Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care
Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Lafayette, IN

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Position summaryPromotes excellence in clinical nursing by providing direct patient care through consulting and in collaboration with the primary care physician and/or Medical Director. The Nurse Practitioner provides expertise in advanced clinical practice, education, consultant services and clinical research.

Essential Job FunctionsPatient Care Management
  • Evaluate patients and render care within the scope of practice outlined by the Indiana Nurse Practice Act.
  • Performs patient assessment through history and physical examinations.
  • Monitors patient response to current therapies and manages treatments accordingly.
  • Appropriately triages patient care.
  • Participates in the interdisciplinary care services team.
  • Documents care provided.
  • Works with Collaborative practice physician and/or Medical Director to ensure appropriate communication between the care services and referring physicians.
  • Ensures the patient status reports are timely, accurate, and consistent.
  • Available for inpatient and outpatient consults and possible patient referrals.
  • Takes call as assigned.
Planning
  • Meets productivity standards.
  • Assists with departmental performance improvement activities.
  • Assists with staff development programs.
  • Participates in community education programs.
Education
  • Serves as a resource to nursing staff, nursing students and other health care personnel in the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
  • Assists and provides direction to nursing staff with clinical decision making and priority setting.
  • Develops and implements educational information, materials, and programs related to staff or patient needs.
  • Provide patient education related to disease process and treatment plan.
  • Assists with data review, assessment, and communication of progress related to quality initiatives.
Knowledge, Skills Abilities
  • Effective and compassionate communication skills when dealing with patients, families, and health care workers.
  • Strong skills in critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Basic knowledge of pharmacology and regulations associated with prescribing controlled and non-controlled substances.
  • Practices sound methods of clinical judgment and ethical decision making.
  • Ability to act independently and collaboratively within the scope of NP practice to quickly ascertain and provide intervention to meet patient needs throughout the course of illness.
  • Serves as a clinical resource for the nursing staff, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Strong assessment and diagnostic skills required.
  • Experience in clinical quality improvement processes preferred.
  • Prefer 1-2 years clinical practice experience in internal medicine.
Minimum Position Qualifications
  • Education: Advance Practice Nurse degree - MSN
  • Experience: Previous clinical experience of one or more years in internal medicine or acute care is preferred.
  • Licensure/Certification: Current Indiana license and current nationally recognized certification by the ANCC or AANP. DEA/CSR
  • Other: CPR required

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