Located minutes from Boulder, CO, in the charming community of Louisville, Avista Adventist Hospital is a comprehensive medical center that provides a full-range of medical specialties and exceptional health care to residents of Louisville, Broomfield and the surrounding Boulder area communities. With 114-beds, this full-service facility has been honored for excellence in cardiac, mom/baby and emergency care. It is also home to one of the area's top joint and spine care centers specializing in hip and knee replacement, as well as spine surgery. Avista is proud to be recognized for its award-winning New Life Center, the area's most innovative birth center and large Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery. In 2013, Avista was named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by Women Certified® (womencertified.com) for quality physician communications, nurse/staff responsiveness, superior cleanliness and referrals by other women. With some of the lowest turnover and highest associate satisfaction scores in the industry, Avista Adventist Hospital has an excellent local reputation for its supportive culture, visionary leadership, strong team and daily living of what it means to truly care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.
Job Description/Job Posting ID: 132940
Clinic/Department: 1250 AVISTA FAMILY MEDICINE ERIE
Hospital: AVISTA ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
Assumes responsibility and accountability for assessment, diagnosis, intervention and outcome to assure optimal plan of care, as applicable to the role. Performs advanced practice procedures commiserate with training and credentialing. Utilizes the nursing process to promote/restore optimal health and well-being of the patient. Has knowledge of community health concepts, principles of ambulatory clinical nursing care, case management and care coordination. Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating and collaborating with the healthcare team and the patient/ family, utilizes best practice to maximize patient engagement and patient self-management efforts. Promotes the optimal health, well-being and safety of the patient through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient care standards, guidelines and the State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrate personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission and core values.
Minimum Education Requirements
Graduate from an Accredited School of Nursing
Master's Degree in Nursing as Nurse Practitioner, from a nationally accredited postgraduate certificate program
Minimum Experience Requirements
One-year experience at an advance practice nurse is preferred
Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty
Current Colorado Registered Nurse Licensure; and listed on the Colorado Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) Registry.
Current BLS from American Heart Association required, ACLS or other certifications may be required depending on practice setting.
Board Certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, in applicable population foci and/or subspecialty.
Have Prescriptive Authority (RXN) or have Provisional Prescriptive Authority (RXN-P), if applicable for role with associated articulated plan.
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an *)
Exhibit advanced clinical knowledge and skills in all aspects of patient care. *
Completes comprehensive age and gender appropriate initial assessment based on patient's strengths, goals and needs, acute and chronic health conditions, environment, and psychosocial determinants of health. *
Demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge, synthesis of data, increased complexity of skills, interventions and role autonomy reflective of an advanced practice registered nurse education. *
Assumes responsibility and accountability for health promotion and/ or maintenance as well as the assessment, diagnosis and management of patient problems, which includes the use and prescription of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. *
Provide a scope of services across the health wellness-illness continuum, as defined by nationally recognized role and population-focused competencies as an advanced practice registered nurse. *
Assess patient's physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data. Evaluates patient's response and intervenes in a timely manner to ensure optimal patient outcome. *
Assess patient's ability to participate to the fullest extent by determining presence/ absence of barriers to active participation in the individualized care plan. *
Develop and implement patient plan of care and observe outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. *
Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions as an advanced practice registered nurse. *
Encourage patient engagement in the healthcare partnership through the use of motivational interviewing, evidence based self-management protocols, tools and teach-back methodology. *
Recognize the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for the patient's preferences, values, and needs. *
Provide relationship-based care in which the nurse strives to understand what is most important to the individual and actively engage them in all aspects of care. This care will be delivered with respect for cultural differences and the diversity of human experience. *
Contributes to continuous process improvement by taking an active role in patient experience and satisfaction. *
Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and Centura Health Physician Group policy. *
Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care.
Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional nursing process. *
Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care. *
Participates in the activities of an interdisciplinary care team that takes collective responsibility for proactively supporting patient's unity of body, mind and spirit as they relate to comprehensive patient care. The interdisciplinary team includes but is not limited to the primary care provider, specialists, third-party providers, patient, and nursing. *
Precepts and mentors new staff or advance practice nursing students as needed. *
Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education to improve care. *
Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance. *
Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and lifelong learning. *
Evaluates one's own integrity and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process. *
Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation in clinic based meetings. *
Demonstrates a strong understanding of the value of measurement and the importance of continuous quality improvement data. Use quality measures to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care. *
Participate in clinic-based Quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research activities. *
Use current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues. *
Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting. *
Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. *
Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner. *
Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. *
* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.
We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people of our communities.
It is essential that associates be able to support the values of Centura Health and interact effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors and staff. Each associate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to core values, standards of behavior and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor always.
CORE VALUES and STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
Integrity: Honesty, directness, and respect for commitments made.
Stewardship: Respectful use of all natural, human and financial measures.
Spirituality: Acknowledgment of its central role in facilitating mental, physical and emotional health.
Imagination: Creativity and innovation in all we do.
Respect: Respect for all persons and our Christian identity, heritage and missions of our sponsoring organizations. Excellence: Striving to exceed the clinical quality, customer service and cost performance expectations of our customers.
Compassion: Sensitivity and responsiveness to persons in need.
SECURITY ACCESS: CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
Staff may have access to confidential patient, associate and/or organizational information as it applies to their job responsibilities and must comply with the terms of Centura Health policies in protecting that information.
☐ Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift to 10 lbs. force occasionally)
☐ Light Work - exert/lift to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)
☑ Medium Work - exert/lift to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
☐ Heavy Work - exert/lift to 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or 50 lbs. frequently, and/or 20 lbs. constantly
☐ Very Heavy Work - exert/lift over 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or over 50 lbs. frequently, and/or over 20 lbs. constantly
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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