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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

CIS - Zachary, Louisiana  
Nurse Practitioner The position is located in the CIS-Zachary Office and reports directly to the Office Team Leader and/or Regional Manager for all matters, including job duties, performance evaluations, approval of leave, and other assignments as deemed necessary by the Office and/or Regional Manager or Chief Executive Officer for the benefit of CIS. GENERAL NATURE OF DUTIES: With the collaboration and guidance of the physicians, the certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP) assists in assessing, planning, diagnosing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating care provided to patients within the legal realm as established by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. The practice of the certified registered nurse practitioner is collectively guided by: (1) the Nurse Practice Act (R. S. 27:911-913) of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN), (2) a collaborative practice agreement, (3) The Scope and Standards of Advanced Practice for Registered Nurses (ANA), and (4) The Standards of Clinical Practice and Scope of Practice for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ANA). SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The certified registered nurse practitioner provides healthcare to patients in accordance with his/her knowledge base, experience, competence, and within the scope of practice defined by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Direct Patient Care Items. Provides patient care within the framework of the standards of practice and standards of care guidelines outlined in the collaborative practice agreement and practice protocols. Perform comprehensive health histories & physicals, discharge summaries, documents daily progress notes, transfer summaries, procedural notes, physical, mental, developmental, and functional status determination. Order and/or performs, and interprets pertinent diagnostic studies. Analyses patient data to determine health status and formulates diagnosis. Order appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapeutics within scope of practice. Evaluates effectiveness of care continually and modifies plans of care based on evaluation and patient responses. Identify teaching needs of patients and provide them with information or appropriate resources. Make rounds daily on assigned patients independently: Before the attending physician - to compile objective date; With the physician - to actively convey suggestions and participate in the health care team; After the physician - to assess newly derived data or changes in the patient?s clinical condition. Assist team members in giving care to patients or administer direct care when necessary. Assist physicians with special tests and procedures as needed. Initiate orders for medications as per collaborative practice agreement, protocols, and legal limits of prescriptive authority. Review and interpret chest x-rays when necessary. Act independently within the legal realm of the advanced nurse practitioner to assure safe, quality, and therapeutic care. Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patient?s condition. Evaluate patients and make appropriate changes in medical regiment on a daily basis in the Infusion Center on patients assigned with the diagnosis of advanced heart failure. Perform invasive and non-invasive procedures as allowed by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, Scope of Practice of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, and agency staff privileges. Accept call status, when required, with a collaborative physician both in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Evaluate and implement care in the emergency department with appropriate collaboration with physician(s). Manage selected patients in the outpatient clinic setting when required (i.e. coumadin clinic, heart failure clinic, pacer clinic, lipid clinic, etc.). QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION: Graduate of accredited schools of nursing, AND Current licensure by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse, AND Satisfactory completion of a formal education program preparing graduates to practice advanced practice nursing, AND A minimum of a Masters Degree with concentration in the respective nursing specialty area, AND Current licensure by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Nurse, AND Current certification by a nationally recognized certifying agency for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, AND Current proficiency in basic life support, AND Current proficiency in advanced cardiac life support, AND Successful completion of assigned EKG Courses within 12 months Effective communications skills. SUGGESTED: Advanced credentials and / or certification in any field of medicine or nursing.NOLA.com_RPM. Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Nurse Practitioner (NP)