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    Summary

    The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APN) practices at a high level of specialized knowledge, skill and proficiency. Teaching and counseling individuals, families, and groups are major parts of the APN's activities. APNs work autonomously as well as in collaboration with a variety of individuals to diagnose and manage clients' health care problems; and serve as a health care resource, interdisciplinary consultant, and patient advocate.

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    Responsibilities

      • APRN's are ultimately responsible for the patient's overall health care.

        • The APRN provides evaluation and treatment of the patient.
        • The APRN evaluates the patient assessing their physical and mental status. A progress note is written in the patient's chart. Staff Nurse Practitioner physicians perform outpatient medical evaluations and treatment.
        • The APRN's appropriately credentialed and privileged. They participate in various hospital committees, departmental and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the department and the hospital. They are also involved in continuous quality improvement through peer review process.
        • The APRN's are responsible for performing and supervising outpatient core procedures.
        • Participates in the upcoming system redesign and innovations required for the implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Home Model.
        • The Effective use of the nursing process to make practice decisions in an ethical manner.
        • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering care.
        • Provide primary care for common and frequent medical problems
        • Provides specialized care in the department in which assigned
        • Performs patient histories and physical examinations, orders and interprets diagnostic testing, diagnoses according to ICDM-9 codes and prescribes pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments
        • Execute prescriptive authority for both controlled and non-controlled substances
        • Write orders on outpatient settings to manage patient care
        • Give telephone orders to staff nurses in outpatient settings
        • Makes determination to suture/removes sutures
        • Order and monitor Anticoagulation therapy

    Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8-4:30
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581539300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.