Oct 23, 2020

HOUSE APRN- PD

  • Hospital for Special Care
  • New Britain, CT, USA

Job Description

  • QUALIFICATIONS
    • Required: Masters Degree in Nursing with a defined clinical specialty.
    • Required: Minimum of five years experience in related clinical practice with demonstrated leadership and teaching skills.
    • Required: Current licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut and current certification in a specialty from the American Nursing Association.
    • Required: Passed the State of Connecticut approved Pharmacology course required in Masters Degree Program.
    • Required: DEA licensure required for narcotic prescription.
    • Required: Basic and life support certification and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS training).
  • JOB SUMMARY
    • Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) will have the responsibility for promoting excellence in patient care by serving as a clinical role model, physician extender, educator, consultant and researcher. APRN will provide those patient care services in collaboration with a Connecticut licensed physician who is qualified by experience, education, and training to provide such direction. APRN will continuously assess designated patients and family care needs and collaborate with the treatment team and hospital administration to provide high quality patient care.
  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Adheres to the established clinical standards for physician extenders and advance nursing practice.
    • Assists physicians in reaching decisions and instituting care plans for assigned patients.
    • Adheres to granted clinical privileges and collaborative agreements with the collaborating physicians, care protocols, Hospital for Special Care policy on physician extenders, and medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations.
    • Performs complete history and physical examinations, including admission and annual history and physicals, and pre-operative assessments. Will perform all these activities in a problem-oriented fashion.
    • Orders and/or obtains all appropriate laboratory, radiological, and specialized tests to evaluate patients per collaborative agreement and protocols. Reports results and makes preliminary interpretations to the appropriate physician and implement care plans.
    • Requests appropriate consultations as needed.
    • Documents accurately and completely all patient care interventions in medical records including progress notes and discharge summaries.
    • Demonstrates competency in follow up care and clinical management for designated patients.
    • Provides night/weekend on-call coverage with physician back up whenever requested by the department chief.
    • Coordinates care plans, staff education, validation and care plans for specific procedures, e.g., conscious sedation, pre, intra, and postoperative care, diabetic foot and nail care, intrathecal baclofen.
    • Assists during urological, gastroenterology, gynecological and other procedures as appropriate.
    • Provides care planning and consultation, patient and family education; ostomy care, implanted central line, intrathecal pump, feeding tubes, rectal and/or urinary incontinence.
    • Reviews assigned policies, procedures, and/or protocols as needed.
    • Participates and identifies opportunities for improvement in patient care and outcome during the day to day practice, special projects, and peer review activities.
    • Plans/implements all interventions/interactions with an awareness of cultural, ethnic, religious, language and age-related/developmental needs of each patient.
    • Provides accurate and timely documentation of all clinical interventions in a clear and objective manner.
    • Develops educational or research presentations using available software.
    • Provides evidence of continuing medical education.
    • Utilizes database for research projects.
    • Utilizes quality assurance/improvement data to identify needs for education, process improvement, and effectiveness of quality improvement activities.
    • Works with the Chief of Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine and members of the department to maximize efficiency and quality of patient care.
    • Provides direction and support to clinical staffing identifying and meeting their learning needs.
    • Develops clinical educational programs based on identified needs using appropriate educational tools and evaluate effectiveness of those programs.
    • Participates in undergraduate and graduate nursing and advanced nursing education as needed in collaboration with the Chief of Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine and Director of Medical Education.
    • Represents Nursing and/or Department of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine to the assigned committees and the community.
    • Identifies opportunities for research and participates in clinical investigations that lead to process improvement and improvement in patient care.
    • Monitors and reports all risk management issues.