UofL Physicians

APRN

US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
2017-2651
# of Openings
1
Category
Mid-Level Provider
Department
Psychiatry - Depression

Overview

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) provides assessment, management and outcome evaluation for Neurosciences patients for both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The APRN serves as a resource to educate patients, families, professional nurses, and staff; functions as a liaison between patient, family and UofL Physicians staff; and participates in clinical research. The APRN should demonstrate an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical and technical competency, sound clinical judgment, professionalism as it relates to interpersonal and general communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and takes responsibility for ongoing professional development and competency validation.

Responsibilities

  • Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of clients by means of interview, health history, physical examination and diagnostic studies for both inpatient and outpatient services.
  • Recognizes deviations from normal in the physical assessment. Works in collaboration with a physician in formulating treatment plans for health problems and follow-up.
  • Writes prescriptions for medication, blood tests, routine diagnostic and follow-up studies and therapeutic measures.
  • Requests written consultation from physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure appropriate and quality patient care.
  • Interprets and evaluates findings of studies/tests.
  • Relays appropriate information regarding patient care to the collaborating physician.
  • Evaluates the quality of care provided and recommends changes for improvement.
  • Initiates appropriate actions to facilitate the implementation of therapeutic plans that are consistent with the continuing healthcare needs of the patient.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary conference and ensures appropriate, quality care.
  • Provides symptom management for side effects related to oncologic treatment.
  • Assist with admissions.
  • Works both collaboratively and independently.
  • Maintains oversight of survivorship program and survivorship clinic. 
  • Shares clinical expertise with professional and supportive personnel.
  • Documents and reports care in an accurate, timely manner.
  • Works effectively with others. Collaborates with other health disciplines to ensure continuity and quality of care.
  • Promotes evidenced-based nursing practice/research by participating in clinical research and leading efforts in scientific inquiry.
  • Varied schedule.
  • Maintains professional certification in specialty area; attends and participates in national, regional, and/or local educational conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master of Nursing degree from an accredited institution.
  • Current licensure in state of Kentucky as an APRN.
  • National certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Current DEA certificate without restriction
  • CPR and BLS current

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual patient care appropriate to the age of patients served by demonstrative knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Communicates appropriately with the person served regardless of their age.
  • Initiative, communicator, problem solver 
  • Proactive - anticipates and plans for problems before they arise
  • Service Excellence – responsive, informs constituents of process, pleasant to work with, educates and provides timely, accurate information
  • Organized – manages time effectively, keeps tasks appropriately prioritized
  • Flexible – ability to change directions as needed for the good of the department or organization
  • Critical Thinking – ability to think through issues and identify appropriate options
  • Work Ethic – motivated, diligent, industrious and persistent in the workplace, stays on tasks to completion, works at a fast pace to ensure optimal efficiency
  • Maintains a professional appearance at all times.
  • Interpersonal – can build effective, strong working relationships with employees, colleagues, management, consultants, and media through trust, communication, and credibility
  • Team – ability to work with others, serve others, help others, lead others, mentor others, take directions from others in the interest of moving process and programs forward to the desired outcome. 
  • Emotional Intelligence – ability to not take issues personal, see the big picture in emotionally charged situations and respond in a mature, professional, composed manner
  • Self-Awareness – ability to reflect, understand limitations, and seek appropriate assistance and guidance
  • Judgment – exercises discretion and due diligence when making decisions and recommendations
  • Quality – is able to perform work in a neat, efficient, well-coordinated, well communicated manner with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism
  • Presentation – can speak in front of people to deliver necessary material or messaging

WORKING CONDITIONS

The office environment with frequent exposure to electricity, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, infectious waste, fumes or gases, radiation, occasional exposure to laser and constant exposure to blood borne pathogens and biological.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidates upon hire will complete an electronic I-9 verification.
  • Only those candidates whose experience best meets our requirements will be contacted.
  • University of Louisville Physicians is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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