The ARNP provides direct patient care in collaboration with specific physicians to a selected group of patients. The ARNP is an advanced practice nurse, clinically expert in patient care, who can provide a high standard of care to all patients, following an established protocol with a physician(s). This includes but is not limited to medical diagnosis, treatment, prescription, teaching and mentoring new members of the health care team. The ARNP will perform a patient assessment to include medical history and physical exam and in collaboration with the physician develop an appropriate plan of care in the direct management of patients with acute and chronic illnesses. The ARNP works directly with staff, administration, patients and families to ensure quality care across the continuum as an expert in selected practice areas. The ARNP integrates current knowledge of professional issues, trends in health care and technological advances into scope of practice. Additionally, the ARNP participates in the collection of research data, quality improvement, discharge planning and coordination of patient care within the acute care areas.
Masters of Science in Nursing. Current Florida ARNP license and BLS and ACLS required. Minimum 5 yrs clinical ICU RN experience in a hospital setting required. Demonstration of professional competency in area of specialization through participation in continuing education. Certification in the area of specialization.