Nurse Practitioner PD

Summary:
Under general supervision of the Hospital Attending Physician in collaboration with clinical nursing staff is responsible for evaluation of and development of treatment plans for the inpatients. Assists in the care and management of medical patients to include but not limited to admission history and physical ongoing assessment and intervention coordination or inpatient and discharge planning. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the patient. Fosters patient and family centered care and nursing services with Lifespan�s mission vision values with consideration of the life span including all development stages as well as cultural patterns.

 

Responsibilities:
Obtains and records medical histories performs and records physical examinations records pertinent progress notes in the medical records develops treatment and discharge plans develops follow-up plans and initiates life-saving measures in emergency situations until aid arrives.



Initiates patient status and participates in the development of a patient care management plan with the registered nurses and the attending physician. Provides educational and liaison supports to health care team members.



Participates in the education of patients families and caregivers regarding any procedures post-procedural care and expected outcomes and progress.



May perform clinical tasks unique to assigned area which may include recording electrocardiograms and inspecting results for arrhythmias. Initiates Basic Life Support/Advanced Cardiac Life Support as indicated and endotracheal intubations.



May perform other duties as requested by the attending physician including but not limited to evaluation of patients in the emergency room removal of sutures and performing arterial punctures for arterial blood gas. Inserts peripheral IV lines nasogastric tubes and urinary catheters. Participates in the general care of pacemaker patients caring for wounds and caring and removal of tubes and drains. Always maintains due regard for compulsive communication between the Nurse Practitioner and the attending physician or his/her delegate.



Assists in clinical research projects including data acquisition entry and analysis as needed.



Participates in quality improvement teams and other committees as needed.



Maintains quality assurance safety environmental and infection control in accordance with established hospital department policies procedures and objectives.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Graduate from a Nurse Practitioner program with MS degree.



Certified by the American Nurses Association (ANA) or by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to practice in the expanded role.



License must include prescriptive privileges.



Completion of a course in American Heart Association Basic Life Support/Advanced Cardiac Life Support.



EXPERIENCE:

Successful completion of supervised three month clinical internship or equivalent in clinically intensive atmosphere (hospital) preferably in the area of Internal Medicine.



Must have patient care services procedures and privileges approved by the sponsoring physician.



Healthcare environment such as acute care hospital physicians� office and ancillary healthcare enterprises.



Any hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety procedures and precautions.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Lifespan Physician Group Inc. USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 4

 

Union: Non-Union

Schedule: Per Diem as needed