Overview: The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) will provide
services to the designated Service Line to promote nursing
knowledge and evidence-based practice by functioning as a clinical
resource to the direct-care nurses. The APN will collaborate with
multidisciplinary teams to lead and facilitate programs and teams
to improve the process of care delivery to the identified patient
population. The APN will provide direct, comprehensive, therapeutic
and preventive healthcare service to the patients and their
families. These functions will include, but are not limited to the
following: assessment of health status, ordering and evaluating
tests, diagnosing and initiating appropriate therapeutic
interventions, providing instruction and counseling to patients and
their families, collaborating with other health care providers to
provide and coordinate services to patients, and prescribing
medications. The APN will provide health care within the Registered
Nurse Practitioner scope of practice for those patients and MD's
with whom they have a collaborative Practice Agreement.. The APN
may also be asked to perform other duties as assigned.
(in compliance with Arkansas Board of Nursing statutes governing
scope of practice)
Accurately assesses the health status of individuals and
families through history taking, physical examination.
Establishes accurate diagnosis of health/developmental
Documents assessment accurately to support charges and to
communicate with other health care providers.
Bases patient treatment on evidence-based practice(EBP) and
Orders and interprets diagnostic tests
Independently develops and initiates appropriate therapeutic
interventions in a timely manner.
Evaluates patient's health outcomes and modifies treatment plan
Provides instruction and counseling to individuals, families and
groups in the area of health promotion and maintenance
Initiates and promotes continuity of health care for patients
and works with the patient to enhance understanding of compliance
with the therapeutic regimen
Seeks consultation from collaborating physician or consults
other health care providers as needed/deemed appropriate
Prescribes, delivers, or distributes prescription drugs, devices
and medical gases, utilized within the professional's recognized
nursing specialty. Dispenses only samples within the approved
schedules of drugs authorized to prescribe (in clinic setting
only). Registration with the Federal Drug Enforcement
Administration and the Arkansas Board of Nursing extends this
authority to controlled substances to include schedules III, IV, V,
and VI and all other medications as permitted by SS17-87-310 of the
Arkansas Nurse Practice Act; including prescribing physical,
occupational and speech therapies.
Performs medically delegated functions under the direction of
the physician (outlined in collaborative practice agreement)
Identifies program opportunities/gaps in service
Develops solutions to improve patient care, customer service and
health outcomes based on EBP
Provides professional presentations and training for
staff/community as appropriate
Participates in community service events as needed
Assists in development and revision of current health care
policies/procedures using EBP and research findings
Actively participates in clinic/hospital department projects and
committees as appropriate
Leads/Facilitates multidisciplinary teams for process
Functions as a clinical resource for direct-care nurses, guiding
them in practice based on evidence and research findings
Possesses leadership skills and knowledge to provide supervision
to clinical staff as needed
May serve as preceptor for student nurses, student nurse
practitioners or student physician assistants as needed
May serve as clinical mentor for new nurse practitioner or
physician assistant hires
Qualifications Education: Current RNP and/or APN licensure in
Arkansas. Completion of an accredited graduate program in nursing
and preceptorship, including supporting documentation. Current BLS
certification required. Current ACLS certification (for in-patient
setting) is preferred.
Eligibility for a Medicare provider number and DEA
Experience: Three to five years of clinical experience
preferred. One year experience in an APN Role preferred.
Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the
following physical activities; climbing, balancing, stopping,
kneeling, crouching, reaching, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling,
lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing,
and sometimes exerting 20-100 pounds of force. The professional is
required to have close visual acuity to perform daily activities.
The individual may be subject to inside environmental conditions,
hazards (including electrical currents high heat and chemicals),
infectious diseases, and may be required to work with prisoners and
mentally incapacitated patients.
Skills: The individual demonstrates the knowledge to
independently provide direct, comprehensive, preventative, and
therapeutic healthcare to individuals and family members within the
scope of practice. The Advanced Practice Nurse must have excellent
verbal and written communication skills.. Knowledge and ability to
perform technical and routine clinical procedures.. Employee's work
must be efficient and accurate. Must function effectively as a
leader or member of a multidisciplinary team.
CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed
to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will
be considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background
check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or
conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent
with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local
ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San
Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415)
438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only
respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable
accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the
needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.