Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.
Obtained a MSN and is board certified as a Nurse Practitioner.
Experience in the clinical area in which application has been made is desirable.
Encouraged to achieve certification in clinical specialty, if available.
Is a self-directed professional with the ability to make independent judgments in providing direct patient care.
Demonstrates ability in using the computer with Windows format preferred.
STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
Collects health data in a systematic and ongoing manner involving the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate.
Determines the priority of data collection based on the patient’s immediate condition or needs.
Documents relevant data in a retrievable form.
Orders and interprets diagnostic tests and procedures relevant to the patient’s current condition.
Conducts physical examinations.
Derives diagnoses from the assessment data. Validates with the patient, family, and/or other healthcare providers, if appropriate, and documents data and diagnoses.
Utilizes complex data and information obtained during the interview, examination, and diagnostic procedures in identifying diagnosis.
Identification of Outcomes
Involves the patient, family, and other healthcare providers in formulating outcomes from the diagnosis that are individualized and includes a time estimate for attainment.
Determines outcomes that are culturally appropriate, realistic, attainable and measurable.
Documents expected outcomes as measurable goals.
Identifies expected outcomes that incorporate scientific evidence and are achievable through implementation of evidence-based practices.
Supports the use of clinical guidelines linked to positive patient outcomes.
Identifies expected outcomes that incorporate clinical and cost effectiveness, patient satisfaction, and continuity and consistency among providers.
Develops an individualized plan of care with the patient and family involving appropriate health care providers to attain expected outcomes and to promote patient self-care abilities.
Develops a plan of care that establishes priorities, provides for continuity, and is documented.
Selects or designs strategies to meet the multifaceted needs of complex patient populations.
Participates in the design and development of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary processes to address patient care issues.
Contributes to the development and continuous improvement of organizational systems that support the planning process.
Includes the synthesis of patient’s values and beliefs into nursing and medical therapies within the plan.
Develops and implements the plan of care in a safe, timely, and appropriate manner and documents interventions.
Coordinates and collaborates in care delivery
Employs health teaching and health promotion strategies
Facilitates utilization of systems and community resources to implement the plan.
Supports collaboration with nursing colleagues and other disciplines to implement the plan.
Fosters organizational systems that support implementation of the plan.
Provides leadership in the coordination of multidisciplinary health care for integrated delivery of patient care services.
Coordinates system and community resources that enhance delivery of care across continuums.
Synthesizes empirical evidence on risk behaviors, learning theories, behavioral change theories, motivational theories, epidemiology, and other related theories and frameworks when designing health information and patient education.
Synthesizes clinical data, theoretical frameworks, and evidence when providing care.
Provides direct care including prescribing medications and therapies, consultation with/or referral to other health care providers.
Meets department productivity requirements and independently monitors own appointment schedule.
Designs health information and patient education appropriate to the patient’s developmental level, leaning needs, readiness to learn, and cultural values and beliefs.
Prescribes evidence-based treatments, therapies, and procedures considering the patient’s comprehensive healthcare needs.
Prescribes pharmacological agents based on a current knowledge of pharmacology and physiology.
Provides patients with information about untended effects and potential adverse effects of proposed prescriptive therapies.
Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attainment of outcomes and includes the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate.
Documents the patient’s responses to the interventions.
Uses the results of the evaluation analysis to make or recommend process or structural changes, including policy, procedure or protocol documentation, as appropriate.
Changes or modifies the plan of care, as appropriate.
PROFESIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
- Quality of Care
Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Medical Center. Participates in quality improvement activities.
Acknowledges that safety is a self-responsibility. Knows the physical requirements of the job and works within those guidelines. Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques.
Plans actions to promote safety. Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital procedure.
Participates in quality of care activities at the unit level.
Supports and participates in Shared Governance activities.
Utilizes the results of quality of care activities to initiate changes in nursing practice.
Obtains and maintains professional certification if available in the area of expertise.
Maintains Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
Designs quality improvement initiatives.
Evaluates the practice environment and quality of nursing care rendered in relation to existing evidence, identifying opportunities for the generation and use of research.
Adheres to Evaluation and Management documentation requirements and accurately assigns the appropriate E&M charge. (Accuracy monitored by periodic random chart review.)
Participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues.
Complies with mandatory continuing education requirements to maintain licensure and meet job requirements.
Seeks experiences that reflect current clinical practice in order to maintain current clinical skills and competence.
Uses current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance and increase knowledge of professional issues.
- Professional Practice Evaluation
Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.
Engages in performance appraisal on a regular basis, identifying areas of strength as well as areas for professional development. Takes action to achieve identified goals.
Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing practice.
Interacts with, and contributes to the professional development of peers and other health care providers as colleagues.
Contributes to an environment that is conducive to the clinical education of nursing students, other health care students, and other employees, a
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