Advanced Practice Careers at Lifespan

Nurse Practitioner - Employee and Occupational Health Job

Job Number: RIH19112

Job Title: Nurse Practioner-Employee and Occupational Health Services

Department: Occupational Health - 1012411

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

•Masters of Science Degree, Graduate of accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
•Baccalaureate in Nursing
•Certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS).
•Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


EXPERIENCE:

•Two years related experience as RN in acute care hospital or ambulatory care setting and 5 years’ experience as a nurse practitioner in occupational health, emergency medicine, primary care or preventive medicine preferred.
•Must have a desire to develop expertise in occupational and preventive health.
•Candidates need superb clinical and communication skills and a desire to be part of a dynamic team.


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

General ambulatory care with occasional stressful conditions associated with patient care.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Nurse Practitioner EOHS is expected to embrace Lifespan’s mission of “Delivering health with care” and successfully role model Lifespan’s values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence as these guide our everyday actions with patients, customers and one another.

•Demonstrates a fundamental grounding in nursing theory and practice with mastery of knowledge within a defined content area.
•Manages a caseload of patients in partnership with the healthcare team to optimize health status and coordinate care over time and across healthcare settings.
•Provides direct care to patients in the ambulatory setting, in accordance with state licensure and federal guidelines.
•Demonstrates advanced physical and psychosocial assessment skills.
•Provides leadership in the development, validation, implementation, and evaluation of standards, policies, procedures, and critical paths to support the patient care delivery model.
•Continually updates the occupational health physician on the status of certain patients that do require their continued evaluation. Oversees care coordination in the ambulatory care settings, as feasible.
•Assists the healthcare team to achieve mutually agreed upon healthcare goals by providing necessary support, education and encouragement.
•Performs advanced practice skills under the supervision of the physician.
•Provides expert consultation for clinical issues promoting increased knowledge and skills for the consultee.
•Participates in project management and health education and advocacy for our 15,000 employees.
•Focuses on developing preventive strategies to optimize the health of our employees for work related and non-work related concerns.
•Participates in the education, clinical research and mentoring of healthcare providers.
•Annually completes mandatory training as assigned.
•Prescriptive privileges per licensure.
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