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Nurse Practitioner-UTCC - 10496

Company: WVU Medicine
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Job Description:

The Advanced Practice Professional (APP) has coordination and clinical skills required for the comprehensive management of long term care patients, (including biological, social and psychological assessments).-- The APP coordinates involvement of the medical director and department clinical teams necessary to develop a comprehensive plan for the patient, and reviews the plan of care with these members, participates in directing that care, performs diagnostic/therapeutic procedures and coordinates discharge planning/follow-up (as applicable).-- The APP participates in the education of patients and department staff.--Provide healthcare services consistent with state law and the requirements of the professional licensing or certification authority and/or hospital privileges, where applicable.-- Such service may include, but are not limited to.----------------------------------MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR NURSE PRACTITIONER:EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:1. Graduate of a CCNE accredited nursing program with Master's Degree in Nursing.2. National Certification by one of the recognized APRN Certification Centers.3. Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in West Virginia.4. BLS Certification required with additional Advanced Life Support training at the discretion of the department.EXPERIENCE:1. Eligible new graduates will be considered.----PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:1. FNPs preferred--EXPERIENCE:1. Long term care experience preferred.------CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position.-- They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties.-- Other duties may be assigned.1. Manages comprehensive and individualized care all patients on UTCC.2. Under supervision of the Medical Director and in collaboration with the Director of Nursing establishes clinical Guidelines and Protocols.3. Performs and communicates results of diagnostic tests following established clinical guidelines and scope of practice.4. Consults and communicates with the medical director and unit staff regarding abnormal findings in the evaluations of patients.5. Performs succinct comprehensive clinical evaluations and documents findings in medical record.6. Develops a comprehensive individualized plan of care for UTCC patients, which includes teaching, discharge planning and necessary referral to other members of the health care team as necessary.7. Demonstrates expertise in caring for patients across the age continuum.8. Identifies unstable or complex patients and facilitates appropriate intervention.9. Recognizes emergency situations and initiates effective emergency care.10. Assists in the collection of outcome measures (as applicable).11. Demonstrates critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision making by the identification, evaluation and management of the individual needs of the patients.12. Demonstrates the ability to utilize equipment in a safe manner.13. Bases decisions made/actions taken on the relevant scientific principles, established standards of care and/or research findings.14. Utilizes teaching/learning theory and appropriate teaching strategies in the provision of education to nursing staff, hospital staff, employee patients and the community.15. Promotes an environment that facilitates learning by responding to appropriate patient/family preferences, priorities and readiness to learn.16. Updates own knowledge base throughout the year.17. Completes all identified clinical competencies.18. Serves as a resource person for staff caring for the patients.19. Provides educational programs to professional and paraprofessional personnel in area of expertise.20. Documents the plan of care, interventions and evaluations in a clear and concise manner for every patient in the patient's medical record following approved department and compliance standards for documentation.--21. Collaborates with other leaders and staff to effectively achieve patient outcome based improvements in care.22. Provides leadership in the development and implantation of changes that positively impact patient outcomes.--23. Works collaboratively with leadership and nursing staff to facilitate creative problem solving and provide professional support.24. Participates and initiates inter-disciplinary approaches to patient care, program development and education.-- Serves as a professional role model.25. Participates and provides leadership for committees and task forces as needed.26. Documents hours and submits billing reports, as appropriate.--27. Assists Faculty, Administrators and Directors in the collection of outcome measures.28. Other duties/projects as assigned.----------PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.1. Heavy/Hard Work:-- Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, positioning of patients, standing, walking, and carrying of patients, materials and equipment weighting 40+ pounds.--WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.1. Working closely with others.2. Protracted or irregular hours.3. Working around biohazards.4. Working around infectious diseases.5. Working with or near the deceased.6. Working with hands in water.7. Electrical hazards associated with patient care equipment.--SKILLS AND ABILITIES:1. Proficiency with computers.2. Strong communication skills.----Date Reviewed/Revised:-- March 2020

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