Nurse Practitioner Specialty - Geriatrics Job
Date:Oct 5, 2014
Location:Eugene, OR, US
At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.
Community Geriatrics provides specialized services by Geriatrician’s and Nurse Practitioners by coordinating care transitions and addressing the multiple care issues of a geriatric patient. The focus is on the care of frail/complex patient and management post-acute-care in order to prevent/reduce hospital readmissions.
- Geriatrician’s and Nurse Practitioners becomes the attending provider coordinating the patients care until they are discharged from the facility.
- Provides continuity of care and improved communication with Primary Care Providers (PCP’s)
- Provides geriatric expertise within the community
Services and Care
- Clinical expertise provided by Geriatricians and Geriatric, Family or Adult Nurse Practitioners
- Care is provided in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) for all PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) providers and Oregon Medical Group (OMG) providers
- Focus is on smooth transitions of care from hospital to SNF and from SNF to home.
- Care tailored to the specific needs of seniors
- Education and teaching of patient, family and facility staff
- Enhanced communication between providers and patient/family
- Care coordination and monitoring through discharge from the facility
- Medical Directorships
- Providers participate in care conferences and quality improvement meetings
- Community Geriatric provider’s care for patients 55-65 years or older who have experienced a transition of care from the hospital to a skilled nursing home or in long term care facility.
- This population requires special attention and a multidisciplinary approach to their healthcare and functional needs. This service provides support for the care of patient’s 55-65 years or older for both PHMG and OMG.
- The Geriatrician will admit the patient into the SNF and develop the plan of care for the patients.The Nurse Practitioner will follow the plan of care and/or adjust the plan of care as indicated.
Within scope of practice and in alignment with both hospital staff bylaws and PHMGs physician supervision expectations, responsible for advanced level of nursing evaluation, clinical assessment, prescribing and monitoring medications and follow-up care for patient. Responsible for patient and family teaching.
Effectively identifies, evaluates, and addresses disease prevention and health promotion issues of the population in the practice while administering quality patient care.
Works in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the medical staff, which allows for consultation, collaboration, or referral.
Gives directions to nursing and other staff.
Prescribes medications and treatments and ongoing medication management. Orders lab and diagnostic tests when appropriate and interprets test results.
Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.
Maintains legible, accurate, and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals and consultations according to established standards.
Analyzes new knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, professional literature, or “hands-on training” and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of Accredited School offering an Advanced Degree in Nurse Practice (ARNP) required.
- MSN in related field preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
- Licensed to practice in the state as a Nurse Practitioner
- ANCC certification required. (ACNP; AANP, FNP or GNP)
- Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
- ACLS is preferred in some settings.
- Have national prescriptive drug privileges with a DEA number.
- Current Driver’s License and insurance required.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with patient, families, nursing staff, and other departments.
- Personal responsibility for ongoing educational growth, and collaborating with others to provide solutions for continued patient quality.
Location: Eugene, OR
Job Category: NP, PA, CNM, CRNA
Work Type: Full Time
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Eugene, OR || NP, PA, CNM, CRNA || Full Time || CARE CONTINUUM SVCS
Nearest Major Market:Eugene
Job Segment:Geriatric, Medical, Nursing, Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare