PreAdmissions Nurse Practitioner
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The PreAdmissions Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing comprehensive care to both well and sick patients across the age span. The Practitioner educates patients and/or their families in order to promote wellness, prevent health problems, maintain current health and intervene in acute or chronic illness.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Collaborates with physicians and nursing staff to assess, plan and implement individual care for the patient.
Completes daily progress notes on all assigned patients in a timely manner.
Performs daily rounds and addresses changing needs for medications and nutritional support.
Assesses parental learning needs and directs education and the discharge process.
Collaborates with a multidisciplinary team (pharmacy, social services, nursing, physical therapy) to enhance developmental outcomes.
Assesses the educational needs of the staff and provides educational in-services and updates as needed.
Assesses needs and provides outreach education to the surrounding rural communities.
Completes discharge summaries in a timely manner.
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Graduate of approved School of Nursing and Advanced Practice RN
RN and APRN license in Louisiana or mutli-state compact license.
NRP and PALS Certification.
Requires emotional stability and resilience; Must be adaptable to change, be decisive, and demonstrates foresight; Exhibits organizational and leadership ability.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Work may require evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and/or a flexible schedule depending on the needs of the unit/department/service.
Requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to deal with stressful situations and conflict resolution.
Must have normal hearing or utilize adaptive devices to listen with a stethoscope to discern breath sounds, heart sounds, bowel sounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.