APRN: Thoracic Surgery

Memorial Healthcare System Pembroke Pines, FL

About the Job

  


Summary:
Provides primary or acute health care services for certain acute or chronic health conditions in specific populations in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.

 

Detailed responsibilities:
• Obtains patient history and performs assessment via observation, interview and examination. Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic studies. Performs preventative health assessments, screening, immunizations and care.
• Provides direct treatment and management of health conditions, including use of prescriptive authority and referral to other healthcare providers or community resources.
• Provides counseling and education of patients and their families/caregivers concerning preventative health and wellness, treatment options, and community resources.
• Provides care in the context of promoting age and culture-appropriate informed choices, shared decision-making and the right to self-determination.


Competencies and skills:
Essential:
• STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
• CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
• ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
• RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
• PATIENT SAFETY - NURSING: Complies with and ensures patient safety practices in the clinical setting.
• DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN OF CARE: Develops and implements a nursing care plan based on the patient's individual needs, an interdisciplinary approach, and evidence-based practices.
• PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.
• PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"

 

 

Education:
Essential:
• Masters

 

Education specialization:
Essential:
• Nursing


Credentials:
Essential:
• BLS Certification
• Advanced Practicing Registered Nurse - FL



Education equivalent experience:
Essential:
• Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program with specialization in area of practice.

 

Other information:
Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Required Work Experience: None. Credentialing required.

••This job requires Credentialing

 

 

Working conditions:
Essential:
• Bending and Stooping    80.00%
• Keyboard Entry    80.00%
• Kneeling    40.00%
• Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater    80.00%
• Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient    80.00%
• Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient    60.00%
• Lifting or Carrying > 75 lbs Non-Patient    40.00%
• Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient    60.00%
• Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient    60.00%
• Pushing or Pulling > 75 lbs Non-Patient    40.00%
• Reaching    80.00%
• Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm    80.00%
• Running    40.00%
• Sitting    80.00%
• Squatting    60.00%
• Standing    80.00%
• Walking    80.00%
• Audible Speech    80.00%
• Hearing Acuity    80.00%
• Depth Perception    80.00%
• Distinguish Color    80.00%
• Seeing - Far    80.00%
• Seeing - Near    80.00%
• Bio hazardous Waste    80.00%
• Biological Hazards - Respiratory    80.00%
• Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion    80.00%
• Blood and/or Bodily Fluids    80.00%
• Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens    80.00%
• Cytotoxic Chemicals    60.00%
• Gas/Vapors/Fumes    60.00%
• Hazardous Chemicals    60.00%
• Hazardous Medication    60.00%
• Latex    60.00%
• Computer Monitor    80.00%
• Needles/Sharp Objects    60.00%
• Potential for Physical Assault    40.00%
• Wet or Slippery Surfaces    60.00%

  

 

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.