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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - APP I for Neurology

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Job ID: 177624
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30a-5p

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

We are looking for a nurse practitioner to join our Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s (HUP) Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC). This dynamic role will provide the nurse practitioner the ability to work across the continuum of care including inpatient, outpatient and administratively to support the CSC In partnership with the Stroke Medical Director and Co-Director, the CSC Nurse Practitioner will also play a key role in the development of uniform and coordinated stroke care across the hospital system. This includes but is not limited to staff and patient education, community education, and transitions in care. During the day the NP will round with the inpatient stroke team to audit discharge processes (bolstering transition out of hospital for stroke patients by meeting with patients who are being discharged and provide stroke education, reviewing discharge summaries and care plans and identifying areas of opportunity) The CSC NP would also be responsible for seeing patients in the outpatient stroke discharge clinic 1 day/week. This clinic’s goal is to strengthen the transition from the hospital to the outpatient world for patients recently discharged from the hospital, The NP is responsible for evaluating patient, assessing neurological status, reviewing medications, and ordering appropriate follow up testing. Administrative responsibilities for this nurse practitioner include but are not limited to working with multidisciplinary teams across the system on stroke related projects, leading initiatives for improving stroke processes and ensuring joint commission compliant care, 7-day discharge phone calls, obtaining 90-day mRS patient scores, homeward stroke recovery work group and ongoing projects, providing stroke education to staff and teams, providing education to staff on stroke process changes.

Summary:

  • All CRNPs function under the guidelines as designed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The CRNP will be held accountable through a formal job description, delineation of privileges, and through their agreement with their collaborating physician and a Collaborative Practice Agreement. All clinical work hours and associated requirements will be defined and managed under the direction of the collaborating physician/division designee, and within the Human Resource guidelines.
  • The Nurse Practitioner contributes to excellence in education, leadership, professional contribution and practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence based practice standards in collaboration with team.
  • Maintains accurate and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatments, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with organizational standards in the electronic health record (EHR).
  • Identifies self properly to the patient and family, and clarifies the role of the nurse practitioner if necessary.
  • The nurse practitioner should function within their scope and refer to the collaborating physician when outside of scope, and/or directed by the collaborating physician or when requested by the patient and/or family.
  • Performs interventions specific to assigned patient population and collaborative agreement.
  • Participates in the performance improvement processes to meet quality of care and service standards.
  • Demonstrates awareness of professional responsibility as role model to peers and members of the health care team.
  • Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient’s clinical status.
  • Addresses patient and family concerns and creates a therapeutic relationship to provide support.
  • Provide patient education, counseling and instruction regarding patient diagnosis, medical treatments, medications, and preventative care.
  • Participate in and support accreditation, compliance and regulatory activities of the organization.
  • Precept NP students and other health care learners.
  • Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers appropriately.

Credentials:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • ACLS (For providers in the acute care setting) required.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • BLS/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association (For providers in the ambulatory setting) required.
  • Certified Nurse PractitionerPA (Required)
  • PA and/or NJ CRNP licensure (CRNP) required.
  • Prescriptive Authority (Required)
  • PA and/or NJ Prescriptive Authority required.
  • Registered Nurse - PA (Required)
  • PA and/or NJ RN licensure (RN) required. National Board Certification.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master of Arts or Science (Required)
  • Master's Degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing required. New to practice or < 2.5 years, The CRNP must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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