Apr 16, 2021

Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Nashville, TN, USA

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

The Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner (NP) works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team. The hospitalist NP provides direct medical care to patients requiring hospitalization. The hospitalist NP has didactic education, clinical competency and national certification in identified area of clinical practice. The NP demonstrates medical knowledge, clinical judgment, technical competence, professionalism, interpersonal communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation. The NP has an advanced knowledge of nursing theory and application. The hospitalist NP evaluates the patient to be admitted, summarizes the clinical findings in a history and physical, places appropriate orders for inpatient or observation care and collaborates with the admitting physician for the plan of care. Using a patient centered approach to facilitate patient throughput, the NP positively impacts length of stay and contributes to efforts to increase efficiency in care delivery and discharge planning.

Position Shift:

Day Shift/ Exempt Position

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Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Obtains and documents a health history; performs and documents complete, system-focused, or symptom-specific physical examination, assessment and plan of care.

In collaboration, provides healthcare services for primary, acute and complex care of patients and manages patient's overall care, identifying expected outcomes for diagnoses.

Orders, performs, interprets and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures where indicated.

Forms differential diagnoses and treats acute and chronic conditions.

Prescribes therapeutic interventions both pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic and surgical, needed to achieve expected outcomes.

Utilizes evidence-based, approved practice protocols in planning and implementing care;

Initiates appropriate referrals and consultations;

Provides specialty specific consultation services upon request and within specialty scope of practice;

Facilitates the patient’s transition between and within health care settings, such as admitting, transferring, and discharging patients.

Position Qualifications:

Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience. 12 months of nursing experience preferred; Inpatient acute care advanced practice nursing experience desirable.

Registered Nurse (Required)

Additional Qualification Information:

Prefer National Specialty Board Certification, TN APN certificate/certificate of fitness to prescribe, eligible for DEA