Acute Care NP or Physician Assistant - Immediate Cancer Clinic
- Location: Phoenix, AZ
- Posted: Dec 29, 2019
The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced health assessment and decision-making skills, prepared through a formal educational program that meets criteria established by the profession. Nurse practitioners are certified by examination of an approved certifying body. This individual works independently and in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals to provide health care across the continuum of care for assigned patients. The Nurse Practitioner provides primary health and specialty-specific care to individuals and families, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention. This individual combines nursing care with aspects of medical care, focusing on the patient as a whole person. The provision of care includes, but is not limited to: comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescription of pharmacological agents and treatments, and non-pharmacological therapies. Teaching and counseling individuals, families, and groups are an important part of the Nurse Practitioner's practice. This individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs is required. The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner demonstrates leadership through involvement on committees and team projects, education, and research and actively seeks to improve the practice of nursing through performance improvement initiatives. The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is active in professional organizations and participates in community activities. The American Nurses Association (ANA) Nursing: Scope and Standards of Advanced Practice Registered Nursing, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, Rules of the Arizona State Board of Nursing are the basis for practice.
Level I Requirements:
In addition to meeting the above requirements, the NP must meet zero to one of the following:
-Spend at least 50% of days based at the hospital (rounds, service, or shift work)
-Perform specialized procedure(s)
-Provides evals and consults with indirect supervision at least 50% of days worked
-Spend at least 10% of days as First Assist in surgery
-Take call assignments (Primary and/or ED)
-Provide Weekend/Holiday Service
-Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and nurse practitioner program.
- Full Time