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 is a licensed professional provider who functions in collaboration with an attending with an attending physician in a variety of practice settings at YNHHS. Provides exceptional direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care to the highest standards of the organization as part of a multidisciplinary team. Cultivates a patient centric environment which focuses on the whole individual inclusive of physical, psychosocial, spiritual and functional needs of the patient, family, and significant others. Serves as the focal professional for the continuity of care in patient care within scope of practice standards, as well as specialty specific standards to address and resolve problems that may arise.
Clinical Care * The Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides assessment, triage, and therapeutic management of patient/family needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. The NP, whether the practice setting is the inpatient, ambulatory, or outpatient settings, provides optimal patient care, from diagnostic to prognostic matters. This individual works in collaboration with the attending supervising/collaborating physician(s) in accordance with state law and hospital regulations, hospital policy , protocols and clinical pathways and may provide autonomous team based care.
Patient Education & Psychosocial Support * The NP will educate patients/families on care and recommended or available resources. In collaboration with the supervising/collaborating MD, this may be inclusive of admitting instructions, treatment plan, actual and potential side effects of treatments/medications, and discharge plan
Information Management * The NP ensures appropriate documentation within the accordance of hospital and regulatory requirements and protects information of all forms, whether computer-based, paper, film, voice, or other media from unauthorized access modification, destruction, or intentional or accidental disclosure.
Quality Management * The NP is expected to demonstrate a high standard of moral and ethical behavior, professionalism, compassion, and commitment to patient care.
Professional Development * The NP continuously engages in projects that maintain and advance professional competency.
EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
EXPERIENCE: Prefer clinical working experience as an NP within the given specialty/service line recommended, but none required.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible, in collaboration with the attending physician, for medical management of the patient. PA are licensed health professionals, and accountable for their practice within their scope of licensures, as well as, within scope of the collaborative practice arrangements. Accountable to patients, families, peers, colleagues for clinical practice that upholds the mission, philosophy, objectives and policies of Patient Care Services and Yale New Haven Hospital. Consistently demonstrates the values of integrity, patient centered, respect, accountability, and compassion
COMPLEXITY: In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences), accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic). The ability to solve complex problems is typically a valued skill for NPs, as are critical -thinking and the ability to react quickly when a patient's condition changes. Considerable independent judgment utilized within scope of practice parameters.
Connecticut State Registered Nurse License
Connecticut State Nurse Practitioner License Board specialty certification, as appropriate for position profile
ACLS/BLS Certified, when indicated for position profile
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