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Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Neurology is accepting applications for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work with epilepsy patients in an outpatient setting.
We are seeking a Family or Adult Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to provide care to patients with epilepsy. The successful candidate would preferably possess a minimum of 2 years Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) experience and must be licensed as an APN/RN or PA in Tennessee. Our NP or PA position is considered full-status (1.0 FTE/40 hours per week) with Vanderbilt benefits. Ideal start date would be on or before January 1, 2019. Daily work activities involve evaluating, educating, and managing adult patients with epilepsy in the outpatient setting.
The NP or PA should have a strong foundation in evidenced based practice/education and provide an environment of safe quality care. The NP or PA should demonstrate an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation.
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We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.
a. Performs and documents in the medical record a complete history and physical examination for epilepsy patients.
b. Orders and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures where indicated.
c. Assesses for risks associated with the care of the patient including: medication side effects, mobility, impaired nutrition, and fluid and electrolyte imbalance.
d. Coordinates care and collaborates with the Attending/Supervising physician as needed throughout the day.
a. Manages diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance, and supervision.
b. Formulates differential diagnoses by priority.
c. Diagnoses complications and orders appropriate interventions.
3. Formulates Plan of Care
a. Identifies expected outcomes from diagnosis, and formulates and documents a plan of care to address complex and chronic health care needs.
b. Utilizes evidenced based practice guidelines or protocols in an individualized, dynamic plan of care that can be applied across the continuum.
4. Implements and modifies plan of care
a. Prescribes diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions both pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic, and surgical, needed to achieve expected outcomes.
b. Manages further diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance, and supervision.
5. Communication and Collaboration
a. Maintains ongoing communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary health care team.
b. Facilitates and communicates with patient, family and staff to promote continuity of care across the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.
a. Documents/dictates key components of patient's progress via daily progress note, and clinic note where applicable. (H&P, progress notes, plan of care, problem lists, in medical record per specific patient).
b. Documentation is timely, meets care compliance standards and captures patient acuity.
7. Professional Practice
a. Demonstrates Professional Practice behaviors including but not limited to: preceptor/mentoring, education and instruction of students, nursing staff, nurses, graduate and novice nurse practitioners.
b. Seeks opportunities for active engagement in research and the analysis of evidenced based practice.
c. Actively participates in Grand Rounds, APN council meetings, faculty and clinic meetings, and MM&I presentations.
d. Maintains CEUs, and membership in a professional organization.
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