Position Summary: Provides advanced nursing care to meet the specialized physiologic and psychological needs of patients with acute, critical, and/or complex chronic health conditions. Performs comprehensive health assessments; order and interpret the full spectrum of diagnostic tests and procedures; use a differential diagnosis to reach a medical diagnosis; and orders, provides, and evaluates the outcomes of interventions.
Knowledge of: APRN scope of practice and core competencies; current evidence and standards of advanced practice nursing care within specialty area to include regular maintenance through continuing education; Medical staff and Advanced Practice Professional bylaws, rules and regulations; hospital practice and documentation standards; department and hospital policies and procedures; patient rights; workplace safety; infection prevention; storage, use, and disposal of hazardous materials; emergency response; etc.
Skill in: Caring for the patient with acute, critical or complex chronic illnesses; advanced assessment, collecting, integrating data, physical exam, diagnostic tests and procedures, synthesis of diagnostic data, identifying goals and outcomes, developing a plan of care, implementing treatments, prescribing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions consistent with the plan of care and the APRN's education, practice, facility and state regulatory requirements), evaluating patient's progress toward attainment of goals and outcomes.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, including stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, and strength to examine and treat varied patients, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Education/Experience: Master's or Doctorate Degree in nursing from an accredited APRN program and two years of related clinical experience in nursing.
Licensing/Certification Requirements: Current License by the Nevada State Board of Nursing to Practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Nevada State Board of Pharmacy License to prescribe medications; DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate. Must meet criteria for credentialing by the UMC Medical Staff. Basic Life support (BLS) certification. May require one or more Certifications in the Specialty Area assigned based on the patient population.
2 - 5 years of Critical Care and / or Trauma ICU experience a must
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The UMC DifferenceUniversity Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest level of health care possible by maintaining its ongoing commitment to personal, individualized care for each patient.Through the latest treatment techniques, comfortable surroundings and a dedicated staff, that commitment is expressed every day, in every area of the hospital.Top-of-the-Line TechnologyUniversity Medi...cal Center is the state-designated Level I Trauma Center for Southern Nevada, as well as the only advanced facility to offer a specialized team of medical professionals prepared to respond to the needs of the severely injured 24 hours a day. UMC also houses the state's only burn care facility -- the Lions Burn Care Center and operates a comprehensive free-standing unit devoted solely to physical medicine and rehabilitation. From sophisticated Orthopedics and Neurological Units to our Ambulatory Surgical Center, UMC is dedicated to meeting your health care needs every day by giving technology a tender touch. Know How Much We CareUMC's most valuable resource is, by far, its people. Our staff members--from volunteer to highly-specialized physician--listen to the needs of each and every patient and are dedicated to giving the attention and respect they deserve. At the very heart of patient care is our devoted nursing staff. Our nurses minister not only to the physical needs of patients, but also to the unique emotional needs of patient and family members. This exceptional sensitivity and expertise, combined with progressive technology and education, keep University Medical Center moving toward the future as a top choice for all health care needs within the community.