Apr 02, 2020

NursePractitioner-Xpanded Role

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Loma Linda, CA, USA

Job Description

Advanced Practice Service -

This is for NICU. Eligible for $20k with 2 years of recent & relevant experience.

Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork and wholeness.

The Nurse Practitioner-Expanded Role practices in an academic medical center with Level One Trauma Designation, Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification and ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Receiving Center designation. Practices in collaboration with the supervising physician and performs overlapping medical/surgical procedures for specialty population of patients with critical acuity and/or participates in service coverage needs 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

Provides age-specific and developmentally appropriate medical management and coordination of patient care consistent with their educational preparation and according to designated standardized procedures. Performs complete physical examinations, including ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations. Documents subjective and objective data and care in the electronic medical record according to established policies and procedures. Keeps patient/family informed regarding plan of care, e.g., hospital course, post-operative plan of care, expected outcomes, follow-up care. Encourages the patient and/or family to ask questions and be active participants in their care. Demonstrates a commitment to excellence and the exceeding of customer expectations by modeling behavior in the context of institutional values and the empowerment of professional governance of nursing practice. Serves as a preceptor for students and facilitates a meaningful learning experience. Supports and inspires the journey to nursing excellence and achieving and maintaining Magnet Recognition as outlined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of all applicable regulatory standards and ensures compliance with regulations and survey-readiness at all times. Practices within the NP scope of practice pursuant to standardized procedures and follows policies, protocols, techniques, guidelines, standardized procedures and state and federal regulations. Performs other duties as needed.

Master of Science Degree and/or Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) and completion of NP curriculum required. If hired as an NP prior to 2005 then a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is acceptable. Minimum three years of experience as a registered nurse in an acute care setting or in a sub-specialty clinic environment required. Minimum one year of experience in area of NP specialty preferred. Active California Registered Nurse (RN) license and California Nurse Practitioner Certificate required (certification pending/in process acceptable). If hired after March 2005, National certification required within 12-months from date of hire. Other certifications as designated in Plan for Providing Care.

Must have in-depth knowledge of advanced practice nursing, clinical pathways, research, evidenced-based practice, healthcare quality, patient safety, performance improvement, regulatory standards, medical staff structure, healthcare law and finance, peer review and legal aspects of care. Able to: demonstrate excellence in bedside practice, manner and nursing professionalism; apply theoretical concepts to clinical practice and continually expands knowledge base and clinical skills with a focus in area(s) of specialty. Able to: read; write legibly; communicate in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer, printer and software programs necessary to the position, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment; perform technical patient care activities. Able to: relate and communicate positively, effectively and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach and collaborate; accept direction. Able to: think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math and statistical functions; compose written material; manage multiple assignments effectively; organize and prioritize workload; work well under pressure; problem solve; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail. Able to: distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place/patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.

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