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Nurse Practitioner - Per Diem

Company: Albany Medical Center
Location: Westerlo
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Department/Unit: Emergency Medicine General Work Shift: Per Diem (United States of America) The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a nurse who, through clinical experience, study and supervised practice in patient care at the masters or doctoral level, has gained expertise in a specific specialty area of patient care services. The NP demonstrates the advanced knowledge, skills, and credentialing required to function in advanced practice and expanded specialty nursing. The NP has the responsibility and accountability for the assessment and management of patients, including ordering diagnostic tests, consultations, therapeutic interventions and the day to day implementation and evaluation of an appropriate plan of care. As an advanced practitioner, the NP is essential to the case management of patient with specialized health needs. The NP works in collaboration with the attending physician, primary nurse and other health care providers to provide family centered care. The NP is responsible and accountable for the development and application of specialty practice standards, and research to enhance the quality of care to the patient and the patient's family. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, principles or theories of neurology, microbiology, physiology, psychology, human disabilities, pharmacology, gerontology, human growth and development, human developmental disease, and medical terminology as appropriate in the care setting and as appropriate for level of medical licensure.
  • Conduct patient assessments and complete physical examinations, collect clinical data including vital signs, collecting specimens, prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments, order and interpret medical laboratory test results, diagnose medical condition of patient, administer medications or treatments and perform minor surgery.
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Complete accurate patient coding for effective billing, maintain accurate and detailed patient medical reports, and maintain inventory of medical supplies and instruments.
  • Serve as a resource and team leader during clinical shifts to ensure the smooth flow of patient processing, treatment and discharge including patient triaging.
  • Act as a mentor to new staff and/or physician assistant students. Qualifications:
    • Master's Degree of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program - required
    • Able to quickly master all aspects of a computerized medical recordkeeping and billing system.
    • Must project a professional image and earn the confidence of others.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.
    • Must be HIPAA compliant at all times.
    • NP - Nurse Practitioner - Licensed Upon Hire - required
    • ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support Upon Hire - required
    • BCLS - Basic Life Support Upon Hire - required Physical Demands
      • Standing - Constantly
      • Walking - Constantly
      • Sitting - Rarely
      • Lifting - Frequently
      • Carrying - Frequently
      • Pushing - Occasionally
      • Pulling - Occasionally
      • Climbing - Occasionally
      • Balancing - Occasionally
      • Stooping - Frequently
      • Kneeling - Frequently
      • Crouching - Frequently
      • Crawling - Occasionally
      • Reaching - Frequently
      • Handling - Frequently
      • Grasping - Frequently
      • Feeling - Constantly
      • Talking - Constantly
      • Hearing - Constantly
      • Repetitive Motions - Constantly
      • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Constantly Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center! Albany Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that: Access to information is based on a "need to know" and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Medical Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification. Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!--- Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer. This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that: Access to information is based on a "need to know" and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Keywords: Albany Medical Center, Albany , Nurse Practitioner - Per Diem, Healthcare , Westerlo, New York

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