Department:14030_10240 Orthopedics Unit
Expected Weekly Hours:40
Job Description Details:
Primarily responsible to assess, evaluate and treat patients in the hospital setting, under the supervision and collaboration of a physician, by using advanced knowledge and skill to identify abnormal conditions, diagnose health problems, develop and implement treatment plans, and evaluate patient outcomes, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. Coordinates/collaborates the efforts between surgeons, hospital administration and staff to identify and review process improvements to generate quality patient outcomes, with exceptional patient experience. Patient metrics will include LOS, HAIs, 30-day readmissions and after-care disposition costs.
1 Actively demonstrates the organization’s mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.
2. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information.
3. Performs complete, accurate history and physical assessment/examination as appropriate for patient setting/type of visit.
4. Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic tests and accurately, communicates results to patient, completes all documentation, adhering to compliance standards for documentation, coding/billing and collaborative supervision. Reports abnormal findings to collaborative/supervising physician.
5. Prescribes appropriate treatment, pharmacological agents and/or other non-pharmacological interventions. Completes simple and complex procedures independently. Reports adverse patient responses to collaborative/supervising physician.
6. Provides direct patient and family education regarding patient medical condition/disease process, treatment methodologies, outcomes management, wellness and prognosis.
7. Determines the effectiveness of patient care plans, treatment and interventions through reassessment and modifies as necessary to achieve patient health-status goals. Reports significant plan changes to collaborative/supervising physician.
8. Responsible for communication with physician regarding variations from normal and evaluation of patient outcomes. Collaborates with physician and other members of health care team to provide individualized plan of care. Delegates care within scope of practice.
9. Ensures appropriate pre-op preparation for each patient prior to surgery.
10. Develops and oversees the creation of pre and post-op teaching classes, including the coordination of teaching materials with the physicians' office.
11. Participates in development of measurement system for tracking surgical outcomes, including hospital-acquired conditions, length of stay, readmission rates, and patient satisfaction. Identifies and collaborates with other disciplines related to areas that require improvement for specific patient population.
12. Participates in the development and on-going editing of unit-specific forms and patent education materials including: Nurse Discharge checklists, Coach Discharge checklists, Patient Guidebooks, daily newsletters, and other standardized materials.
13. Performs daily rounds with Ortho/Neurospine surgeons with a focus on more complex orthopedic and all spine patients.
14. Knows preferences of surgeons which impact orders, treatment, and discharge planning. Develops a standardized care plan to manage the patient's continuum of care.
15. Actively integrates care consistencies across both campuses.
16. Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness in handling schedules coverage and service excellence.
17. Works well with multidisciplinary colleagues.
18. Duties & responsibilities include accuracy of documenting services and supplies provided to patients, including those that may produce patient charges.
19. Participates in research activities in compliance with IRB and regulatory agencies.
20. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES
Education: Graduate of an accredited school for professional nursing with BSN degree required, MSN required. Successful completion of practitioner program. National certification preferred.
Licensure: RN Indiana license. The state of Indiana does not require a Nurse practitioner license however; a Nurse Practitioner CSR license is required in the state of Indiana if the position has prescriptive authority. Current American Heart Association BLS provider. Current American Heart Association ACLS provider within 3 months of hire.
Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience as nurse practitioner with medical office practice preferred.
Other Job Requirements:
Well developed and demonstrable communication skills required; Strong inter-personal and collaborative skills with physicians, healthcare professionals, hospital and public agency staff; Strong decision making skills that support patient care needs, ethical standards, legal compliance and fiscal integrity.
Decision Making: This position requires that the candidate is able to act in a decisive manner, using good judgment; manage diverse functions; assess problems and situations and anticipate needs and evaluate alternatives.
Professional Attitude: It is expected that the candidate will hold the following professional attributes: dependability: maturity in relationships with others; self-confidence; willingness to take initiative: commitment to the organization; and represent the organization to other agencies staff and the public with a courteous, helpful, accurate and business-like attitude in all telephone, email and in personal contact.
Minimum of three (3) years of Ortho/Neuro clinical experience preferred.
Prescriptive Authority/DEA Licensing within 1 year of hire.
Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.
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