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 Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively with the health care team. He/she will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients. He/she will, in collaboration with other team members provide programs, treatment and counseling appropriate to the patient's plan of care. He/she will consistently demonstrate proficiency in working with the designated patient population, and serve as a unit resource and teacher.
Accountable for the delivery of quality patient care utilizing a therapeutic process.
Conducts individual exams, evaluation and treatment to patients.
Leads and facilitates groups as appropriate.
Acts as a resource to staff and physicians.
Reassesses the needs of the patients at regular intervals to provide necessary support. Coordinates care of patients through appropriate collaboration with physicians, nursing staff and ancillary departments.
Evaluates outcomes of patient care
Identifies problem prone practices and initiates solutions to maximize desired outcomes.
Works collaboratively with Quality Management in developing PI studies and measuring outcomes.
Evaluates outcomes and identifies improvements in care.
Performs and coordinates documentation audits to assure compliance with standards.
Acts as a role model
Ensures that staff is familiar with current theories and practices. Identifies gaps in knowledge and barriers to practice. Works collaboratively to plan programs designed to update staff.
Provides Staff development as necessary.
Attends mandatory hospital/unit based in-services
Identifies own goals and plans for goal achievement consistent with the department's long and short-range goals.
Actively participates in own performance appraisal. Demonstrates the ability to accept constructive criticism by showing improvement within established time.
Shares information gained at educational programs with appropriate personnel.
Speaks to groups and provides other hospital staff with information to share at classes and /or conferences.
Meets regularly with physicians to assure that appropriate information is in their offices and that they are up to date on current practices.
Develops materials that can be used in the community to assist patients and promote the program.
Demonstrates Leadership Skills
Works collaboratively with the Medical Director to establish an efficient and patient friendly environment.
Utilizes effective time management skills. Organizes day efficiently and meets organizational deadlines.
Follows through on program charges.
Participates on hospital committees as needed. Contributes to a climate conducive to open and positive communication and uses positive interpersonal skills with staff, visitors and patients.
Meets volume parameters of the program. Maintains current knowledge of regulatory requirements and participates in meeting JCAHO, State and other code/requirements.
Responsible for promoting the Hospital Patient/Guest Relations program.
Assures that all patients are treated with respect and that needs are met promptly. Shows consideration for patients family and visitors by acknowledging them promptly and speaking in a way that shows concern
Remains calm in stressful situations promoting a sense of confidence to patient and family members. The Nurse Practitioner must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/department's policies.
MSN - Graduate of approved Family/Nurse Practitioner Program. Current Connecticut APRN license Certification as FNP. Or comparable PA education.
Three to Five years of experience in the area of specialty preferred.
Must have a CT RN license and current Connecticut APRN license Certification as FNP. Or comparable PA licensure and certification.
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.
Individual must have at least 3 years of APP experience. Must have strong cardiac background, and/or ICU experience as either a nurse or APP. Pediatric ICU and/or pediatric cardiac ICU experience preferred.