Provides appropriate patient care to include recording patient medical history and physical assessment, developing therapeutic care plan, ordering diagnostic tests, interpreting test results, discharge planning and providing accurate medical record documentation. (35%)
Communicates and coordinates patient care with patient, family, community health services and interdisciplinary team. Involves attending physician regarding plan of care and involves physician in clinical decision making of any issues that are outside the CRNP's knowledge base or scope of practice. (15%)
Prepares written prescription orders for drugs and controlled substances, administers medication and injections, sutures wounds and provides wound care. (10%)
Educates patients and family members regarding health and preventive medicine, medications prescribed, treatment instructions and recommends community resources as appropriate. (10%)
Triages patient telephone calls, provides monitoring and continuity of care. (10%)
Participates, develops, and implements performance and/or quality improvement initiatives. Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies. (10%)
Serves as the clinical expert and acts as a clinical resource. (10%)
May perform other duties such as daily rounding of patients, manage outpatient concerns and any other duty specific to specialty.
MSN from a PA State Board of Nursing Approved Master’s Program
National Board Certification for Nurse Practitioners through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Current PA State licensure as a Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority from the State of Pennsylvania Drug Enforcement Agency Licensure Registered with the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Post Master’s program, DNP
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