University Hospital Newark, NJ, USA
The primary purpose of t he Advanced Nurse Practice (APN) position is to be a skilled health care provider who has a written collaborative practice agreement with the Physicians in the Orthopaedic Clinic and is credentialed through the Medical Staff Office. The APN collaborates with the Practice Managers and Physicians regarding Standards of Care for the Orthopaedic Practice and mentors/supervises staff and students regarding management of orthopaedic patients through evidence based practice. Through the performance of comprehensive health assessments, differential diagnosis and the prescribing of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments, the APN addresses the behavioral aspects of illness and disease. APN practice promotes wellness through conducting research, providing education and impacting public policy and works autonomously as well as in orthopaedic teams as a resource and consultant. The APN is self-directed and purposeful in seeking the necessary knowledge and skills...