Job Summary :Chronic disease management and/or Oncology experience preferred. Palliative Care experience highly desired. Willing to gain board certification in palliative care. IN RN licensure and Advanced Practice Nurse NP or CNS with prescriptive privileges required.
Summary: To act as a health care provider, working collaboratively within the multidisciplinary health team to provide primary care and/or women’s health care with the support and collaboration of sponsoring physicians and for Hendricks Regional Health. To assist in the supervision and communication with staff assigned. The APRN works closely with sponsoring Physicians, Medical Staff, Management Council, Department Heads, Clinic Manager, Hospital Associates, defined customers, and the general public.
1. Fiscal Responsibility
a. Maintains accurate, concise and legible medical records. Demonstrates computer literacy of systems available at clinic including, but not limited to, meaningful use and billing.
b. Demonstrates effective time and supply management, supports leadership in implementation of scheduling, and participates in supply change to improve cost effective care. Provides the technical and scientific oversight when supervising the laboratory at Partners In Care as the technical consultant.
c. Seeks assistance from resources to optimize patient care and provides assistance to patients in arranging continuity of care through utilization of community resources.
d. Completes timely billing for services rendered.
a. Confirms and/or establishes appropriate medical diagnosis related to patient complaint; orders, performs, and interprets laboratory tests; orders, radiological/ultrasound procedures and evaluates results; prescribes medication(s); and assesses and manages follow-up plans.
b. Follows written or established protocols per agreement with sponsoring physician and collaborates with the physician as appropriate to ensure patient positive outcomes.
c. Completes or directs the preparation and analysis of statistical data related to clinic quality improvement annual plan.
d. Provides data to director for presentation to quality improvement council quarterly and educates colleagues through formal and informal teaching activities.
e. When functioning as clinic lab technical consultant, assists in establishing a quality as control program appropriate for the testing performed and establishes parameters for acceptable levels of analytic performance to ensure integrity of the sample of collection to reporting; resolves technical problems and ensures that remedial actions are taken whenever test symptoms deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
3. Patient Satisfaction
a. Prioritizes and revises patient care plan/education according to patient/significant others’ input, initial assessment/diagnosis/clinical response, diagnostic findings, and provides direct patient education, and provides assistance to patients when a referral to a specialty physician, health care provider or community resource is needed.
b. Assesses cognitive and personal assets or limitations of patient/family.
c. Provides appropriate patient education, counseling, and support.
d. Represents the Hospital positively in provision of service to the community independently and at Hospital sponsored or community events. 4. Patient Safety
a. Accountable for assignment, organization, and delegated aspects of patient safety, adjusting patient safety efforts according to developmental stage.
b. Assures that all aspects of care provided by self is accurate, current, and appropriate to growth and developmental stages (infancy through geriatrics as assigned), and agency policies and standards.
c. Assesses and manages comprehensive care and, in conjunction with physician, nursing and other professional services, is responsible to evaluate and risk stratify both well and ill patients.
d. Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessment to include patient history, related current complaint including psychosocial, past medical/personal history, and provides care for clients appropriate to growth and development.
5. Professional Growth
a. Participates in the peer review process, education, competency testing and evaluation, skill development and provides input to evaluation, documenting performance of staff and students in the clinic and/or lab.
b. Remains informed of current knowledge and trends through continuing education, takes a self-directed approach to obtain learning activities/skills to increase professional competence and practice related to primary area of clinical work and population age, maintains educational record, and presents such for annual review.
c. Provides and accepts formal/informal evaluation feedback constructively to improve workplace issues and peer performance, and offers suggestions/options for unresolved issues/problems.
6. Customer Service
a. Meets Hospital identified customer service standards; addresses ethical issues, and promotes commitment to co-workers.
b. Exhibits excellent guest relations to patients, visitors, physicians and co- workers; shows courtesy, compassion and respect; conforms to Service Excellence requirements. This position requires regular, effective communication and interaction with patients, families, staff and physicians, the public, co-workers, administrators, contacts from other hospitals, schools and/or other departments.
c. Must be accessible to the laboratory to provide onsite, telephone, or electronic consultation when assigned to the onsite lab.
Education and Experience Required:
1. Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing is required for employment.
2. Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree, (BSN), preferred.
3. MSN required for all new hires.
4. Computer skills required. Area specific required education may be obtained upon hire and is to be maintained.
Current licensure by the Indiana State Board of Nurses’ Registration and Nursing Education as an active Registered Nurse. Certified APRN required for all new hires.
Work Shift :Day Shift (United States of America)
Scheduled Weekly Hours :40