gynecologic/Pediatric Nursing (or designee). 5.3. A self evaluation is required.
MSN. Graduate of Nurse Practitioner Masters Degree Program. Licensed and currently registered in the State of CT. ANA certification and prescriptive authority required
Three (3) to five (5) year experience in general medicine/Diabetes or Critical Care or related field ideal. Previous experience in an advanced practice role preferred. Cardiac Experience preferred, Arrhythmia and EKG interpretation skills, knowledge of multiple cardiac disease and management
Excellent basic medical knowledge with clinical skills and judgement. Possess analytical skills to evaluate care needs, ability to gather relevant clinical data, perform thorough physical examinations, and possess excellent interpersonal skills, communication, and leadership abilities and exhibit good judgement and tact dealing with parents, families, and allied health professionals. Computer skills preferred.
Accountable to conduct accurate and appropriate evaluation, care, and coordination of care of assigned specialty patients populations.
Evaluates, manages, and coordinates care of specialty patients under the supervision of the appropriate Attending. Coordinates studies and interactions with other services involved in the care of the specialty patients in the outpatient setting