Nurse Practitioner II


  • Location: Shakopee, MN
  • Posted: Aug 28, 2019

Job Description


Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

The Commons, located in Minneapolis, is the headquarters of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health care organization serving patients and communities. Approximately 1,600 corporate and administrative service employees work at offices within Midtown Exchange, the site of the historic Sears retail complex at Chicago Avenue and E. Lake Street. This community landmark, adjacent to the campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health, is the second largest building in Minnesota and includes offices, an internationally themed public market and residential units.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 57596
Assesses patients on admission to the hospital, and in the hospital setting. Performs and documents history and physical examination based on age and history on complex and chronically-ill patients
Rounds on hospitalized patients in various settings including acute care to advance the plan of care, reassesses as patient condition warrants. Updates and records changes in health status
Perform cross-coverage on hospitalized patients
Formulates the appropriate differential diagnoses based on the history, physical exam, and clinical findings
Formulates a plan of care to address complex, acute and chronic health care needs. Integrates knowledge of pathophysiology that pertains to acute and chronically ill patients to assist in planning and implementation of treatment
Synthesizes data from a variety of sources to make clinical judgments and decisions about appropriate recommendations and treatments
Assesses the impact of an acute, critical and/or chronic illness or injury on the individuals: health status (physical and mental), functional status, including activity and mobility, nutritional status, sleep and rest patterns, quality of life, family, social, and educational relationships
Assesses patient/family bio/psycho/social needs considering physical and age-specific needs, recognizing the dynamic nature of the patients condition, and provides psychosocial support to patient and family members
Educates patients/families about self-management of acute and chronic illness with sensitivity to the patient's learning ability and cultural and ethnic background. Collaborates with health care team in ensuring that patient/family needs are met
Determines the need for laboratory and diagnostic studies, initiates orders, and interprets results. Initiates appropriate and timely consultation and/or referral when problem exceeds the nurse practitioners scope of practice and/or expertise
Employs appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and regimens with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy
Promotes collaboration among members ofthe multidisciplinary health care team to facilitate optimal care for complex acute and chronic patients
Incorporates health promotion, health protection and injury prevention measures into the plan of care within the context of the complex acute and chronic illness
Prescribes medication in accordance with practice agreement with the collaborating physician; prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities
Assesses for multiple interactive and synergistic effects of pharmacological agents, including over-the-counter (OTC) preparations and alternative and complementary therapies, in patients with complex acute and chronic illness
Facilitates the patient's transition between and within health care settings, such as admitting, transferring, and discharging patients; coordinates discharge plan and follow-up of patients in collaboration with the physician
Submits billing levels at time of visit or procedure.Completes consultation, transfer, and discharge summaries as needed
Maintains current knowledge regarding state and federal regulations impacting NP practice
Utilizes internal resources (e.g. ethics committee, risk management, legal department) and external resources (e.g. professional organizations, government officials, community agencies) to facilitate the resolution of patient advocacy, moral, and ethical issues
Integrates the nurse practitioner role into systems, processes, and decision making to function fully within the health
Adapts performance of skills to meet the age and other population specific needs for patients/customers served
Develops, implements and evaluates the plan of care based upon individual patient and family assessment including age and other specific needs

Education

Master's degree in Nursing required

Qualification/Skills

Experience
Prefer at least 3-5 years of inpatient or critical care nursing experience

Skills
Ability to work as part of a physician/nurse practitioner dyad
Excellent teamworking abilities; professional image via appearance and conduct
Ability to communicate effectively with patients, staff, physicians, and the public
Advanced physical and psychosocial health assessment skills
Sound knowledge of adult medicine, and related diagnostic and clinical therapies
Ability to teach patients, families, staff, and students; knowledge of research methodologies
Competent to function as preceptor
Able to demonstrate ability to deal with high acuity/complexity and rapidly changing situations

Licensure/Experience
Formal education as a nurse practitioner in an area consistent with the patient population served
Current Registered Nurse License for the State of Minnesota
Certification as a nurse practitioner by appropriate professional organization
Minnesota prescriptive authority and DEA licensure
ACLS certification preferred

Work Schedule

M- F 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Location/Community Information

The City of Shakopee is located in the southwest corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, 23 miles from Minneapolis, on the Minnesota River. Residents of Shakopee enjoy both the atmosphere of a small town and the resources of a thriving metropolitan area. Incorporated in 1857 as a booming river town, today Shakopee is the county seat of Scott County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. The city has its own downtown central business district, regional medical center and business park and is home to regional entertainment attractions such as Historic Murphys Landing, Valleyfair Amusement Park, and Canterbury Park Racetrack.

Shakopee:
Located 20 miles Southwest of the Twin Cities
Population = 34,000
Service Area = 120,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune

Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Employment Type


  • Full-Time

Schedule Information


Hours: 40

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