diverse population with high acuities with multiple co morbidities with lots of independence
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – June 8, 2017
Patient assignment is 8 to 10 patients working in acute busy hospital in conjunction with a hospitalist who carries a patient load of 18 and more patients. Responsibilities include managing patient care with emphasis on stabilization of acute problems with minimizing or preventing complications, with emphasis on safe discharge. Responsibilities include comprehensive history and physical examinations and with assessments, diagnosing, treating,
ordering, performing, and interpreting lab and imaging studies prescribing medications, durable medical equipment, and therapeutic interventions, encouraging health promotion, disease prevention, health education, and counseling. There is collaboration and communication with the interprofessional healthcare team.
I have learned how to work with different personalities and have developed good communication skills to ultimately provide the safest and best patient care and outcomes. I feel I can anywhere as the challenges are intense. This has been frustrating at times, but ultimately rewarding