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Nurse Practitioner-Neurosurgery

Company: Altru Health System Clinic
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with physicians, as necessary, to verify diagnosis, identify high-risk situations or alerts to changes in patient#s status and takes appropriate action. The assistant administers medication and performs procedures within the scope of practice. This position provides patient/patient#s family with appropriate education and follow-up care and/or referral to other health care resources. Essential Job Functions Provides patient/patient#s family with appropriate education based on the patient#s condition and identifies needs in order to optimize understanding. Provides health maintenance and disease management counseling to patients. Obtains comprehensive medical histories, performs physical examinations/assessments and initiates admission orders as appropriate. Provides medical management and/or other interventions for acute and chronic health problems. Implements a plan of care and performs procedures according to the Advanced Practitioner#s education, training, experience and competencies. Refers patient to specialists and/or therapists when appropriate and in a timely manner, ensuring continuity of care. Orders and interprets lab studies and diagnostic tests to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment as appropriate. Notifies patients promptly of test results. Collaborates with physicians, as necessary, to verify diagnosis, identify high-risk situations, or alerts to changes in patient#s status and takes appropriate action. Writes orders for prescription medication under the established protocol. Serves as a liaison and a resource for physician, health care team members, patients and families. Participates in plans for health promotion, prevention and maintenance for the Altru Health System, the community and region. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment. Driving Requirements Professional Drivers: Persons who drive as their main responsibility OR transport passengers or hazardous materials. Frequent Drivers: Persons whose main responsibility is not driving, but drive daily or almost daily. Occasional Drivers: Persons who drive from once per month to as frequently as once per week. Infrequent Drivers: Persons who are generally not expected to drive. Driving Category Occasional Driver License, Certification # Registration Title Credentialing Body Timeframe When Needed Verified By Nurse Practitioner North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement Prior to Start Date HR Primary Sources Nurse Practitioner Minnesota Board of Nursing Within 2 Months of Start Date HR Primary Sources Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Association (AHA) Within 2 Months of Start Date Learning Management System Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) American Heart Association (AHA) Preferred Learning Management System Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) American Heart Association (AHA) Preferred Learning Management System Driver#s License with Acceptable Driving Record Drivers License - Current State Licensed Prior to Start Date HR Primary Sources Notes Education # Experience Degree/Diploma Program of Study Required/Preferred Experience Required/Preferred A minimum of 1 year of related experience Preferred Knowledge # Skills Title #

Job Summary

The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with physicians, as necessary, to verify diagnosis, identify high-risk situations or alerts to changes in patient's status and takes appropriate action. The assistant administers medication and performs procedures within the scope of practice. This position provides patient/patient's family with appropriate education and follow-up care and/or referral to other health care resources.

Essential Job Functions

Provides patient/patient's family with appropriate education based on the patient's condition and identifies needs in order to optimize understanding. Provides health maintenance and disease management counseling to patients.

Obtains comprehensive medical histories, performs physical examinations/assessments and initiates admission orders as appropriate.

Provides medical management and/or other interventions for acute and chronic health problems.

Implements a plan of care and performs procedures according to the Advanced Practitioner's education, training, experience and competencies. Refers patient to specialists and/or therapists when appropriate and in a timely manner, ensuring continuity of care.

Orders and interprets lab studies and diagnostic tests to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment as appropriate. Notifies patients promptly of test results. Collaborates with physicians, as necessary, to verify diagnosis, identify high-risk situations, or alerts to changes in patient's status and takes appropriate action.

Writes orders for prescription medication under the established protocol.

Serves as a liaison and a resource for physician, health care team members, patients and families.

Participates in plans for health promotion, prevention and maintenance for the Altru Health System, the community and region.

Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.

Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:

All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.

Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.

The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.

The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.

Driving Requirements

Professional Drivers: Persons who drive as their main responsibility OR transport passengers or hazardous materials.

Frequent Drivers: Persons whose main responsibility is not driving, but drive daily or almost daily.

Occasional Drivers: Persons who drive from once per month to as frequently as once per week.

Infrequent Drivers: Persons who are generally not expected to drive.

Driving Category

Occasional Driver

License, Certification & Registration

Title

Credentialing Body

Timeframe When Needed

Verified By

Nurse Practitioner

North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement

Prior to Start Date

HR Primary Sources

Nurse Practitioner

Minnesota Board of Nursing

Within 2 Months of Start Date

HR Primary Sources

Basic Life Support (BLS)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Within 2 Months of Start Date

Learning Management System

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Preferred

Learning Management System

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Preferred

Learning Management System

Driver's License with Acceptable Driving Record

Drivers License - Current State Licensed

Prior to Start Date

HR Primary Sources

Notes

Education & Experience

Degree/Diploma

Program of Study

Required/Preferred

Experience

Required/Preferred

A minimum of 1 year of related experience

Preferred

Knowledge & Skills

Title

Keywords: Altru Health System Clinic, Grand Forks , Nurse Practitioner-Neurosurgery, Other , Grand Forks, North Dakota

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