Nurse Practitioner PD

Under general supervision of the Hospital Attending Physician and in collaboration with the clinical nursing staff is responsible for the development and evaluation of treatment plans for inpatients. The Nurse Practitioner assists in the care and management of patients to include but not limited to: admission history and physical ongoing assessment and intervention and coordination of care. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the patient.


Obtains medical histories and performs and records physical examinations. Records pertinent progress notes in the medical records and develops treatment plans. In addition the Nurse Practitioner will initiate life-saving measures in emergency situations.

Initiates patient�s status and collaborates in the development of a plan of care with the patient and family registered nurses and the attending physician. Provide 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.

Provides clinical coverage for the Orthopedic Joint Replacement physicians for routine follow up care during the time the physicians are in the Operating Room or out of the hospital.

Coverage would include but not be limited to: routine post op evaluations and for unanticipated post-op clinical conditions follow up of labs post op surgical plans discharge documentation medication reconciliation discharge dictations.

The NP will support the Total Joint Replacement (TJR) Center of Excellence (COE) physicians by working with the "team" and Manager to develop standard work protocols guidelines communication processes and tools.

In addition the NP will help provide coverage for occasional admissions to the ENT and Hand patients admitted to both the Plastic Surgeons and Orthopedic Hand Surgeons and its EMR. The scope of work will be similar to those outlined above.

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:

Graduate of Nurse Practitioner program with MS degree. Current RI NP license that includes prescriptive privileges. Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to practice in the expanded role. Certification by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required.


Clinical experience as a nurse practitioner for 2 years is preferred. 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: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Per Diem


Shift: 1


Union: Non-Union

Work Schedule: As needed