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 clients involved in the ILS program who reside at various sites. Also makes rounds on clients in the hospital. 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.
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 other’s needs. Input data in PACEkeeper in a timely fashion, accurately reflect care provided, and in accordance with regulatory requirements. Demonstrates competence in disease management and geriatric principles.
Current NYS license as a Registered Nurse. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in NYS. National certification as an ANP or GNP. Master of Science Degree in Nursing or its direct equivalent preferred. Two or three years’ experience in clinical nursing. Ability to be very self-directed and utilize problem-solving and conflict resolution skills. Frequent exposure to patient care areas and associated hazards. Physical demands including lifting, positioning, pushing, and occasionally transferring patients, supplies or equipment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to collaborate with patients, families, physicians, staff and community agencies.