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Scope of the Job
The advanced practice provider cares for critically ill patients in the neuroscience intensive care unit while under the supervision of the attending neurointensivist physician. Advanced practice providers are given a level of autonomy consistent with their level of comfort and experience and ultimately achieve a highly independent practice with procedures, management decisions and the patient’s plan of care. This patient population includes traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, critically ill stroke and seizure patients and post-operative neurosurgical patients. The advanced provider is responsible for the collection and organization of clinical data, the bedside examination and documenting this in the electronic medical record. This role is shared with the residents and attending physician who is on service.
Establishes a plan of care with patient and family that maximize health potential.
Interventions based upon established priorities determined by collaboration with a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
Maintains a process for systematic patient follow up
Provides health education and utilizes community resources opportunities for the individual and/or family.
Facilitates patient and family participation in health and medical care providing information needed to make health decisions and choices.
Participates as a team member in the provision of health and medical care while interacting with professional colleagues to provide comprehensive care.
Maintains accurate, legible and confidential records.
Maintains flexibility regarding work schedule. Approximately 12 to 14 12-hour shifts per month with about half being overnight shifts. The advanced provider group works together to set their own schedule dividing the shifts amongst the team members.
Mentoring medical residents, ARNP students etc who rotate through the unit
University of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare Inc. - 14 months ago