Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Family Nurse Practitioner
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: req9760
POSITION SUMMARY: In a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment, contributes professional and clinical expertise to assigned patient populations to ensure the delivery of high quality care. Scope of practice will encompass: o Expert clinical practice o Expert guidance and coaching of patients and families and other healthcare providers o Research o Leadership (clinical, professional, and systems). Schedule will require on call and weekends.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited physician assistant program as determined by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation. Current Certification from the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Hold a valid, current New Jersey physician assistant license. Education and Accreditation or a current Registered Professional Nurse and Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program/Masters in Nursing.
EXPERIENCE: Board certified and credentialed as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of New Jersey with primary focus of education and training as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. 2. Obtain a New Jersey CDS and federal DEA certificate upon employment if not already covered. 3. Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and creative problem solving. 4. Minimum of 2-3 years of clinical practice experience in related field. Willing to train highly motivated individual 5. Participation in pertinent professional and/or specialty organizations preferred. 6. BCLS & PALS certification. Certified Diabetic Educator.
SPECIAL SKILLS: 1. Expert Clinical Practice: In collaboration with supervising physician, assists in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care for a select patient population. Maintains expertise in area of practice and applies advanced clinical skills to care for that select patient population. Incorporates advances in technology and procedures into skill set, remains current in practice of Pediatrics. Assist in the evaluation of outcomes and adjustment of practices to ensure optimum delivery of care in a cost-effective manner. Facilitate the coordination and the communication of patient care needs across the health care continuum. For specific duties and responsibilities, see below. 2. Expert Guidance and Coaching: In collaboration with the supervising physician, implements a therapeutic comprehensive plan of care for patients and families monitoring all aspects of the therapeutic regimen. Educates patients and families in prescribed treatment plan of care. Educates and guides families to promote wellness and assume responsibility for participation in the management of their own health care. Educates patients and families to facilitate understanding of the patient's medical condition and proposed course of therapeutic intervention. Serves as a resource person for education of health care professionals and the community-at-large to promote health maintenance and disease prevention. 3. Consultation/Collaboration: Serves as a clinical resource and expert throughout the institution in area of specialty; maintains knowledge of system operations in order to expedite unit needs (e.g. who to contact, best methodology to accomplish desired result). Responds to consultative requests consistent with the directions of the supervising physician, and provides recommendations for clinical/educational/psychosocial interventions as necessary. Collaborate with multidisciplinary care team as needed to optimize quality and delivery of care. 4. Research: In collaboration with multidisciplinary staff, supports research initiatives of the organization through education, practice, and leadership. Critically evaluates existing practice based on current research findings and integrates changes into practice. Incorporate research findings and quality improvement strategies into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. Participates in research projects as appropriate, maintains documentation and databases to support projects. 5. Leadership: Act as a professional role model to all levels of staff by incorporating expertise and related experience into all aspects of patient care. Foster communication between members of multidisciplinary care team. Identifies the need for new programs, assesses potential outcomes and cost/benefits, and makes recommendations for further development, implementation and evaluation. Works with other departments to establish new programs for patient care delivery, assessment and evaluation. Monitors practice patterns for trends in outcomes and resource utilization for patient populations in area of practice.
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