Amazing Opportunity For A NICU Clinical Coordinator Nurse Practitioner
- - Providers
- IN, USA
- Full Time
- Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Vacation, CME & Tuition Reimbursement
The Clinical Coordinator Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will provide leadership and input into the issues surrounding APPS within the Eskenazi Health NICU. This position will function as liaison between NICU APPs and the Eskenazi Health NICU, Eskenazi Medical Group, and Eskenazi Health Family Beginnings. The Clinical Coordinator NP will continue to actively work within the NICU, but will have time set aside for administrative responsibilities.
The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) manages and coordinates nursing and patient care management for Eskenazi Health's Newborn Intensive Care Unit in collaboration with physicians/interdisciplinary team. The NP provides diagnostic as well as therapeutic intervention and day-to-day evaluation, including diagnostic and pharmacologic intervention under the direction of a physician. This position implements and coordinates a plan of care for patients to address the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of patients and families and serves as an informational resource to patients, families, and staff. The NP also makes appropriate physician and allied health care referrals.
Eskenazi Medical Group employees are expected to model PRIDE values (Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Development, and Excellence) and be positive representatives of our organization on and off the job. This earns the trust and respect necessary to serve all our customers with excellence. Employees proactively contribute to EMG's mission and professional goals: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Performs a focused history and physical assessment that includes data from all relevant sources
• Provides appropriate diagnosis/treatment and prescribes medications as necessary
• Provides patient education verbally and in writing regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan to affected family members
• Selects treatment interventions to promote quality of care while considering safety, effectiveness and cost
• Evaluates patient responses in relation to care provided and the expected outcomes
• Documents care in an accurate and comprehensive manner that is retrievable
• Identifies patients whose illnesses are beyond the scope of practice and collaborates with department physicians or specialty consultants as needed
• Strives for improved patient care focusing on positive outcomes and cost effectiveness through five primary roles of expert clinician, consultant, educator, researcher, and leader
• Models staff aspects of professional practice, problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking skills
• Maintains clinical skills requirements based on collaborating physician agreement and demonstrated competency as evidenced through training or check off by collaborating physician
• Coordinates the development of patient management tools (pathways, protocols) based on research findings
• Utilizes principles of performance improvement process to improve patient care
• Maintains a flexible schedule to meet the needs of patients, staff and system
• May utilize prescriptive authority according to the Indiana statute and institutional guidelines
• Maintains follow-up on pending labs and tests ordered for patients
• Conducts family teaching to facilitate adherence to the plan of care
• Develops and implements educational material
• Contributes to professional nursing literature
• Provides consultative services to health team members in conjunction with collaborating physicians and resident teams
• Critiques pertinent research literature related to specialty areas and promotes research utilization to improve patient care
• Participates in research and clinical trials as needed under collaborative physician direction
• Designs product evaluations and implements the findings with attention to cost-effectiveness
• Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental and institutional mission and goals; serves as a role model, mentor and change agent for health care providers
• Uses innovative techniques to effectively manage hospital resources to positively impact patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner
• Alters activities/behaviors to reflect/ensure adequate care; maintains age and job-specific competencies appropriate to the age of patients served (i.e. adolescent, geriatric, pediatric, neonatal, adult) as described in the area/unit age specific and/or job specific competencies
Integrity and Professionalism:
• Adheres to the Nurses Code of Ethics and works within a Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice
• Demonstrates a high level of confidentiality and trustworthiness
• Acts in a way that promotes a positive, respectful, and supportive environment for patients, families, and coworkers
• Takes responsibility for quality of own work
• Continually strives to increase knowledge and skills and is responsible for maintaining continued competence in the NP role
• Maintains appropriate and up to date licensing, certifications, and continuing education
• Uses resources efficiently, conservatively, and is cost conscious
• Follows organization's policies and procedures
• Presents self in a professional manner
• Regularly attends and participates in staff meetings
• Supports the organizational goals and objectives
• Fosters a team environment among coworkers
• May provide feedback regarding clinic staff on performance and clinical competencies to the individual and management as needed
• Serves as preceptor to new staff and students; educates staff in formal/informal presentations
Supplemental Job Functions:
• Complete scheduling for APPs working in the NICU ensuring adequate coverage at all times.
