Nurse Practitioner - Thomas More Family Medicine - Canon City, CO
May 13, 2018
Canon City, Colorado
St. Thomas More Hospital, a 25- acute care/critical access facilty, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communtites. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. St. Thomas More was rated five stars by Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2017), Hip Fracture Treatment (2017), and Treatment of Sepsis (2017). Our physicians specialize in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric health services. Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and the entrance to the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state's best hiking, widllife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visitinghttp://www.stmhospital.org/.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for rapid assessment, nursing diagnosis and works with MD partners to assure safe patient diagnostic testing and optimal plan of care. Performs advanced practice procedures. Utilizes the nursing process to promote/restore optimal health and well-being of the patient. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.
Graduate of Accredited School Of Nursing.
Masters degree in Adult Nurse Practitioner or related degree
work experience requirements
1 year experience in a clinical setting
RN license in the sate of Colorado
Current Registered member of the Colorado Advanced Practice Registry.
Current BLS certification required from American Heart Association
Position duties (essential functions, INCLUDE % OF TIME)
DOCUMENTATION - 25%
Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.
Documents ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner.
Assesses patient/family learning style and appropriately teach and document understanding.
PLAN OF CARE – 25%
Engages patient/family to foster commitment to comply with plan of care.
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to develop and implement holistic, individualized plan of care.
Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and hospital policy.
Assess patients' physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, reviews of records and clinical data.
Evaluates patient's response and intervene in a timely manner to ensure optimal patient outcome.
Effectively performs a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to Treadmill testing, stress testing, 12-Lead EKG interpretation.
Assess for appropriate diagnostic intervention.
SAFETY – 25%
Implements patient plan of care and observes outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and physician direction.
Ensures safety of each patient in least restrictive manner.
PATIENT ADVOCATE – 25%
Serves as patient advocate. Anticipates needs of provider, staff patient and family.
Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective delivery of patient care.
Demonstrates proficiency in monitoring patients undergoing cardiac testing and emergency intervention per ACLS/ACC guidelines when needed.
Participates in community-based activities.
* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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