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.
The primary functions of the Nurse Practitioner will be to provide comprehensive care to the patients and consultation service to the patients direct care team under the supervision of the Attendings, and as directed by established protocols. In collaboration with the Health care team, the Nurse Practitioner will provide continuity of care to patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings to achieve optimal patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Responsibilities: 1. Clinical Practice: 1.1. Assumes primary patient care responsibility for patients 1.2. Identifies health care needs and assesses health status of patient/family during inpatient hospitalization and outpatient care setting. Monitors patients across the health care continuum and develops strategies to avoid hospitalization and/or decrease length of stay. 1.3. Prescreens patients, obtains comprehensive health complete histories, and performs complete physical exams in the outpatient or inpatient setting. 1.4. Identifies and collaborates with the specialty interdisciplinary team in the design of patient treatment plans. 1.5. Communicates patient status information, and documents progress in the Medical Record. 1.6. Enters admission orders, orders appropriate tests and therapy; interprets results and outcomes; discusses interventions and pharmacologic management with the physicians when appropriate. 1.7. In collaboration with the Health care team, provides continuity of care to patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings to achieve optimal patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. 1.8. Educates patients about treatment plans and discharge care. 1.9. Performs advanced technological procedures related to specialty, as defined by standardized procedures. 1.10. May assist with procedures in the office setting. 1.11. Evaluates the patient with regard to discharge status. Performs discharge exams and completes paperwork, and discharge dictation. Communicates patient's treatment plans to referring physicians. 2. Education: 2.1. Identifies learning needs of team members, patients and families. Provides teaching and supervision of procedures. 2.2. Acts 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. 2.3. Lectures at conferences and seminars for health care professionals. May provide education to community at large on various cancer topics. 3. Research: 3.1. May support the research mission through collaboration with investigators and protocol personnel. 3.2. May promote research utilization through the dissemination of existing and new research findings in the clinical practice setting. 3.3. May promote specialty clinical trials, both in-house and through cooperative groups.
Other information:These APPs responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
1. Follow up patient visits
2. Telephone triage and prescription calls for all providers at HVC Sherman
3. Post Hospital Discharge/ Transitional Care appointments within 7 days
4. Same day access appointments (symptom calls)
5. Coverage for testing in the SRC Cardiac Diagnostic Area
6. 11 am inpatient Discharges on the SRC inpatient campus
7. Anticoagulation pool coverage
8. Cardiac Clearances
9. 30 day readmission prevention
MSN required. Graduate of Nurse Practitioner Program.Or graduate from a Physician Assistant program.
Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Nurse Practitioner or PA preferred.
Current Connecticut APRN license (or eligible). Or licensed PA (or eligible)
Excellent basic knowledge with clinical skills and judgment. Possess analytical skills to evaluate care needs , ability to gather relevant clinical date, perform through physical examinations, and possess excellent interpersonal skills, communication and leadership activities and exhibit good judgment and tact dealing with patients, families, and allied health professionals. Computer skills preferred.
Practices within the legal boundaries of Nursing, as established by the Connecticut Nurse Practice Act. Provides independent services only to patients for which she/he has educational preparation and current competency. Provides direct and indirect care for the patients within the assigned specialty.