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Status:
CLOSED
Job ID:
26909
Title:
Travel Registered Nurse
Applications Invited from Countries:
United States
Job Description

Position Summary

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is an exempt NP or PA position on the Thoracic surgery team with responsibilities including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patients. This position may include coverage and practice in both the outpatient practice setting with some coverage in the inpatient setting. There is the potential for some limited travel to other Thoracic satellite locations.

The APP will assess and provide care in collaboration with physicians. The APP will be responsible for carrying out the plan of care for his/her patients. The APP contributes to the actualization of the philosophy and objectives of the specific Division/Department. He/she practices within the scope of practice in care delivery. He/she participates in performance improvement and research activities,and maintains professional practice standards and clinical expertise.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

  • Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors
  • Document patient information and care in the medical record, in a confidential manner
  • Write, Order and/or E-prescribe medications as appropriate under the Scope of Practice under New York State
  • Sees patients in outpatient setting independently or in collaboration with the physician
  • Facilitates patient education and preparation for surgery including supporting the practice team with clinical review of pre surgical clearance
  • Round on surgical inpatients and facilitate the appropriate care.
  • Counsels patient/family on health care matters
  • Conducts physical exams, assesses health status, orders and interprets tests, prescribes medications, and treat illnesses.
  • Consult with physicians as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a NP’s/PA’s Scope of Practice
  • Triage patient calls and evaluates patient’s problems and concerns.
  • Familiar with anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine and physical diagnosis
  • Supports cancer program quality initiatives and potential research initiatives
  • Assists in navigating patient to resources to support them in their treatment and recovery
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Education & Experience Requirements

Nurse Practitioner:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited school.
  • RNFA certification required
  • Current NYS license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Current NYS certification as a Nurse Practitioner (either Adult/Geriatric).
  • Maintains a current collaborative practice agreement.
  • Current National Certification
  • Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) highly recommended
  • Proficiency in all procedures, techniques and skills approved in the delineation of privileges

 

Physician Assistant:

  • Current New York State Licensed Physician Assistant
  • Current National Certification
  • Current White Plains Hospital Physician Assistant DOP
  • Master’s degree from an accredited school
  • Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) highly recommended

Proficiency in all procedures, techniques and skills approved in the delineation of privileges

Core Competencies

  • Act in a professional capacity and serve as a professional role model
  • Demonstrate and encourage teamwork
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner in all interactions
  • Stress tolerance
  • Demonstrates skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data Demonstrates skill in accurately evaluating patient problems in person or via phone and providing appropriate advice, intervention, or referral
  • Demonstrates ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of PA/NP practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate effectively with physicians
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with all other disciplines in the medical arena
  • Demonstrates ability to educate patients, families and staff in a user-friendly manner
  • Demonstrates ability to demonstrate hand-eye coordination, full range of motion, and manual dexterity

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment

Essential Physical Requirements

 

  • Involves standing, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, twisting and lifting.
  • May require transferring patients.
  • May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital’s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital’s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

 

Essential Mental Abilities

 

  • High level of responsibility and heavy workload can generate stress

 

Essential Sensory Requirements

 

  • Must have ability to communicate verbally with patients, relatives, attending physicians and with nurses and other hospital personnel
  • Must be able to give clear and decisive instructions
  • Must be able to maintain legible and thorough documentation of patient care
  • Must have acute visual, auditory, tactile and olfactory senses
  • May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital’s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital’s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc