Loretto Management Corporation

  • Nurse Practitioner

    Department
    Loretto Health and Rehab LH&R - 4
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    First
    Weekends Required?
    No
  • Overview

    The Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced skills and education in the specialty of Geriatrics or Adult Medicine. In conjunction with a collaborating physician, she/he provides comprehensive primary care to residents. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for acute, episodic and chronic disease management, which often includes but is not limited to the prescribing of medications and therapeutics, the ordering of diagnostics and interpreting results and referrals outside the program when appropriate.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Provides ongoing comprehensive Geriatric primary and episodic care in collaboration with a designated physician.
    • Demonstrates competence in disease management and geriatric principles or syndromes.
    • Manages acute/emergency situations. Assists staff in managing client/patient/resident care issues.
    • Demonstrates competence in clinical practice, which reflects an understanding of the developmental, cultural and psychosocial needs specific to the area of Geriatrics.
    • Collaborates with physicians, nursing personnel and other members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure continuity of care.
    • Refers to specialty providers when appropriate. Works in collaboration with other healthcare providers and agencies to provide coordination of services, also if appropriate.
    • Serves as a clinical resource for staff and hospital contacts when appropriate.
    • Involves clients, family members, caregivers etc. in the plan of care. Provides client/family education and counseling on health status, treatment, and end-of-life issues.
    • Fully documents pertinent patient information in participant's record.
    • Utilizes standard precautions appropriately.
    • Performs all job activities in ways that convey respect and dignity for the individual and a responsiveness to their needs.
    • Participates in Quality Assurance performance improvement (QAPI) activities. Follows up on medical director’s/associate medical director’s chart reviews, pharmacy reviews, and QA department chart audits, etc. and works collaboratively in data collection, development of plans of action, etc. when necessary.

    Qualifications

      • Current NYS license as a Registered Nurse.
      • Current certification as a Nurse Practitioner in NYS and an advanced nursing degree.
      • Master of Science Degree in Nursing or its direct equivalent preferred.
      • National certification as an ANP or GNP.
      • Current DEA number.
      • Minimum two or three years experience in clinical nursing.
      • Current knowledge of best practice nursing standards, patient assessment and care planning.
      • Ability to manage complex diagnoses, analyze problems, plan resolution strategies, implement solutions and evaluate outcomes.
      • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with other clinical team member as well as residents, and families from diverse backgrounds who may have physical, sensory and mental impairments.

     

    An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.

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