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Category: Nursing Professionals
Facility: IHA Administration
Department: Quality and Performance Improvement
Schedule: Full Time
Hours: 32 Hours
Job Details: Master's Degree
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
1 - 3 years of experience required

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

 

The Advanced Practice Practitioner - Home Based Care performs home-based geriatric assessment and care management for individuals aged 65 or older. In collaboration with the social worker, care manager, primary care physician and the interdisciplinary team, the APP evaluates an older adult's medical and functional status and works to implement a plan of coordinated care that supports the individual's goals, strengths and preferences. The APP is expected to provide expert, quality and comprehensive geriatric nursing care to vulnerable older adults who are at risk for geriatric complications and functional decline. By engaging and educating families and caregivers in the older adult's care, the APP works to promote the individual's maximum functioning and quality of life.  The APP operates within the standards of care and scope of practice as defined by the State of Michigan.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1.      Performs comprehensive and interval history and physical exams of patients, identifies preventive health measures and/or establishes priorities of care for the presenting problem within prescribed guidelines and instructions of supervising Physician.

2.      Performs Medicare Wellness Visits per CMS guidelines.

3.      Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs.

4.      Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient's condition; documents patient visit appropriately in the electronic medical record (EMR).

5.      Assists in the development of a treatment plan and appropriate follow-up; discusses case with Physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.

6.      Educates patient regarding the diagnosis; reviews treatment plan.

7.      Submits health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by Physician.

8.      Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.

9.      Refers patients to Physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment.

10.   Keeps current on new knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, professional literature, or other training and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice.

11.   Assumes additional duties as needed and works within scope of licensure.

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

1.     Creates a positive, professional, service-oriented work environment for staff, patients and family members by supporting the IHA CARES mission and core values statement.

2.     Must be able to work effectively as a member of the hospital clinical care team.

3.     Successfully completes IHA's "The Customer" training and adheres to IHA's standard of promptly providing a high level of service and respect to internal or external customers.

4.     Maintains knowledge of and complies with IHA standards, policies and procedures, including IHA's Employee Handbook.

5.     Maintains complete knowledge of office services and in the use of all relevant office equipment, computer, and manual systems.

6.     Maintains strict patient and employee confidentiality in compliance with IHA and HIPAA guidelines.

7.     Serves as a role model, by demonstrating exceptional ability and willingness to take on new and additional responsibilities.  Embraces new ideas and respects cultural differences.

8.     Uses resources efficiently. Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.

9.     Responsible for ongoing professional development – maintains appropriate licensure and continuing education credentials, participates in available learning opportunities.

 

 

MEASURED BY:

Performance that meets or exceeds IHA CARES Values expectation as outlined in IHA Performance Review document, relative to position.

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)

 

1.       Master's degree in Nursing

2.       Unrestricted State of Michigan Nurse Practitioner license

3.       Certified through the National board depending on specialty; preferred board certified in Geriatrics

4.       State of Michigan license as a RN and specialty certification as a Nurse Practitioner

5.       Current CPR certification

6.       Maintenance of a valid driver's license and automobile insurance is necessary as travel is required.

 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS (ABILITIES & SKILLS):

1.     Demonstrated competency in obtaining accurate patient vital statistics (height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, etc.) and patient health history.

2.     Proficient in medical terminology.

3.     Proficiency in operating a standard desktop and Windows-based computer system, including but not limited to, electronic medical records/templates, NextGen, Microsoft Office, Outlook, email, e-learning, intranet and computer navigation. Ability to use other software as required while performing the essential functions of the job.

4.     Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal forms, including proper phone etiquette. Able to provide legible communication. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings. Presents numerical data effectively.

5.     Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 

6.     Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment; courteous and friendly demeanor. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

7.     Ability to work effectively with various levels of organizational members and diverse populations including IHA staff, providers, patients, vendors, patients' family members, outside customers and community groups.

8.     Ability to cross-train in other areas of practice in order to achieve smooth flow of all operations.

9.     Good organizational and time management skills to effectively juggle multiple priorities, time constraints and ever-changing medical situations.

10.   Ability to exercise sound judgment and timely problem-solving skills. Makes medical decisions as required by position. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

11.   Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

12.   Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

13.   Ability to perform mathematical calculations needed during the course of performing basic job duties, i.e.: calculating proper dosages.

14.   Knowledge of the compliance aspects of clinical care and patient privacy and best practices in medical office operations.

15.   Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

16.   Ability to handle patient and organizational information in a confidential manner.

17.   Ability to travel to patients' home/practice sites and meeting and training locations.

18.   Successful completion of IHA competency-based program within introductory and training period. 

 

 

MINIMUM PHYSICAL EXPECTATIONS:

 

1.     Physical activity that often requires keyboarding, phone work and charting.

2.     Physical activity that often requires time working on a computer.

3.     Physical activity that often requires lifting over 50 lbs.

4.     Physical activity that often requires handling and lifting patients, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, climbing, kneeling and/or twisting.       

5.     Physical activity that sometimes requires lifting, pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.

6.     Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust and focus. 

7.     Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment.

8.     Must hear and speak well enough to conduct business over the telephone or face to face for long periods of time in English.

 

 

MINIMUM ENVIRONMENTAL EXPECTATIONS:

This job operates in a medical facility and requires regular walking to various locations around the hospital/clinic. Employees will be working where there is patient care equipment. Hazardous materials, including blood borne pathogens and bodily fluids are also present. Exposure to sharps, x-rays, patients' conditions and some unpleasant sights, smells and contagious diseases are possible.  This position requires significant interaction with people (many of whom are scared, hurt and/or ill) which can be stressful and result in competing priorities.



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