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Nurse Practitioner, SICU

Company: UMass Memorial Health Care
Location: Worcester
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care Department: Critical Care Patient Settings Posting Date: November 3 2021 Status: Exempt Shift: Mixed Hours: 40 Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - Position Summary: Conducts comprehensive health assessments, demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill in the diagnosis and treatment of complex responses of individual, families, and communities to actual or potential health problems. Formulates clinical decisions to manage acute and chronic illnesses and promote wellness. Integrates education, research and management, leadership and consultation into clinical role and functions in collegial relationships with nursing peers, physicians, professionals and others who influence the health care environment. Provides health care in accordance with standards of practice as delineated by state practice guidelines and national board certification organizations. Major Responsibilities: * Provides diagnostic and assessment services. Secures a health history from patient and/or family, records findings, and evaluates them. Performs a complete in-depth physical examination. Orders/performs pertinent diagnostic tests based on age and history. * Analyzes data collected to determine health status and identify differential diagnoses based on history, physical exam, and clinical findings. * Partners with physicians regarding proposed plan of care. Formulates this plan of care with the patient. * Manages therapeutic regime as outlined by established protocols for patients with acute illnesses. (Protocols are guidelines concerning patient care that are established between the physician and nurse practitioner. The guidelines outline subjective and objective findings, treatment plan and follow-up). Reassesses and modifies plan as necessary to achieve medical and health goals. Confers with physician for clinical direction as outlined by protocols. * Documents patient care outcomes to determine effectiveness of plan of care. Communicates outcomes with physician. Critical Care Nurse Practitioners: * Graduate of an approved Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (ACNP) and has passed the ACNP board certification. * Under the supervision of designated collaborating physicians, conduct comprehensive health assessments, analyze date and formulate clinical decisions to manage acute and chronic illnesses. * Perform procedures such as central line placement, insertion of arterial catheters, lumbar punctures, paracentesis and thoracentesis. * Provide patient education and therapeutic management of the family in crisis related to critical illness. Position Qualifications: License/Certification/Education: Required: * Masters or doctoral degree. * Graduate of approved Nurse Practitioner program with certification. * Current Massachusetts license. Experience/Skills: Preferred: * 3-5 years of experience. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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