Job Posting: Allied Health Professionals perform a vital role in Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic's commitment to deliver effective and efficient quality health care services to its patients. Together, the collaborative physician and Nurse Practitioner (NP) will share responsibility for the health and welfare of our members. This dynamic position will provide support for pre-operative screening and post-operative rehabilitation management for the collaborating physician. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) position offers an opportunity to work closely with top academic and research physicians affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Nurse Practitioner will also work collaboratively with physicians in the multidisciplinary team working with the Kerlan-Jobe Institute. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible and accountable for the application of the nursing process, supervision of clinical practice, research involvement, consultative services, inter and intradepartmental liaison, education, leadership, and patient care management across the healthcare continuum of the physician's practice. The Nurse Practitioner's practice incorporates both independent decision making abilities and collaboration with the physician to provide expert care to the patients.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities QUALIIFICATIONS: Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses with specialized advanced education and clinical competency to provide health and medical care for diverse populations in a variety of primary, acute and long term care settings. The Nurse Practitioner must have the following education and training: 1. Graduation from a Nurse Practitioner Program approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. 2. Current unrestricted Nurse Practitioner license issued by the State of California. 3. Minimum three years clinical nursing experience (including acute care, Cardiology and Pulmonary Hypertension). 4. Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certificate. 5. Furnishing number issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: A. ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH STATUS 1. Nurse Practitioner will independently obtain a relevant health and medical history. 2. Performs a physical examination based on age and history and dictates a progress note if needed with the appropriate physicians. 3. Performs and/or orders preventive and diagnostic procedures based on the patient's age and history. 4. Identifies health and medical risk factors. 5. Nurse Practitioner will help coordinate timely consultations. 6. The Nurse Practitioner will help the physicians provide screening, consultation and answers to incoming questions from referring physicians. 7. Nurse Practitioner will have prescriptive authority to order and perform diagnostic tests including X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, etc. 8. Nurse Practitioner will scree patients from enrollment of clinical trials and research projects and participate actively in the conduct of these clinical trials. 9. Communicates with and guides staff in relaying information regarding patient diagnosis, management plan, and progress as instructed by the collaborative physician. 10. Assesses quality of patient care delivery as instructed by collaborative physician. 11. Along with physician analyzes new skills, technology, and equipment for safety and clinical/fiscal efficiency. B. DIAGNOSIS The NP makes a diagnosis by:
Utilizing critical thinking in the diagnostic process
Synthesizing and analyzing the collected data
Formulating a differential diagnosis based on the history, physical examination, and diagnostic test results C. DEVELOPMENT OF A TREATMENT PLAN The NP, together with the patient and family, will establish a mutually acceptable plan of care that maximizes health potential. Formulation of the treatment plan includes:
Ordering additional diagnostic tests
Selecting appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions
Developing a patient education plan
Coordinate prescriptions with specialty pharmacies and help obtain authorizations for medications D. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN Actions by the NP are:
Consistent with the appropriate plan of care
Based on scientific principles, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise
Consistent with teaching and learning opportunities. Actions include
Accurately conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests
Prescribing pharmacologic agents and non-pharmacologic therapies
Providing relevant patient education
Making appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community agencies E. FOLLOW-UP ND EVALUATION OF CLIENT STATUS The NP maintains a process for systematic follow-up by:
Determining the effectiveness of the treatment plan with documentation of patient care outcomes
Reassessing and modifying the plan as necessary to achieve health and medical goals
Provide education to the patients about their conditions and the medications available for their use.
Provide teaching about any drug prescribed and drug-drug interactions
Nurse Practitioner will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills that will facilitate the del
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