Tenet Health Care and Desert Regional Medical Center are seeking experienced Neuro Nurse Practitioners for a Neurology / Neurological Surgery position in Palm Springs.
This position will be 90% clinical and 10% surgical so no previous surgical experience is required. They are looking for a provider with more than 2 years of experience working in Neurology.
Schedule: The schedule will be 5 days a week; candidates must be able to work "nontraditional" hours.
These are the highlights of the position, but more information is available below. If you are at all interested, please submit a CV with your response.
The Neurosurgery Program’s Nurse Practitioner (NP) works in collaboration with, and is an integral member of, a multidisciplinary health care team. The NP has a clinical presence throughout the continuum of care and manages patients within their specialty service/practice under the direction and indirect supervision of their supervising physician, who may or may not be the Neurosurgery Program Medical Director. The NP has a strong foundation in evidence-based practice and education and has a responsibility for providing an environment of safe, quality care. The NP demonstrates advanced levels of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical and technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professionalism as it relates to interpersonal and general communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and takes responsibility for ongoing professional development and competency validation. This role is a leadership position and the individual is responsible for effective time management, resource utilization, cost effective delivery of patient care and demonstration of positive role modeling. Other duties and skills include, but are not limited to:
Telephone skills – must demonstrate hospital telephone etiquette by answering phones promptly, courteously and by identifying department and staff.Policy/procedures – is aware of and follows all hospital and department policies and procedures.Teamwork – promotes positive co-worker relationships through teamwork and cooperation. Understands and supports the needs of individuals in other departments and promotes conflict resolution. Shares information, work knowledge and experience with co-workers, physicians, and students in a non-threatening manner. Offers assistance and promptly responds to requests.Productivity – maintains high productivity and performs efficiently, regardless of whether the work volume is high or low. Appropriately prioritizes work activities. Responds to difficult situations with self-control and a positive attitude. Makes decisions independently and knows when to ask for assistance. Exercises good judgment and arrives at sound decisions.Clinical skills – Maintains clinical expertise to provide optimal patient care and act as resource to the staff. Demonstrates the necessary knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs. Act as a resource for staff and other hospital personnel. The NP will serve as an expert consultant in their specialty area. Participates in ongoing educational events.Act as a role model demonstrating the behaviors expected of staff relative to attendance, work quality productivity, and patient care.Act as a patient advocate. Communicates with patients and families on behalf of the team.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
The NP will have a broad spectrum of duties relating to patient care in the acute care, critical care, and ambulatory care settings including but not limiting to the following items:
Attend daily rounds with the neurosurgery team as needed. Develop a treatment plan based upon direction and guidance provided by the physician on daily rounds. The NP will actively participate in M&M presentations on an as needed basis as well.Perform and document in the medical record a complete history and physical examination for acute and complex chronically ill patients. Order and collect data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information, and diagnostic procedures where indicated.Monitor and evaluate patient’s hospital course, participating in patient diagnosis, management, evaluation, and plan. Order and evaluate daily lab tests, radiographs, and studies. Initiate written orders and consults based on the treatment plan.Assess and intervene in the general health care needs of specialty patients to facilitate efficient treatment of and effective recovery from the medical/surgical care provided.Promote health by providing preventive health education and intervention appropriate to patient’s age and medical/surgical problem and/or risk.Provide teaching and support to patients and families related to their specific medical problem and treatment and generate referrals to community resources as needed. Ascertain patient and family understanding of medical/surgical problem and prognosis. Provide detailed information to patients and their families regarding surgical/medical diagnosis, expected course and prognosis, and plan of care. Evaluate complex cases and establish a plan of care for rehabilitation. Facilitate and make referrals for support services that may include but are not limited to Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Monitor and evaluate patients for discharge. Evaluate and define discharge regimen, complete discharge exam, write discharge orders, dictate comprehensive summaries for co-signature, recommend follow-up and consult referrals.Perform extended role procedures as defined in standardized protocols and standardized procedures, including but not limited to the RNFA standardized procedure.Participate in specialty-specific research grants and studies.Maintains current professional licenses and/or certifications as and when required by state, regulatory agency, or hospital mandate.
The NP will function in the outpatient clinic setting providing episodic and hospital follow-up visits. The following items will be adhered to during clinic care:
The NP will monitor on-going patient complications while providing counseling and coordinating community resources as needed. They will continue to monitor medical/surgical care following hospital discharge.Evaluate new patient complaints and complete work-up as indicated, including review of radiographs, labs and studies.Provide telephone advice and referrals to patients.Complete DRMC and outpatient clinic records, including but not limited to progress notes, orders, radiograph requests, and study requests. Dictate records when appropriate.Perform standardized procedure functions.Works with Neurology and Neurological Surgery residents.
Masters Degree in Nursing
Current California RN license and Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Specialty Board Certification as an ACNP or equivalent in specialty area
Current California Furnishing License and DEA Number
Current American Heart Association BLS Certification (maintain current at all times)
Demonstrated clinical competence and leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to present self in positive and professional manner
Two years of clinical experience as a nurse practitioner
Ability to work nontraditional hours
MWWJob: NursingPrimary Location: Palm Springs, CaliforniaHospital Location: Desert Regional Medical CenterJob Type: Full-timeShift Type: 8 Hour Day Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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