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APP Bus Health 2nd 3rd PRN

Company: St. Elizabeth HealthCare
Location: Florence
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Description:

The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- provides care and treatment to patients under the auspices of a designated physician through a collaborative practice agreement. Responsibility includes patient assessment, initiation and evaluation of diagnostic testing, documentation of physical findings, and formulation of treatment plan and prognosis based on patient's medical condition. In accordance with established collaborative practice agreement and evidence-based guidelines, the APRN obtains health histories, performs physical examinations, identifies problems, establishes goals, and formulates comprehensive plans of care for patients and teaches preventive health measures. Functions as a facilitator to coordinate clinical care, educate patients and families, and support collaboration between various disciplines and agencies as necessary. Demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with all patients, families, visitors and other employees regardless of cultural background.

Job Duties:

Direct Patient Care

Provide care to patients including assessment, comprehensive evaluation, interpretation of diagnostic data, and coordination of patient plans of care as well as staff, patient and caregiver education. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of St. Elizabeth Healthcare's clinical pathways (for appropriate area of practice) and applicable clinical policies and procedures. Demonstrates competence in patient assessment, prescribing of pharmaceutical agents, and utilization of evidence-based practices. Initiates medical orders including, but not limited to, orders for prescribing and dispensing certain medications within the APRN/ PA-C scope of practice as defined by applicable state law and established hospital protocols.


Organize and prioritize clinical responsibilities to maximize time, efficiency, and productivity. Implements and evaluates progress toward goals for prescribed plan of care based on protocols/guidelines/pathways. Provides patient care information to staff and collaborates with primary care physicians about the patient's progress. Participates in the quality improvement activities and community education.


Maintain effective verbal and written communication skills with all members of the healthcare team to promote continuity of care. Documentation in the patient's medical record regarding all treatments and interventions is clear, concise and completed in a timely manner. Interactions with all health care professionals are conducted in a professional manner. Keeps hospital staff/management informed of pertinent information. Provides educational sessions for facility staff as needed.

General Work Practice

Maintain a safe work environment, which is conducive to and complies with all state, federal, and facility and regulatory standards, policies, and procedures. Maintain a current collaborative practice agreement with applicable physician(s). Adhere to HIPAA guidelines, professional code of ethics and appropriate billing practices in executing role. Participates in the quality improvement activities and community education.

Health and Safety

Adhere to infection control, emergency, safety, fire and disaster plans and policies, completing required initial training and updates. Demonstrate consistent use of standard precautions and proper body mechanics. Participates in accurate and complete surgical counts. Follow OSHA guidelines. Provide a safe environment to protect patients, visitors and facility staff.

Clinical Research

Participate in the development, implementation, data collection and interpretation of clinical research studies and databases in area of specialty. Utilizes and communicates current research literature to enhance care and outcomes. Reviews and updates treatment care plans for adherence to current evidence-based practice.

Personal Growth and Development

Evaluate own educational needs and seeks to enhance knowledge base. Participate in professional organizations associated with area of specialty.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Credentials, Licenses:

  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Program and meets the requirement for certification/re-certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or master's degree in nursing with National Nurse Practitioner Certification in appropriate specialty area.
  • Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant (PA-C) in the state where work is being performed.
  • Requires Certificate of Authority and Standard Care Arrangement with collaborating physician to practice as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
  • Must have SEH medical staff privileges as an allied health professional.

Specialized Knowledge:

Demonstrated skills and knowledge as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in area of expertise.

Kind and Length of Experience:

Certification in appropriate specialty

Keywords: St. Elizabeth HealthCare, Cincinnati , APP Bus Health 2nd 3rd PRN, Other , Florence, Ohio

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