In collaboration with supervising physicians, the APRN directly manages the care of complex acutely ill patients via face-to-face, telehealth, or other communication devices. The APRN is an expert in patient care who provides quality care, performs patient assessments, H & Ps, and takes a thorough medical history.
The APRN can order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests. The APRN develops medical diagnoses, appropriate treatment plan, prescribes medical regimen, and educates patients/family regarding diagnosis and plan of care. May perform approved procedures and order medications as indicated in the Delineation of Privileges.
The APRN works directly with physicians, staff, administration, patients and families to ensure quality of care across the health system. The APRN is a clinical team leader that intervenes and manages deteriorating patients. The APRN integrates evidence-based practice and technological advances into their scope of practice.
The APRN may participate in research initiatives, data collection, quality improvement, discharge planning, and coordination of patient care within the area of practice.
The APRN participates in and facilitates patient throughput, optimal patient outcomes, optimal length of stay and improved patient satisfaction.
Minimum 3 years of relevant experience required. Obtain medical staff credentialing and privileges.
Compliant with state requirements for CEUs and licensure renewal. DEA License required as per specialty. If APRN does not have acute care certification, refer to BHSF Policy 701 titled Educational and training requirements to be credentialed to work in an acute care setting for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN, formerly ARNP). Advanced Cardiac Life Support required as per specialty. Florida NP license is required.
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