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Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Heart Clinic Arkansas

Company: CHI St. Vincent Health
Location: Conway
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

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.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

(in compliance with Arkansas Board of Nursing statutes governing scope of practice)

Patient Assessment

Accurately assesses the health status of individuals and families through history taking, physical examination.

Establishes accurate diagnosis of health/developmental problems.

Documents assessment accurately to support charges and to communicate with other health care providers.

Patient Treatment

Bases patient treatment on evidence-based practice(EBP) and research findings

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 accordingly

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)

Program Development/Leadership

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 improvement

Functions as a clinical resource for direct-care nurses, guiding them in practice based on evidence and research findings

Supervision

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 registration.

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.

Equal Opportunity

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.

Keywords: CHI St. Vincent Health, Conway , Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Heart Clinic Arkansas, Other , Conway, Arkansas

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