Practices professional nursing by the performance of both independent nursing functions and delegated medical functions in accordance with accepted practice standards. Such functions include the initiation and performance of nursing care through health promotion, supportive or restorative care, disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease, ailment, pain, injury, deformity, and physical or mental condition using specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill involving the application of biological, physical, social, and behavioral science principles.
1. Examines and treats patients, orders and interprets diagnostic tests and makes diagnosis. Provides health teaching and health counseling to patients and/or their families.
2. Accurately documents patient data, actions or interventions, responses, and plans for care/follow-up according to guidelines and/or standard nursing practice.
3. Triages patients either in person or via telephone and implements proper course of action. Reviews and monitors therapy and treatment patient plans. Initiates appropriate consultations and/or actions accordingly. Conducts telephone call backs to patients requiring follow-up care.
4. Facilitates the coordination and integration of care between health care services; manages populations of patients to ensure appropriate utilization of health care resources. Refers patients who need further treatment, evaluation, or assistance to medical or community agencies per guidelines.
5. Participates in monitoring quality of care according to professional standards and established criteria.
6. Evaluates emergency situations and initiates appropriate interventions.
7. Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
9. May be required to float to other departments (within scope of competency and qualifications) based on business need.
10. May be required to be placed on-call during a regularly scheduled shift.
Master�s Degree in Nursing is required
Graduation from a NLN accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
Must be a graduate of a RN program that meets Board of Nursing curriculum requirements in state of practice.
Certification, Registration, License:
Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of practice is required. Listed on the Advanced Practice Registry and is in compliance with those requirements.
Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP) course completion card from the American Heart Association is required. (ACLS/NRP/PALS as appropriate for unit or service.)
National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Taxonomy code required at time of hire.
Prescriptive authority required or in progress. Prescriptive authority must be obtained within 2 years of hire date. DEA Registration is required (or actively working to obtain this registration if new graduate).
Must obtain and maintain credentialing and/or privileges both internally and externally by the affiliated hospital. Ongoing credentialing required.
One year previous acute care experience required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements list must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Regular attendance to perform work on site during regularly scheduled business hours or scheduled shifts is required.
2. Ability to work nights and/or weekends is required for identified positions.