ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER GERIATRIC MEDICINE - MILFORD Join Our Growing Geriatric Medicine Service!
A nurse practitioner is a licensed, practitioner who is responsible for providing and coordinating primary care to an identified panel of patients including history, assessment, planning, intervention and consultation. The APRN works collaboratively within the practice support staff, with other APCs, and physicians, and utilizes a team approach in the care of the patient. The APC may diagnose illness and physical conditions and perform or order therapeutic and corrective measures. Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of patients by interview, health history, physical exam and diagnostic tests. Participates in quality and patient satisfaction improvement initiatives. Carries out responsibilities independently, if so certified, or with minimal need for supervision if not so certified. Maintains practice within the defined scope of practice for an APRN.
\u2022Demonstrates excellence in the completion of patient history and physical exams and assessment appropriate to patient population \u2022Demonstrates proficiency in treatment plans and interventions, working collaboratively with other APCs, physicians, or specialists when indicated. Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities \u2022Direct and provide clinical supervision to nursing staff as appropriate. Serves as a resource for nursing staff and APRN students when indicated. \u2022Serves as a resource for families \u2022Integrates ethical principles in all areas of practice. \u2022Maintains regular communication with patients, families, and colleagues as appropriate regarding progress and treatment plans. \u2022Facilitates staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools.
EDUCATION: Educational preparation at the Master's Level of nursing. Graduation from an accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner program required. In addition, holds a BSN degree from an accredited institution. EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years clinical experience related to the specialty of the practice, preferred. Geriatric cognitive testing, ED or ICU experience a plus. LICENSURE: Certified as APRN by the Nursing Certification Board or American Nurses Credentialing Center. Must hold a valid State Controlled Substance Registration, a Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certification, a valid State RN and APRN license. May hold a State Independent Practice license if qualified. SPECIAL SKILLS: Excellent clinical, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Ability to work independently. Exemplifies behaviors reflecting Service Excellence and support of the Strategic Dimensions by modeling the Core Success Factors as described in the Performance Review.
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