ARNP/Nurse Practitioner - Behavioral Hlth I/P (Job Id 1716)
Location US:FL:Lakeland Post Date 04/20/2017 Category Physician, PA & ARNP Close Date Employment Type LRH Employee
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 26.2 percent of adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Recognizing this need, we at Lakeland Regional Health have devoted ourselves in creating the best mental health facilities possible. We are dedicated to improving outcomes and helping people get well. From helping children and parents survive divorce, to treating depression, our licensed clinical staff provides a team approach to care. Under the direction of a board-certified psychiatrist, our mental health facilities provide in- and out-patient care to adults at all levels of mental health severity. Under the direction of our board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, we also provide services to adolescents who require mental health treatment. If you have a heart for those suffering from mental health disorders, please consider joining our mental health department. We have the following opportunity:
Work Type: Exempt: Yes
Work Schedule: Flexible Hours and/or Flexible Schedule Work Hours per Biweekly Pay Period:
Shift Time: Location: Medical Center, US:FL:Lakeland
Summary: S/he works as a member of a team committed to the purpose of providing the best patient experience and exceptional health care. As a credentialed member of the medical staff, the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner works within the scope of an approved practice protocol under the general supervision of a physician who practices at Lakeland Regional Health and with designated administrative oversight. Functions include managing the direct patient care of selected patient populations, utilizing the nursing process: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of assigned patients. Conduct initial assessments, performs procedures as privileged, prepares patients for discharge, complete History and Physical examinations, and Discharge Summaries. Assure timely updates of patient and family care plans. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise in a focus area, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, and change leadership. Functioning in this advanced practice role, the individual is accountable for collaborating with members of the health care team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies while maintaining current professional knowledge and competencies and contributing to the advancement of the practice of nursing at the unit/system, local, state, and/or national level. He/she shares responsibility for all aspects of patient care and team functions. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Detailed responsibilities: * People At The Heart Of All We Do - Fosters an inclusive and engaged environment through teamwork and collaboration. - Ensures patients and families have the best possible experiences across the continuum of care. - Communicates appropriately with patients, families, team members, and our community in a manner that treasures all people as uniquely created. * Safety And Performance Improvement - Behaves in a mindful manner focused on self, patient, visitor, and team safety. - Demonstrates accountability and commitment to quality work. - Participates actively in process improvement and adoption of standard work. * Stewardship - Demonstrates responsible use of LRH's resources including people, finances, equipment and facilities. - Knows and adheres to organizational and department policies and procedures. * Standard Work Duties: ARNP/Nurse Practitioner - Actively participates in team development, achieving dashboards, and in accomplishing department goals and objectives. - Manage selected patient populations according to the protocol of treatment established with the supervising physician. Performs history and physical examinations, develops and implements a plan of care. Observes, evaluates, documents, and reports physical and emotional reactions in progress notes. Prepare the patients for discharge, which includes prescriptions, completion of all documentation and follow-up care needed. Reinforce the plan of care with patients, families, and staff members through education and interaction. - Collaborates with nursing staff as teacher, coach, and mentor to ensure positive patient outcomes. Works with multiple disciplines to benchmark current and future practice; demonstrates skill in visioning, driving innovation, and motivating colleagues. Consult with the interdisciplinary team on clinical issues to achieve optimal patient outcomes utilizing evidenced-based findings and core measures. - Participate in research via one or more of the following: data synthesis, research utilization, and translation of research into practice and/or generation of new investigations. Demonstrate excellence in critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and effective communication. - Engage in clinical and professional leadership activities such as nursing shared governance, hospital-based committees, community, regional and/or national organizations, and specialty-based program development; promotes customer service excellence by personal example. - Promote use of current evidence-based nursing practice necessary for the advancement of patient care and nursing practice. Collaborates with nursing leadership to identify clinical activities to facilitate and mentor growth in professional nursing practice. - Perform patient procedures and treatments, as credentialed, under the direction of the supervising physician. Facilitate the nursing care of patients through prescription and implementation of advanced clinical practice, education, consultation, and research. Maintains patient comfort, confidentiality, privacy, and ethical decision-making; adheres to HIPAA standards. - Organize job functions efficiently and manages work assignments in order to effectively complete assignments within established time frames. - Select and monitors QI indicators that evaluate nursing interventions, nursing practice, and practice changes
Qualifications & Experience
Education: Essential: * Master Degree
Other information: Licenses Essential: Current license as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Certifications Essential: Per department or hospital requirements and relevant policies. Certifications Preferred: Board Certified as Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.