Eskenazi Medical Group
  • - Providers
  • IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Generous PTO, CME & Tuition Reimbursement

Eskenazi Medical Group (EMG) is seeking a highly qualified Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner to join its team. EMG is affiliated with Eskenazi Health and employs physician and advanced practice providers who support the Eskenazi Health system. A multi-specialty provider group, it strives to be a leading primary care provider serving all patients regardless of ability to pay or condition of health while advancing medicine through teaching and research.


Eskenazi Health is one of American's largest safety net health systems with more than 1 million outpatient visits each year. Partnering with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indiana. In addition to the 327-bed hospital located on its downtown Indianapolis campus, Eskenazi Health provides services at 10 federally qualified health care centers and multiple mental health sites and residential facilities located throughout Indianapolis. Eskenazi Health is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been highlighted as one of the nation's 150 best places to work by Becker's Hospital Review for four consecutive years.


Indianapolis offers affordable housing, excellent schools and a wealth of entertainment options, including a variety of amateur and professional sports teams, dynamic museums, live theater productions, symphony and opera concerts, a wide variety of shopping options and restaurants, and numerous outdoor festivals, as well as the famous Indy 500 race each May.


JOB SUMMARY 

The Nurse Practitioner plans, directs, and evaluates patient's health care at EMG venues. The Nurse Practitioner provides diagnostic as well as therapeutic intervention and evaluation, including diagnostic and pharmacologic intervention. Performs or orders selected laboratory testing, referrals to physicians as needed, writes prescriptions, and performs office procedures within the scope of expertise protocols and available equipment.  Works with physicians in the care and treatment of patients.

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 FUNCTIONS AND GENERAL DUTIES:

Clinical Practice and Education

  1. Provides a focused history, initial and ongoing physical assessment of patients: medical, physical and psychosocial status including data from all relevant sources:
    • Obtaining relevant health and medical history from patients and/or caregivers,
    • Performing physical exam appropriate for age and history, including comprehensive functional assessment when clinically indicated
    • Conducting preventive screening procedures based on age and history
    • Identifying medical and health risks and needs
    • Updating and recording changes in health status
    • Ordering, conducting and interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests
    • Maintaining follow-up on patient labs and tests
    • Identifying the needs of the individual family or community as a result of the evaluation of the collected data
    • Selects treatment interventions to promote quality of care while considering safety, effectiveness and cost
    • Formulating the appropriate differential diagnosis based on history, physical exam, clinical findings and diagnostic test findings
    • Developing care plan and communicating plan to patient, their care giver, or family
    • Evaluates patient responses in relation to care provided and the expected outcomes
    • Identifying non-pharmacologic interventions and prescribing non-pharmacologic therapies; identifying pharmacologic interventions and prescribing pharmacologic therapies when having approved prescriptive authority from the State of Indiana
    • Making appropriate referrals to physicians and other health professionals and community agencies,
    • Determining the effectiveness of care plans for documentation of patient outcomes and reassessing and modifying the plan that is necessary to achieve medical and health goals, communicates findings and plan of care to patient, their care giver or family

 

  1. Participates in quality improvement review on a periodic basis, including systematic review of records and treatment plans, helps disseminate findings and implement plans for improvement.
  2. Provides patient education verbally and in writing regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan to affected patients and family members.
  3. Serves as educational resource for other EMG staff.
  4. Serves as a member of various EMG committees dealing with healthcare.
  5. Completes and maintains written records in a timely fashion and in compliance with NCQA and Eskenazi Health standards.
  6. Ensures documents are accurate, comprehensive and in a manner that is retrievable
  7. Identifies patients whose illnesses are beyond the scope of practice and collaborates with department physicians or specialty consultants as needed
  8. Strives for improved patient care focusing on positive outcomes and cost effectiveness through the five primary roles of expert clinician, consultant, educator, researcher and leader
  9. Maintains clinical skills requirements based on collaborating physician agreement and demonstrated competency as evidenced through training or check off by collaborating physician
  10. Utilizes principles of performance improvement process to improve patient care
  11. Maintains a flexible schedule to meet the needs of patients, staff and system
  12. Utilizes prescriptive authority according to the Indiana statute and institutional guidelines
  13. Contributes to professional literature
  14. Carries out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession.
  15. Impacts patient care indirectly by developing, implementing and evaluating standards of care, clinical practice guidelines, policies and procedures and through involvement in practice committees. 

Integrity and Professionalism

  1. Adheres to the Nurses Code of Ethics and works within a Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice
  2. Demonstrates a high level of confidentiality and trustworthiness
  3. Acts in a way that promotes a positive, respectful, and supportive environment for patients, families, and coworkers
  4. Takes responsibility for quality of own work
  5. Continually strives to increase knowledge and skills and is responsible for maintaining continued competence in the NP role
  6. Maintains appropriate and up to date licensing, certifications, and continuing education
  7. Uses resources efficiently, conservatively, and is cost conscious
  8. Follows organization's policies and procedures
  9. Presents self in a professional manner
  10. Regularly attends and participates in staff meetings
  11. Supports the organizational goals and objectives
  12. Fosters a team environment among coworkers
  13. May provide feedback regarding clinic staff on performance and clinical competencies to the individual and management as needed

 

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 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 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
  • Collaborative agreement with affiliated physician group
  • Current Indiana Controlled Substance and Drug Enforcement Registration
  • Acute care and/or critical care experience 

 

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