Allegheny Health Network Nurse Practitioner - Congestive Heart Failure - Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania

Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Provides primary or acute healthcare services for certain acute or chronic health conditions in specific

populations in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides appropriate patient care to include recording patient medical history and physical assessment, developing therapeutic care plan, ordering diagnostic tests, interpreting test results, discharge planning and providing accurate medical record documentation. (35%)

  • Communicates and coordinates patient care with patient, family, community health services and interdisciplinary team. Involves attending physician regarding plan of care and involves physician in clinical decision making of any issues that are outside the CRNP's knowledge base or scope of practice. (15%)

  • Prepares written prescription orders for drugs and controlled substances, administers medication and injections, sutures wounds and provides wound care. (10%)

  • Educates patients and family members regarding health and preventive medicine, medications prescribed, treatment instructions and recommends community resources as appropriate. (10%)

  • Triages patient telephone calls, provides monitoring and continuity of care. (10%)

  • Participates, develops, and implements performance and/or quality improvement initiatives. Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies. (10%)

  • Serves as the clinical expert and acts as a clinical resource. (10%)

  • May perform other duties such as daily rounding of patients, manage outpatient concerns and any other duty specific to specialty.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Master's degree in Nursing and graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program with specialization in area of practice; or four to ten years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • State licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), Nurse Practitioner (NP) and/or other designation as required by law

  • PNP Certification or specialty certification may be required. Act 33/34 may be required

  • ACLS certification

  • CPR certification

REQNUMBER: J118890