• Acts as first line of communication for the NICU APPs. The Clinical Coordinator NP will then report to the EH Lead APP, NICU team, and EMG leadership as appropriate
• Act as the liaison between the NICU APPs and the Family Beginnings Nursing Director, the NICU Medical Director, EH Lead APP, and EMG Leadership.
• Will attend Family Beginnings Service Line meetings representing the NICU APPs.
• Promote positive and effective communication between NICU leadership and the NICU APPs.
• Engages in evaluation process of the NICU APPs.
• Provide quality patient care in the NICU.
• Perform all responsibilities as required and outlined in the Nurse Practitioner job description (JD-600) and the NICU Addendum.
• Responsible for coordination/oversight of NICU nursing staff education in compliance with Perinatal Standards (50% of fte)
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
• Ability to assess system and patients' needs and function autonomously to develop and implement programs to improve patient care
• Ability to collaborate with other health care team members to enhance patient care across the continuum
• Demonstrates leadership abilities by serving as a mentor to influence patient outcomes
• Ability to conduct product, program and/or process value analysis including complete financial implications involved in implementation of the product or program
• Ability to review/critique pertinent research literature related to specialty areas and promotes research utilization to improve patient care
• Demonstrates excellent communication skills related to team development, group process conflict management and negotiations
• Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs
• Ability to use age-appropriate and cognitive skills detailed in the
department/area/unit job specific/age specific competencies
SKILLS, ABILITIES AND KNOWLEDGE TYPICALLY ACQUIRED THROUGH:
• Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a Master of Science degree
• Current Indiana license as a Registered Nurse or current registration with another State Board of Nursing followed by immediate registration with the Indiana Board of Nurse Examiners for license endorsement
• Expertise in the practice of nursing validated by five years of current clinical practice, including two years in the area of specialty practice and/or as Nurse Practitioner
• Collaborative agreement with affiliated physician group
• Credentialing agreement with Eskenazi Health within 6 months of hire
• Current Indiana Controlled Substance and Drug Enforcement Registration
• Maintains patient and family confidentiality
• Maintains protected health information in accordance with HIPAA privacy guidelines and regulations
• Assessment and management of infants, including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, day to day implementation and evaluation of an appropriate care plan in collaboration with the health care team
• Attends high-risk deliveries and neonatal transports
• Assists in developing a management plan for all admissions, discharges/transfers, and on all infants with acute changes
• Program development, adminsistration, and coordination of the programs students
• Serves as a resource person for the nursing staff and for the Pediatric Housestaff on rotation
• Assists with interpreting, explaining and demonstrating procedures and care plans
• Participation in support and development roles for the organization, education, orientation, scheduling, problem solving, mentoring and rewarding of NNP's/PA's
• Serve as a resource to all nurseries and physicians and NNPs who collaborate in the education of the student NNPs
Eskenazi Health system commitment: We will
Expect collegial and multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving from all providers working in our system.
Respect clinician autonomy where evidence for a standard of care has yet to be developed. Different approaches should be evaluated to determine the optimal ones, which should then be adopted broadly. Care pathways will be assessed based on quality/outcomes, effects on workflow, and costs.
Commit ourselves to improvement in quality, processes, and the work environment.
Share information openly regarding vision, mission, and strategy, and the progress towards meeting those targets.
Provide timely reporting on quality, volume, financial, and other operations metrics to providers.
Improve chains of communication between providers and administration to make decision making and problem solving as transparent as possible.
Promote Eskenazi Health as a superior learning environment for undergraduate, graduate, and practitioner education in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and other clinical specialties, and provider opportunities for clinical research with our patients.
Seek the input of providers to develop novel services for our patient populations.
Be a leader in promoting wellness among our providers, staff, and patients.
Support career development of providers through inclusion of them in project teams, research projects, and leadership development activities, including coaching and training in improved patient satisfaction.
Recruit and retain superior providers and staff (including those employed by EMG and IUHP) through actions that recognize successes, address provider engagement, and address low performance among staff and providers in a timely fashion.
Eskenazi Health has been named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2018 list of "150 Great Places to Work In Health Care." This is the 3rd year in a row now that EH has received this honor.
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