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NURSE PRACTITIONER

Mount Sinai Medical Center
Mount Sinai Health System
Type Full time Posted 7/29/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/19/2014
NY - New York (All) - Queens Referral - n/a -    
 
Job Title:  NURSE PRACTITIONER
Full/Part Time:  Full Time
Location/Affiliates:  Mount Sinai Hospital (Queens)
Department:  Q181 - Nursing Education
Requisition Number:  MQ21794
 
Job Description: 

An adult-gerontology acute/primary care nurse practitioner is certified under section 6910 of the New York State Education Law and licensed as a registered nurse. A nurse practitioner provides clinical expertise and clinical program management for the provision of acute/primary health care to patients in accordance with written policies approved by nursing and medical administration.

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Develops and implements a collaborative practice agreement in the specific clinical area and performs a periodic review of the collaborative agreement.

  2. Initiates selected comprehensive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, consultations and laboratory examination, prescribes and alters medication regiments, interprets findings and alters plan of care according to collaborative practice agreement and protocols in designated area of oncology.

  3. Assesses the health status of patients by means of comprehensive health history and physical examination.

  4. Provides teaching and counseling in the areas of health promotion, maintenance, disease prevention, delirium and management of acute/chronic illnesses.

  5. Documents findings and plan of care in medical record.

  6. Consults with physicians and members of the health care team as established in the collaborative practice agreement.

  7. Initiates referrals to specialty services and fosters continuity of care.

  8. Participates in team meetings and conferences to enhance an interdisciplinary approach to acute/primary health care delivery.

  9. Performs a patient record review with the collaborating physician in a timely fashion but not less than every three months.

  10. Supports the mission, vision, philosophy and goals of the Department of Nursing and the Medical Center.

  11. Demonstrates accountability for own nursing practice.

  12. Advocates for patients/families and supports patients' rights.

  13. Considers ethical issues of professional nursing practice and adheres to the code of ethics.

  14. Demonstrates a humanistic, kind, and caring attitude in the delivery of health care.

  15. Coordinates/manages a clinical program in collaboration with nursing and medical leadership

  16. Incorporates research findings in clinical practice.

  17. Participates in approved nursing and medical research studies.

 
 
Job Qualifications: 

New York State New License with current registration as a Nurse Practitioner

 

Master's degree program designed to prepare a registered nurse to provide acute/primary health care services or the successful completion of an approved supplemental education program, i.e., post-Masters NP certificate. 

Certified by New York State Department of Education as a Nurse Practitioner as follows:
  • Is a graduate of New York State registered Nurse Practitioner Program or equivalent OR is certified as a Nurse Practitioner by a national association via examination.
  • Has completed a pharmacy component of not less than the required semester hours or the equivalent AND has been instructed in New York State and federal Laws relating to prescriptions and recordkeeping (3-hour course).
 

Clinical experience relevant to the area of clinical practice.

Ability to perform history taking.

Ability to perform physical assessment techniques

Ability to interpret and apply principles of nursing research utilization and monitor and report on outcomes and trends

Ability to manage and coordinate a patient caseload within a specialized area of practice.

Work within a collaborative agreement/protocols with a physician and health care team in area of specialized practice

Physical stamina and manual dexterity to perform a variety of tasks and skills in area of assignment