Nurse Practitioner - NP- Downtown Denver - Part-time

Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Posted: 8/13/2019
  • Shift: Day Shift
  • Job Number: 19006442
  • Location: Greater Denver, CO

The Advanced Practice Provider works in collaboration with physicians to provide examinations, diagnosis, and treatment of both chronic and episodic disorders.
 
The Advanced Practice Provider provides the care and treatment of patients within the scope of practice defined and agreed to by medicine, nursing, and administration. An incumbent seeks the expert opinion or advice of a physician whenever the incumbent decides a case falls outside the scope authorized by policies and protocol. The APP plans and implements and a physician reviews and confirms health care goals for patients.
 
The APP remains responsible for the patient throughout the course of the treatment, provides the physical examination, the diagnosis, and the health care plan, determines when the patient has recovered, and releases the patient. The APP may refer the patient to physicians for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment but retains responsibility for clinical management as well as any subsequent modification.
  • Assumes ongoing responsibility for each patient from discovery of the disorder to recovery.
  • Performs complete physical examinations, including ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations.
  • Diagnoses and treats both chronic and episodic disorders including complications of otherwise normal processes such as pregnancy or childhood development.
  • Establishes and documents the health care plan and prognosis, maintaining records of each case that are sufficiently complete for any physician reviewing them to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.
  • Initiates drug therapy, taking responsibility for such therapy when performed prior to consultation with a physician.
  • Determines when the patient has recovered from the disorder and releases the patient.
  • Attend and participate in clinical team conferences regarding patient progress, problems and needs.
  • Act in compliance with hospital, regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
  • Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.  
  • Adheres to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.

    • Master's Degree graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, required
    • Valid license/certificate as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of practice, required
    • Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, required
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required
    • One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred
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    • Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program is required
    • Current Physician Assistant license in state of practice is required. 
    • Current prescriptive privileges in state of practice is required.
    • Current DEA licensure is required. 
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is required
    • Bilingual Spanish, preferred

 


About the area

If you are a collaborative provider who puts patients first, you’re an excellent fit for SCL Health’s mission-based not-for-profit health ministry. You’ll find you can deliver big-city medicine with high acuity throughout Denver’s welcoming communities. Join us here at SCL Health, delivering holistic care that heals patients — mind, body and spirit.

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Katie Happ

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