1.Collaborates with supervising neurologist to review and change medical protocols.
2.Collaborates with the neurologists and management staff to develop and implement operational policies and procedures.
3.Obtains complete or interval health history of the patient.
4.Performs appropriate neurological examinations as indicated.
5.Orders and interprets appropriate laboratory and other diagnostic testing.
6.Analyzes clinical data for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
7.Assures treatment and/or plan of care is consistent with established protocols.
8.Revises treatment plan as indicated by patient response.
9.Provides patient teaching consistent with patient's level of comprehension.
Seeks out community resources to meet or assist with the patient's needs. Refers patients to appropriate services which exceed services of the clinic or scope of practice of the practitioner.
Carries out nursing actions in a safe manner according to current standards. 12. Documents all pertinent information accurately, legibly and in a timely manner.
Assures appropriate consent forms are signed and dated.
Develops, acquires, organizes and develops patient teaching information.
Diagnoses, treats, and monitors common problems associated with the patient's neurological diagnosis.
Holds regular patient care monitoring meetings with the supervising neurologist to review, assess, and evaluate the diagnosis and treatment plans for the patients.
Maintains current license and continuing education requirements.
Works independently with little supervision.
Shows concern and respect for others by dealing with them in a kind and courteous manner.
Demonstrates empathetic listening skills.
Continues to improve knowledge through own initiative.
Handles stressful situations successfully.
Demonstrates initiative in improving the quality of the environment for patients, visitors, co-workers and professional staff.
Consistently works when scheduled and is generally available when requested to work additional time. 25. Demonstrates a constructive attitude toward problem solving. 26. Demonstrates a high degree of initiative suggesting and using ways to improve productivity.
Qualifications:Graduate of an accredited graduate nursing program with a Masters degree in nursing (preferred) Licensed as a Registered Nurse and recognized/licensed as an APN by the State Board of Nursing (or equivalent). National Certification as an APN. Prescriptive authority (or eligible). .
Hackensack University Medical Center