The Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner shall have a collaborative
agreement with the Physician which grant the APN authority to
provide care to patients following protocols that have been jointly
agreed upon. The APN provides patient assessment, develops a
diagnostic impression, and plans the patient treatment under the
supervision of Hospitalist physicians.
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Assumes responsibility for quality of medical services rendered
Consults with Collaborative Physician as needed.
Follows all protocols as established with collaborative
Maintains current licensure and required continuing
Ability to appropriately assess patients with a wide range of
conditions of a sufficient level of acuity to require acute
inpatient hospital services.
Ability to perform an appropriate Medical History and Physical
Examination and to develop a diagnostic and treatment plan in
conjunction with the Collaborating Physician. Utilizes the
organization's electronic health record.
Ability to provide first call coverage for hospitalist service
patients including initiation of appropriate therapy under the
supervision of the Collaborating Physician.
a.) Graduate of accredited school of nursing with BS and MS in
nursing, including successful educational preparation as a Nurse
Practitioner to care for adult patients.
a.) Current licensure by Missouri State Board of Nursing
b.) ACLS preferred - required within 6 months of hire
c.) BLS required
a.) Past experience as Registered Nurse.
b.) Preferably has at least two years as an APN.
c.) Experience in a high acuity Hospital-based setting (such as
Intermediate Care or Emergency Department is preferred.