The primary purpose of the Advanced Practice Nurse is to perform all with your scope of practice, in the consultation, treatment, management, control diagnostic evaluation and care of patients admitted to Aultman Hospital under the care of Aultman Inpatient Medicine or those patients in which Aultman Inpatient Medicine have been made consulting physicians, and work cooperatively with the health care team in maintaining the standards of care within the framework of the Ohio Nurse's Association.
- Maintains the standards of Hospitalist's Service and adheres to the Hospitalists Medical Care expectations.
- Collaborates with the hospitalist physician to admit, discharge, and care for patients during their stay as well as provide consultation services as requested.
- Abide by Aultman Hospital Medical Staff bylaws, Human Resources Employee Handbook, and policies and procedures of AIM.
- Provides a safe environment for patients.
- Follows policies, standards, protocols, and procedures of hospital and the Division of Nursing Service.
- Assess needs of patient for discharge planning.
- Provides patients / families education and support.
- Assists physicians with tests and procedures.
- Participates in economical utilization of supplies.
- Reports and accurately records pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate person (ie: physicians, unit director, division director, charge nurse).
- Develops and leads team conference.
- Participates in the orientation of new personnel.
- Demonstrates ability to competently provide individualized goal directed nursing care to patients through use of assessment.
- Communicates with physicians in a professional manner
- Creates and fosters a work environment that is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of the Aultman Health Foundation
- Supports strategic organizational goals
- Abides by the Aultman Code of Conduct at all times
- Maintain current ACLS certification and respond per AIM policy to medical emergencies while in the facility.
- Complete all Medical Records as required by Medical Staff bylaws, Rules and Regulations of Hospital and per AIM policy.
- Comply with established record keeping, billing and coding per AIM policy
The duties listed above are a general description and may not include all duties
identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements.
- Minimum Education
- Master's Degree in Nursing
- A graduate of an advanced practice registered nurse program approved by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
- Current licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse by the state of Ohio.
- Capable of functioning in the various roles of an advanced practice nurse.
- Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations
- Knowledge of state, federal, and local health agencies and programs
- Pharmacologic knowledge as it relates to advanced nursing practice.
- Minimum Experience
- Minimum one year in Acute Care setting as an APRN preferred
- Management Qualities
- Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills; strong organization skills; ability to stimulate new ideas and create an environment of teamwork
- Leadership Expertise
- Integrity, honesty, fairness, possesses vision
- Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
- Handles emergency and other crisis situations
- Subject to interruptions
- Subject to long irregular hours
- Blood and body fluid exposure
- 7 day coverage in a 14 day period
- 8 & 12 hour shifts, with varied start and end times
- Includes every weekend and holiday
- Flexibility of schedule to meet the needs of AIM, which, may require a shift rotation of days, nights, or evenings depending on the needs of the group
- Sits, stands and moves intermittently during working hours
- Physical movement; lifting, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, reaching, kneeling, and climbing stairs
Hazardous Exposure Category:
- Category I –
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