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Nurse Practitioner ED Casual

Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
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  • Purpose of Job
    • Provides quality of care and safety to our patients and employees.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Graduate of Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
      • Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirements.
      • Must be a graduate of an accredited Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) program.
      • NIH Stroke Scale training required at hire or within 6 months of hire.

    • Experience
      • N/A

    • License/Certifications
      • Current valid Registered Nurse (RN) License, valid compact multi-state license , or a temporary permit while awaiting licensure required for the work state.
      • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Nurse Practitioner (APRN.NP) required.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.
      • Maintain current American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification required.
      • Must stay current with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements to maintain Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) licensure.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Strong leadership, problem-solving and nursing judgement skills required.
      • Skill in the use of personal computers, patient care/EHR applications and standard office equipment.
      • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel and co-workers.
      • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
      • Ability to maintain composure in highly stressful or adverse situations.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Crawling
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking
        • Walking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%): - Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Performs primary health care for patients by utilizing the processes of assessment and diagnosis of health status.
        • Obtain patient's medical and history information, data collection is prioritized according to immediate condition or needs.
        • Perform physical exam and determine patient's mental status.
        • Develops and implements treatment, follow-up and evaluation plans for patient outcomes.
        • Collaborates with physicians and other disciplines as appropriate and provides regular and consistent feedback.
        • Uses appropriate assessment techniques & diagnostic information.
        • Performs tests relevant to patient condition and record findings.
        • Order appropriate ancillary tests.
        • Derives diagnosis from the assessment data and diagnostic information as data becomes available.
        • Uses new or additional data to form a treatment plan.
        • Performs telephone triage to determine patient condition and provides appropriate consultation scheduling appointments when needed.
        • Incorporates research into clinical practice as appropriate.

      • Implement interventions consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner.
        • Apply established therapeutic practices to patient's problem.
        • Administer medications and immunizations using the appropriate method and with physician oversight if applicable.
        • Prescribe medications according to Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the DEA.
        • Generates referrals to appropriate services as needed to further diagnose and/or progress of care.

      • Evaluates patient care to determine response to care/interventions for optimal patient outcome.
        • Evaluates the patient's capabilities and/or limitations related to nursing and medical interventions.
        • Recognizes and addresses patient and family capabilities and limitations (physical and mental).
        • Return patient telephone calls.
        • Monitors outcomes and documents patient response to interventions.
        • Seeks out new treatment methods necessary to ensure patient progress.

      • Provides patient and family teaching and education specific to the patient's health care.
        • Proper use of medication and health/illness prevention to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness.
        • Interviews and advises specific to patient needs.
        • Demonstrates sensitivity to family regarding need for patient information on a timely basis.
        • Works collaboratively with the physician to provide appropriate patient education geared to the patient's needs and family's ability to provide care.
        • Uses adult learning principles for teaching purposes being careful to check for understanding and being available for follow-up questions.
        • Recommends references and resources such as printed materials, online, community and other information sources to fulfill the family's need for education.

      • Maintains a professional behavior in attitudes, demeanor, and interactions to achieve organization's mission.
        • Communicates effectively with physicians, staff and patients.
        • Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, patients and their family.
        • Maintains a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.
        • Initiates action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or hospital/clinic employees (i.e. falls, needle sticks, patient concerns).
        • Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.
        • Serves as a role model in the provision of emerging care.
        • Serves as a reliable/knowledgeable resource for staff.
        • Participates in meetings, research on special projects and professional organizations.

      • Complies with the bylaws, rules and regulations of the organization as they pertain to Nurse Practitioners.
        • Knows and follows organization policy & procedures.
        • Follows Medical Protocols for Nurse Practitioners.
        • Maintains certification/licensure.
        • Follows guidelines of regulatory bodies (FDA etc.).

      • Maintains complete patient records.
        • Documents data appropriately.
        • Documents treatment plan of care that is individualized, appropriate and reflects patient's needs.
        • Documents interventions.
        • Documents consultations with other practitioners/physicians.

      • Participates in performance improvement and outcome management.
        • Meets regularly with medical director for chart reviews.
        • Identifies concerns in patient care & follows up according to hospital policy.
        • Participates in patient satisfaction and other quality improvement initiatives.
        • Participates in tracking of variances in care.

      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the "Age Specific Criteria".
        • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs.
        • Right Task
        • Right Person
        • Right Communication (clear, concise, correct, complete)
        • Right Feedback

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.
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Date Posted May 28, 2022
Date Closes July 27, 2022
Requisition 24250
Located In Council bluffs, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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