Altru Health System

Nurse Practitioner- General & Vascular Surgery

Location
Grand Forks, ND
Salary
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Posted
Nov 10, 2020
Ref
26650
Industry
Healthcare
Role
Nurse
Job Type
Long-Term
Job Summary

The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with physicians, as necessary, to verify diagnosis, identify high-risk situations or alerts to changes in patient's status and takes appropriate action. The assistant administers medication and performs procedures within the scope of practice. This position provides patient/patient's family with appropriate education and follow-up care and/or referral to other health care resources.
Essential Job Functions
Obtains comprehensive medical histories, performs physical examinations/assessments and initiates admission orders as appropriate.

Provides patient/patient's family with appropriate education based on the patient's condition and identifies needs in order to optimize understanding. Provides health maintenance and disease management counseling to patients.

Provides medical management and/or other interventions for acute and chronic health problems.

Implements a plan of care and performs procedures according to the Advanced Practitioner's education, training, experience and competencies. Refers patient to specialists and/or therapists when appropriate and in a timely manner, ensuring continuity of care.

Orders and interprets lab studies and diagnostic tests to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment as appropriate. Notifies patients promptly of test results. Collaborates with physicians, as necessary, to verify diagnosis, identify high-risk situations, or alerts to changes in patient's status and takes appropriate action.

Writes orders for prescription medication under the established protocol.

Serves as a liaison and a resource for physician, health care team members, patients and families.

Participates in plans for health promotion, prevention and maintenance for the Altru Health System, the community and region.

Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
    • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
    • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
    • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.
License, Certification & Registration
Title

Credentialing Body

Timeframe When Needed

Verified By

Nurse Practitioner

North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement

Prior to Start Date

HR Primary Sources

Basic Life Support (BLS)

American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue

Within 2 Months of Start Date

Learning Management System

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue

Preferred

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue

Preferred

Experience
Experience

Required/Preferred

A minimum of 1 year of related experience

Preferred

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