Critical Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Unit: Trauma IMCU
Shift: Night (6PM to 6:30AM 84 hours bi-weekly)
Board Certified Acute Care
The Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP, BC) is a professional member of the critical care intensivist team who assumes advocacy and responsibility for self and others under his/her direct supervision. The ACNP, BC provides a single standard of care to all patients, following an established protocol (according to Statue 210-11.20 Section 9) in collaboration with a physician, to include, but not limited to acts of medical diagnosis, treatment, prescription, teaching and orienting new members of the healthcare team.
The ACNP, BC provides advanced nursing care across the continuum of patients using differential diagnosis , providing care and evaluating outcomes for patients who are physiologically unstable, technologically dependent and highly vulnerable populations. The Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is a professional designated member of the critical care intensivist team who also will be assigned primary responsibility for coordinating, managing, providing and directing all clinical aspects of care. The ACNP, BC will work with patients and their families beginning with admission to the ICU or during the perioperative process and continue to provide care throughout their stay in the ICU until discharge, in a compassionate and professional manner in order to facilitate access to and provide continuity of care.
As a part of the critical care team the ACNP will provide fluid continuous care with a continuity of communication through the ACNP and healthcare team.
The ACNP will also work with other members of the healthcare team, including physicians, surgeons, nurses, social workers, financial coordinators, consultants and administrative personnel within Jackson Health System. The ACNP must be able to provide specialized critical care to stable and unstable patients with complex chronic health conditions that is continuous and comprehensive.
The ACNP must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of their patients; demonstrate knowledge of age development; assess data reflective of patient's status; and identify each patient's requirements relative to age specific needs. The ACNP in addition to managing patient care will utilize invasive interventions and procedures to monitor and promote physiologic stability.
Experience: 2-24 months experience in critical care required, previous ACNP experience preferred, (Will consider new ACNP graduates as candidates for the ACNP residency program).
Education: MSN required.
Licensure Certification: Board certification as ACNP required.
Florida license or eligibility for licensure as an ARNP required.
Family practitioner, or Pediatric nurse practitioner, in addition to acute care NP unless program includes pediatric education, required for Pediatric Positions. American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification with at least 6 months validity required.
Knowledge Skill Abilities: N/A
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