Advanced Practice RN

  • The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • 2123 AUBURN AVE CINCINNATI Ohio 45219 United States
  • Jan 10, 2019
Full-time Nursing

Job Description

Title:  Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Shift:  Full-Time, Days
This position will be located in the Medical Office Building at The Christ Hospital main campus, 2123 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.
Job Overview:  The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) may be an APRN that has been prepared with the appropriate graduate level education and authorized to practice and prescribe as such. May provides general medical and/or surgical care and treatment to patients in a medical setting (office, telemedicine, hospital, Urgent Care, LTC, or Clinic) in collaboration with physician(s) for APRNs where dictated. If the APP will be practicing in the hospital setting, the delineation of privileges will also dictate the scope of practice.
The Advanced Practice RN may perform the following duties:
  • Clinical Responsibilities:
    • Provides care for the patient in collaboration with the collaborating physician, when necessary, and as directed by the delineation of privileges where applicable.
    • Demonstrates clinical assessment skills necessary to make pertinent and accurate assessments of the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and educational needs of the patient.
    • Elicits, records, and interprets a complete health history to include all present and past medical history, family, and psychosocial aspects of care.
    • Performs a complete physical examination and assessment of current health issues and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings.
    • Performs tests and procedures necessary to augment physical findings based on established protocols.
    • Develops and implements an initial plan of care for the management of presenting problem.
    • Provides interpretation of necessary laboratory and radiographic data for incorporation into the patient data base and progress evaluation.
    • Prescribes medications and therapeutic devices as delineated by licensure and privileges.
    • Formulates a plan of care in collaboration with the family, physician, and other members of the health care team, which incorporates health care maintenance, discharge, and follow-up care.
    • Communicates in clear and concise verbal and written reports to the patient, family and health care team members the condition, course, and treatment plan, as well as, identifies psychosocial needs of the patient and family.
    • Documents and completes forms accurately, timely and according to TCHHN policy.
    • Collaborates with members of the healthcare team when necessary.
    • Makes appropriate referrals to other health care team members in a timely manner.
    • Performs approved diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, as well as specialty specific procedures as defined in the standard care arrangement and the delineation of privileges where applicable.
    • Implements plan of care and interventions to provide quality care based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.
    • Refers patients to physicians for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment when necessary.
  • Leadership & Professional Development
    • Assumes responsibility for personal professional development and contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others.
    • Participates in at least 50% of APP shared governance business meetings and service line specific meetings where applicable.
    • Utilizes learning opportunities for improvement of self and others.
    • Identifies personal strengths and weaknesses as an Advanced Practice Provider and maintains individual competency in the scope of licensure.
    • Completes all educational, certification and regulatory requirements, maintaining competency in areas specific to work location in a timely manner.
    • Supports the implementation of recommendations and changes made to improve patient care.
    • Evaluates self-practice by participating in self/peer review and performance improvement activities.
    • Familiarizes self with purpose and function of committees of The Christ Hospital Health Network Advanced Practice Providers group and utilizes them to address issues as appropriate.
    • Promotes, supports, and participates in research activities related to the role.
    • Participates in development and implementation of performance improvement activities.
    • Participates in committee work within The Christ Hospital Health Network.
    • Works with hospital leadership and physician leadership to establish process/practice changes where applicable.
    • Identifies and clarifies the APRN role to the patient, patient’s family members and the health care team where applicable.
    • Demonstrates flexibility and a cooperative attitude when adjustments are necessary.
    • Supports a professional model of practice.
    • Pursues professional growth through current literature, workshops, attendance and participation in professional organizations.
  • Productivity
    • Considers factors related to cost and effective outcomes when planning patient care.
    • Manages workload effectively.
    • Initiates care in a timely manner.
    • Abides by Time and Attendance Policy.
    • Supports effective use of staff and supplies
    • Submits billing and closes charts in a timely fashion.
    • All other duties as assigned according to the practice site. If APP will be in the hospital setting, they must be privileged and credentialed by the medical staff office.
Education:  Graduate from accredited Certified Nurse Practitioner or Certified Nurse Specialist program with a Master’s Degree.
License & Certification:
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner:
    • Acute, Adult, Adult-Gero or Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, or Certified Nurse Specialist certification verified by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Current, valid license (registration) by the Ohio Board of Nursing or applicable state board
  • DEA license
  • BLS Certified, ACLS preferred for inpatient
  • Standard Care Arrangement with collaborating physician for Ohio or applicable state
  • Prescribing Agreements (if appropriate) for Kentucky
  • Membership in professional organizations are desirable
Experience:  Three (3) years minimum experience as a Registered Nurse preferred.  At least one (1) year experience as an APRN strongly  preferred.
Required Skills & Knowledge:
  • The APP demonstrates the knowledge, abilities, and skills to provide culturally specific patient care and education.
  • The APP effectively communicates with peers, utilizes appropriate channels of communication and maintains confidentiality.
  • The APP demonstrates evidence of continuing professional growth.
  • The APP demonstrates the ability accept and implement change and the ability to work in a culturally diverse setting.

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What does this mean for you?
GROWTH- opportunities to learn, develop, and impact.
VALUE - a robust employee package that provides you the ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance, competitive compensation, flexible and meaningful benefits, development opportunities so you can be your best self, and a culture of compassion.
PRIDE- from all that we have accomplished in our past, and all that we’re positioned for in the future.
CHALLENGE- we are in one of the most competitive markets in the nation, yet continue to rise to the top through our incredible employees and transformational results. We seek individuals motivated by what it takes to be a part of a winning team.
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