The Inpatient Nurse Practitioner delivers primary care to inpatients including but not limited to, complex and chronically ill patient population collaboratively with their department of medicine specialty to any Inpatient unit with the exception of patients defined as Critical Care and under the care of an ICU-credentialed physician. The Inpatient Nurse Practitioner may provide consultation within their specialty to patients in the critical care departments, Emergency Department, Out Patient setting, etc.
The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive: physical assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation for patients and their families. The Nurse Practitioner also functions as a clinical leader, consultant and educator in collaboration with physicians, nurses, and all healthcare team members. The Nurse Practitioner supports the philosophies of the department of nursing, as well as the medical staff.
The Nurse Practitioner also performs procedures under Standardized Procedures per Medical Staff Privileges. The "Inpatient" NP is defined as:
a. All inpatient units with exception of patients defined as "Critical Care" (NICU, PICU, CVICU)
b. Generally, they are working in a unit that is a 24/7 operation. Schedules are not limited to Monday-Friday w/ limited or no holidays.
Master's Degree in Nursing - Graduated from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
Nurse Practitioner, State of California
Current California RN License
Nurse Practitioner Furnisher, State of CA
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing, State of CA, Controlled Substance II Privileges (for positions that require the writing of scheduled II medications)
DEA number (for positions that require the writing of scheduled medications; each department to identify which class needed CS II thru V)
CPR/BLS certification (Issued by American Heart Association)
PALS certification (Issued by American Heart Association)
2 years of experience
Two years of experience in clinical nursing with emphasis in specialty area
DEA number (for positions that require the writing of scheduled medications; Each department to identify which class needed CS II thru V)
National Certification in specialty area as a Nurse Practitioner
Formal education and/or lecturing skills
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego