Nurse Practioner, Neuro Critical Care
Prior experience in ICU or critical care setting is required. Previous experience in Neurology is ideal.
Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with authorization by the Board of Registration in Nursing to practice in an expanded role.
Registered with the ANCC or other accrediting organization for Nurse Practitioners.
Registered with the State of Massachusetts and DEA for prescription writing privileges.
Current BLS and ACLS Certification.
Previous experience in Neurology is ideal.
Expert clinical judgment and ability to be self-directive and demonstrate initiative in an expanded role.
Effective interpersonal skills to facilitate communication with the various members of the health care team, patients and families.
The licensed and credentialed Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides diagnosis, treatment, consultation, and follow-up under the direction of 1 or more physicians on the inpatient service, within the ICU. The NP performs physical examinations and provides medical treatment under the supervision of the attending physician. As an expert professional, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the application of the nursing process, supervision of clinical practice, research involvement, consultative services, inter and intradepartmental liaison, education, leadership and patient care management across the health care continuum from acute care through discharge.
Position: Nurse Practitioner, Neuro Critical Care
Department: Stroke Service Support
Schedule: Full Time, 40 Hours
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:
I. Clinical Practice
Provides direct care, counseling, and teaching to patients and families according to established collaborative protocols and standards of care.
Sets priorities for appropriate and efficient management of patient care that reflects cost effective management of time, available human resources, supplies, and equipment.
Performs physical examinations and provides preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and appropriate to patient needs.
Orders, interprets, and evaluates appropriate lab and diagnostic tests to assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs.
Based on outcome of diagnostic, lab, and physical assessment findings, arranges for appropriate plan of care and follow-up.
Records pertinent patient care findings in the medical record.
Maintains interdisciplinary approach to planning and communicating patient care information by discussing patient data with appropriate physicians and other health care professionals.
Evaluates outcomes of patient care and makes necessary revisions in care plan.
Seeks and provides consultative services as required.
Through patient education and counseling, incorporates the concepts of health maintenance, prevention, and promotion into daily practice.
Demonstrates awareness of community resources and assists staff, patients, and families to effectively utilize them.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age groups of patients regularly served.
Notifies supervisor when patients in age groups not regularly served present, and seeks assistance from individuals with the knowledge of the specialized needs of such patient age groups.
II. Professional Development
In collaboration with appropriate physicians, assists in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of nurse practitioner guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols.
Demonstrates leadership skills in problem solving with and directing designated personnel in assigned clinical area.
Maintains current knowledge of legislation that may affect the health care delivery system and the function of the nurse practitioner in the hospital setting.
Serves on nursing and hospital committees when requested and refers appropriate information to various departmental and hospital committees as needed.
Identifies own learning needs and assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and competency in clinical practice area.
Educates patients, families, and professionals through the development of educational materials, in-services, formal lectures, and/or publications.
III. Quality Assessment/improvement and Research
Our vision is to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world by 2030. This internal benchmark sets the tone for our growth and a successful future and drives our culture, activities, and strategy.
Three cornerstone values drive BMC’s pursuit to deliver exceptional care without exception, guiding our beliefs, behaviors, and decision-making along the way.
We care about our patients, employees, and community — and we’re committed to doing right by them each and every day.
Impossibility doesn’t live here. Instead, we’re motivated by what can be — and we’ll move mountains to make it happen.
Diversity is our heart and soul — and when it comes to inclusion, we’re all in.
Each of those values helps us deliver a promise that we make to ourselves and to our community: By 2030, BMC aims to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world. With respect, empathy, diversity, and a move-mountains mentality, we’re excited to see that ambitious goal become a long-lasting reality.
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