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VMG Nurse Practitioner-General Neurology/Stroke

Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:The General Neurology/Stroke physicians' assistant (PA) or nurse practitioner (NP) in the ambulatory care setting works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team. The General Neurology/Stroke NP or PA is generally service/physician aligned, managing a distinct patient population in the outpatient setting. The NP or PA functioning primarily in a clinic setting may be required to perform some coordination of inpatient care and facilitate discharges/outpatient follow up. The clinic NP or PA has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice/education and is responsible for ensuring adherence to clinical pathways/protocols and ensures an environment of safe quality care. The NP or PA demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and responsible for professional development and competency validation.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assessment of Health Status Performs and documents in the medical record a complete history and physical examination for acute and complex chronically ill patients. Orders and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures where indicated. The Physician Assistant may serve as the first responder for both nursing and house staff in the event of patient status changes, orders, and in situations requiring procedural and resuscitative interventions. Assesses for risks associated with the care of the acute and complex chronically ill patient including: medication side effects, immobility, impaired nutrition, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, immunocompetence, invasive interventions and diagnostic procedures. Diagnosis Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care team in making diagnoses of acute and complex chronic conditions. Manages diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance, and supervision. Formulates differential diagnoses by priority. Diagnoses complications and orders appropriate interventions Formulates Plan of Care Identifies expected outcomes from diagnosis, and formulates and documents a plan of care to address complex acute and chronic health care needs. Utilizes evidenced based practice guidelines or protocols in an individualized, dynamic plan of care that can be applied across the continuum. Implements and modifies plan of care Prescribes diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions both pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic and surgical, needed to achieve expected outcomes. Manages further diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance, and supervision. Communication and Collaboration Maintains ongoing communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary health care team . Facilitates and communicates with patient, family and staff to promote continuity of care across the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. Documentation. Documents/dictates key components of patient's progress via clinic notes where applicable. (h, daily progress notes, plan of care, problem lists, procedure notes, acute event note, discharge summaries, in medical record per specific patient unit or service, death summary) Documentation is timely, meets acute care compliance standards and captures patient acuity. Professional Practice Demonstrates Professional Practice behaviors including: preceptor/mentoring, education and instruction of students, nursing staff, nurses, graduate and novice Physician Assistants. Seeks opportunities for active engagement in research and the analysis of evidenced based practice. Actively participates in Grand Rounds, APN council meetings, faculty and unit meetings, M presentations. Maintains CEUs, and membership in a professional organization.Basic QualificationsMaster's Degree (or equivalent experience) and

Keywords: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville , VMG Nurse Practitioner-General Neurology/Stroke, Healthcare , Nashville, Tennessee

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