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Advanced Practice - Geriatrics position in Louisville, KY

Company: Archway Physician Recruitment
Location: Louisville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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**Nurse Practitioner Needed In Louisville, KY**

Job overview:

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) practices as part of the clinical operations team and may be providing direct patient care in outpatient/clinic, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and home settings depending on the nature of the assignment or providing assessments in SNF and/or home settings. The responsibilities include but are not limited to: geriatric assessment, medical history, physical exam, diagnosis and treatment, development of the nursing plan of care, health education, physician referrals, case management referrals, follow-up and clear documentation according to organization standards for quality, service, productivity and teamwork. It also includes the participation in clinical rounds and conferences plus in-depth documentation through written progress notes and summaries.

Key roles, responsibilities and performance measures:

Functions independently as a certified nurse practitioner for a patient population in collaboration and consultation with a licensed patient care team physician as part of a patient care team.

Independently assesses acute and non-acute clinical problems. Performs and documents physical assessments and patient histories, analyzes trends in patient conditions, and develops, documents and implements a patient management plan in response to the data obtained. This also includes assisting in the development of the nursing plan of care in addition to providing appropriate patient/ family/significant other counseling and education.

Plans patient care based on in-depth knowledge of the specific patient population and/ or protocol, anticipating and identifying physiological and/ or psychological problems commonly encountered including the consideration of the patients cultural background, level of understanding, personality and support systems. Serves as patient advocate.

Patient management includes the following: 1) writing admission, transfer and discharge orders; 2) ordering and interpreting appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies; 3) ordering of appropriate medication and treatments; 4) referring patients for consultation when indicated i.e. dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, endocrine, surgery, intensive care, infectious disease, hematology, psychiatry, social service, dietary, etc; 5) documentation through in-depth progress notes and summaries.

Works collaboratively with physicians, nurses, PT, social workers, family and key caregivers to transition the patient to a lower level of care as soon as medically appropriate.

Ideal candidate profile:

Current RN licensure and Nurse Practitioner Certification in the State required.
Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support required.
Board certification by AANP or ANCC is preferred.
Must have a current DEA number from the DEA for schedule II-V controlled substances.
***Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner in geriatric, adult of family practice setting.***
Demonstrated record of consistently achieving clinical performance metrics in current role.
Previous experience working with interdisciplinary teams

Keyphrases: gerontologist jobs, long term care nurse jobs, long term care nursing jobs

Keywords: Archway Physician Recruitment, Louisville , Advanced Practice - Geriatrics position in Louisville, KY, Healthcare , Louisville, Kentucky

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