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Nurse Practitioner ICU (nights)

Recruiter.com - League City, TEXAS  
ACNP

Licensed NP with ICU experience.
Ability to work independently.

Experienced ICU Nurse Practitioner needed for night shift. ICU experience as an NP preferred.

SUMMARY
Functions as a clinical provider in various areas including but not limited to designated transitional care or step down intermediate care units while maintaining and promoting the health of the patient requiring acute care. Affects direct patient care according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and standards of Nursing Care policies and procedures.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
PEOPLE 20%
1. Demonstrates leadership as clinical resource, interdisciplinary consult, and patient advocate.

2. Serves as preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students and medical resident(s).

SERVICE 20%
1. Manages schedule and staffing for assigned service lines.
2. Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care from unit admission to unit discharge, under physician supervision, for a defined patient population(s), focusing on identified expected unit/optimal outcomes individualized to the patient.
3. Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. Rounds with physicians/surgeons and attends interdisciplinary rounds.
4. Conducts comprehensive health assessments (initial, ongoing, discharge), identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops plan of care, initiates appropriate interventions, and evaluates care outcomes on defined patient populations(s).
5. Performs delegated functions under physician supervision, such as differential diagnosis, use of prescriptive authority, and treatment according to practice guidelines, protocols, and/or standing orders.

6. Accepts accountability for outcomes in health care.
7. Performs invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient population(s).
8. Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Nurse Practice Act. Collaborates with healthcare team members to manage/coordinate patient care.

QUALITY/SAFETY 35%
1. Initiates outcome and quality improvement activities including benchmarking for NP practice.

(EF)
2. Maintains current licensure and credentials.
Remains current in practice
3. Follows all safety rules and policies and attends all required training in a timely manner.
Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.
Communicates with staff and management regarding any hazards in the workplace.
(EF)

FINANCE 5%
1. Measures and analyzes resource allocation based on patient needs and staff experience, knowledge, and skills; contributes to unit plans for resource utilization and capital needs. (EF)
2. Contributes to meeting departmental financial target on unit-based scorecard. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION 20%
1. Promotes quality health care through integration of current research into practice and participation in research activities.
2. Participates in professional activities such as research, presentations, and publications.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.
We reserve the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Masters Degree in Nursing

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Three (3) years of clinical nursing experience
Three (3) years in Advanced Practice role preferred

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

Registered Nurse with current Texas license

Recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner

Certified by ANCC or AANP as a Nurse Practitioner

American Heart Association BLS

Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas

American Heart Association ACLS and PALS must be obtained within 6 months of hire

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) training through the Society of Critical Care Medicine must be obtained within 6 months of hire

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained within 6 months of hire

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.

Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

Must be able to communicate effectively in English
IMPORTANT: All resumes must be submitted with a brief summary that outlines the key qualifications required for this position as per the job description. Please be sure to showcase all skills and experience relevant to each requirement for THIS particular job. This write-up will be forwarded to the client along with the resume. Recruiter.com . Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Nurse Practitioner (NP)