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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Company: West Tennessee Healthcare
Location: Jackson
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Acute Care NP will work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide excellent patient care to a caseload of cardiothoracic patients. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, frequent assessment of critically ill cardiothoracic surgical patients, daily rounding, performing procedures consummate with training/experience with appropriate oversight, prescribing pharmacologic and non pharmacologic therapy as indicated and completion of clinical documentation. They will contribute to the accomplishment and support of the mission, vision and values of the West Tennessee Heart and Vascular center. The Acute Care NP models appropriate behavior to employees and provides leadership to the organization and nursing profession. Responsible for insuring all core measures are met. Responsible for the assigned shift as scheduled and is subject to call back as required by WTHC. Incumbent will report to the Executive Director and Physician supervisor.
Provides medical services and health education to adult and geriatric patients under the direction of the supervising physician.
Performs a complete physical exam, obtain a complete medical history and records findings.
Collaborates with the supervising physician in establishing/ reviewing protocols for managing the needs of the patients.
Orders and interprets necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to approved protocols developed with and under the direction of the supervising physician which may include the following: securing, recording and evaluating the health, psychosocial and development history of patients, ordering laboratory and x-ray studies, carrying out prescription drug orders under protocols, management of common or chronic illnesses, referrals, etc. Documents the processes of nursing care delivery.
Formulates and implements treatment plan for acute illness management in collaboration with the supervising physician.
Administers or gives orders to nursing support to administer medications and injections in compliance with state law and clinical guidelines.
Functions as a patient advocate, explaining the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of procedure(s) to patients, family and staff. Conducts follow-up care and coordinates care with other health care providers and makes appropriate referrals for continuity of care.
Maintains accurate and complete medical records in a timely fashion.
Demonstrates effective AIDET skills with patients, families and guest.
Provide educational counseling that will enhance patient care and preventative knowledge.
Contributes to a positive work climate and the overall team effort of the department.
Responsible for supporting staff in providing quality nursing care and promoting quality outcomes.
Support and guide a working environment that stays current with research and guidelines in cardiac medicine.
Performs related responsibilities as required or directed.
Similar care for the care of A2 patients

  • BSN and Master's Degree in Nursing with successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner Specialty or Physician Assistant as approved by the state of Tennessee.


    • RN license, APN certification for Acute Care and NCCPA Certification for Physician Assistant.

    • Current DEA license issued by the Drug Enforcement

    • Agency.Responsible for Continuing Education units annually

    • ACLS certification


      • Prefer two years of experience in a clinical setting.

        Requisition ID: 2022-51513
        Shift: Nights
        External Company Name: West Tennessee Healthcare
        External Company URL: https://www.wth.org/careers/
        Street: 620 Skyline Drive
        *F-Location Name w/o External ID: Jackson Madison County General Hospital
        *F-Location Name w/o External ID: Cardiac Mid Level Providers

Keywords: West Tennessee Healthcare, Jackson , Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Healthcare , Jackson, Mississippi

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