At the UCHC, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in delivery of direct clinical care services involving medical therapeutics to high risk patients.
Works administratively under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade and under clinical collaboration with physician.
May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Considerable knowledge of adult anatomy and physiology; knowledge of different disciplines and disease states; knowledge of medication and their interactions and reactions; physical assessment skills; counseling skills; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in performing invasive procedures; ability to work independently; ability to work under pressure; ability to formulate plans of care; decision making ability.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience: Registered Nurse, and completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
Working Conditions: Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable and infectious diseases.
Incumbents in this class must possess a valid license to practice in the State of Connecticut, as well as maintain certification as an advanced practice nurse.
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, experience in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and/or Pulmonary Medicine.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Evaluates, assesses patient illness/injuries; performs physical examinations, and special examinations; takes medical histories; develops plans of care; intervenes in crisis situations or patient deterioration; provides routine and illness care; orders medications; orders diagnostic tests and evaluates results; performs invasive procedures, etc; assumes responsibility for patient follow-up, coordination, and referrals to other health care providers as necessary; maintains patient medical records; may develop policies/procedures; participates in or designs changes in the system of care delivery; may participate in clinical research; provides patient counseling/education; participates in medical student and health professional teaching; acts as a clinical consultant to peers and other health care professionals; performs related duties as required.
WORK SCHEDULE: This is a 60% salaried position, 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m., 48 hours/2 weeks, every third weekend and holiday coverage as required. 30 minute unpaid meal break.
MINIMUM FULLTIME SALARY EQUIVALENT: $86,681.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
Knowledge, Skills, Ability:
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