Head and Neck Surgery maintains a team of Nurse Practitioners to assist with both inpatient and outpatient clinical duties. This individual is a crucial part of the team that works with surgeons, nurses, and medical assistants both clinically and administratively. This individual also provides cross coverage to other NPs if needed.
The NP functions in an interdependent role by implementing the appropriate Standardized Procedures (SPs). By using the SPs the NP is able to change treatment regimen after observing signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to treatment, general behavior and physical condition and determines if they are abnormal findings (Ca Nursing Practice Act, subsection(b) of Section 2725). The NP will provide and coordinate the care of patients, provide patient/family education, promote safe continuity of care. The NP also participates in interdisciplinary and clinical rounds, provides education and support, as well as makes appropriate referrals. Document services rendered. NPIII is designated as an expert resource within the specialization or clinical experience.
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