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Nurse Practitioner - Burn Unit

Job ID 103339 Date posted 08/05/2016
Department: Burn Physicians
Schedule: Full time exempt - FE
Shift: Variable
Hours: Variable day hours w/ weekends
Job Details:

  • About AkronChildren's Hospital - Burn Unit

    Akron Children's is brimming with the latest techniques, state-of-the-art pediatric equipment and top experts. But what makes us extraordinary is your passion – for children, for our mission and for your field. We love what we do, and we make every coworker and every family feel right at home. It's how we've earned a NorthCoast 99 award for great workplaces. From the way we build connections with our patients to the way we push the limits of medicine, working here is a one-of-a-kind experience.

    Position Summary:

    Provides primary and/or specialty nursing and/or medical care in a the department of the Burn Unit. Functions in collaboration with a physician according to a standard care arrangement and specialty board certification. Operates in accordance with Section 4723.431 of the Ohio Revised Code and rule adopted by the Board of Nursing for Advanced Practice Nurses, the national board certifying agency, and maintains a Standard Care Arrangement with a collaborating physician(s) on the medical staff.

    Responsible for assessment, planning, coordination of care, discharge planning, care delivery, evaluation and documentation of care independently and in collaboration with the Burn surgeons and other health care professionals. Acts as a resource for staff/surgical resident in the Burn Center, and liaison for family members with various members of the health care team. Reports to the Burn Center Medical Director and Nursing Director of the Burn Center.

    Performs health assessments and physical exams Identifies significant health and medical risk factors. Orders, interprets and evaluates tests and studies to assess clinical problems and health care needs. Develops a diagnosis by analyzing and synthesizing collected data. Independently and in collaboration with the physician, develops treatment plans along with the patient and significant others. Performs diagnostic or therapeutic interventions consistent with board certification, state law and organizational medical staff privileges. May prescribe and monitor medications as allowed by prescriptive authority through Ohio Board of Nursing and hospital policy.

    Develops patient education plan. Participates in medical team rounds; collaborates with nursing, medical and other healthcare team members regularly to ensure quality patient care. Performs admission history & physical, document progress notes, complete discharge summaries as required. Provides consultations and requests consults as directed and in accordance with hospital bylaws.Assists with and facilitates discharge planning. May serve as resource for staff/residents and clinical preceptor for APN students. Other duties as assigned.

    Hours:Monday – Friday(flexible)

    Inpatient Responsibilities:

    ·Provides advanced nursing care to patients with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions, including the delivery of acute care services.

    ·Practice with a variety of specialty-based populations including neonatal, pediatric, and adult

    ·Practices in any setting in which patients require complex monitoring and therapies, high intensity nursing intervention, or continuous nursing vigilance within the range of high-acuity care

    ·Participates in quality monitoring through the review of records and treatment plans for patient outcomes on a bi-annual basis to assure quality care and per ORC requirements

    ·This review is completed via the Focused Professional Performance Evaluation (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Performance Evaluation (OPPE) for Advanced Practice Providers as part of Joint Commission requirements


    Outpatient Responsibilities:

    ·Practice emphasizes health promotion, disease prevention and the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic health problems.

    ·Participates in quality monitoring through the review of records and treatment plans for patient outcomes on a bi-annual basis to assure quality care and per ORC requirements

    ·This review is completed via the Focused Professional Performance Evaluation (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Performance Evaluation (OPPE) for Advanced Practice Providers as part of Joint Commission requirement

    Qualifications:

    • Master's or Doctoral Degree in Nursing Preferred
    • Licensed as an RN in State of Ohio, National Certification as nurse practitioner by nationally accredited organization
    • Prefer certification as an adult-gero acute care NP (AG-ACNP) or Pediatric Acute care NP (CPNP-AC), will also consider FNP candidates who have critical care background
    • Must have current certificate of authority and certificate to prescribe (or eligible) by Ohio Board of Nursing. ACLS or PALS may be required based upon practice setting
    • Must obtain credentialing as an active member of medical staff and appropriate medical staff privileges
    • Current Health Care Provider BLS training is required
    • Individuals hired without an MSN or DNP and those hired without a certificate to prescribe must actively pursue and obtain a MSN or DNP degree/certificate to prescribe
    • Excellent critical thinking, self motivation and interpersonal communication skills essential. Must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheet and database use, and other computer software programs for data analysis, and presentations

    Working ConditionsEssential position functions (EPF) required:

    • Majority of work is performed in an environment that is mostly clean and comfortable, but may include some annoying factors such as noise, odors or damp floors
    • A minimal amount of work is performed in an environment with exposure to environmental factors of such severity as to present health problems, where such problems/injury can be prevented by use of provided protective equipment, hazard awareness and knowledge and adherence to safety guidelines

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