Vent Unit Nurse Practitioner Part Time - Staten Island

Northern Westchester Hospital Staten Island , NY 10301

Posted 7 days ago

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs a variety of functions and technical procedures necessary for the care of patients across the continuum. Utilizes the processes of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and outcome evaluation. Works within the scope of practice of a nurse practitioner.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • General core privileges:

  • Obtains, documents and updates medical history. Identifies health risks and needs. Performs physical examinations and conducts preventive screening procedures based on age and history. Formulates a differential diagnosis and plan of care based on history, physical examination, and clinical findings.

  • Identifies needs of the individual, family, or community.

  • Orders and interprets diagnostic tests. Identifies, prescribes, and administers pharmacological therapies.

  • Determines effectiveness of the plan of care through documentation of patient care outcomes. Reassesses and modifies plan of care as necessary to achieve medical and health goals.

  • Participates in research process, administers investigational therapy, and applies evidence based practices.

  • Makes referrals to other health professionals and community agencies. Admits/discharges to appropriate service.

  • Discusses advanced directives/end of life issues. Signs death certificates, as necessary.

  • Operational responsibilities:

  • Participates in team meetings and conferences to enhance an interdisciplinary approach to primary health care delivery.

  • Serves on departmental and multidisciplinary committees, which influence or determine policies affecting nursing practice.

  • Participates in and develops projects and unit-based quality improvement programs, as well as standards of care and practice.

  • Participates in approved medical and nursing research studies.

  • Maintains current level of knowledge relative to professional practice.

  • Maintains all required professional documentation, such as license, certifications, infection control, ACLS/BLS, DEA as well as system requirements.

  • Acts as resource to staff and implements educational programs.

  • ADA Essential Functions

Qualifications

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in a Nurse Practitioner Program, required.

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse AND a Nurse Practitioner New York State.

  • National Board Certification in specialty area, required. Certification to be obtained within ONE (1) year of hire. Board Certification is to match area of practice.

  • Has a collaborative practice agreement with designated protocols filed with NYS Department of Education OR collaborative relationship attestation as per the Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act 2015.

  • Previous experience relevant to the area of clinical practice, preferred.

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