In collaboration with an attending physician, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the direct care and follow-up of a population of patients that matches his/her delineation of privileges and skill set. The components of the role include clinical practice, consultation, professional development, education, and research.
In the medical inpatient setting, the psychiatric NP will assess, diagnose and treat pediatric patients with co-morbid medical and behavioral health diagnoses. The provider may consult on patients across all hospital services and/or be dedicated to a specific unit. The psychiatric NP will manage his/her own patient case load in collaboration with rotating attending psychiatric physicians. The NP will work within an interdisciplinary team including social work, bedside nursing, hospital pediatric providers, behavioral analysts and psychology.
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Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
- Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients. Performs and documents daily assessments. Collects and analyzes data and formulates a family-centered plan of care.
- Performs any needed advanced procedures that are listed in the Scope of Practice Document and approved as a part of the credentialing process.
- Evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of the prescribed treatment plan. Using the most current evidence, modifies the plan of care based on the effectiveness of the treatment and the patient/family response to the plan.
- Serves as an educational resource to the patient/family, nursing staff, and provider team. Acts as a consultant to multidisciplinary health care team members.
- Participates in scholarly activities including research and education. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate educational offerings. Participates in the professional development of others. Acts as a preceptor and mentor to support the development of nurses, nurse practitioners, students, and other health care providers.
- Demonstrates a commitment to patient safety by speaking up about safety issues and changing practice to enhance safety. Shares errors or potential errors through system reporting mechanisms. Demonstrates shared accountability for safe practice.
RN - Registered NurseCertificate of Prescriptive AuthorityLicensure for Advanced Practice RoleCRNP - Cert Regist Nurse Prac LicenseNational Certification - Nurse PractitionerRequired Education and Experience
Required Education: Master’s/Doctorate in Nursing as applicable to correlating program of study.
Additional Technical Requirements
Ability to work in an inter-professional team setting with multiple responsibilities.
Ability to use computer and electronic medical records effectively.
Refer to Scope of Practice Document and Clinical Responsibilities Checklist for specific requirements of role.