Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioner
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) hired at the faculty rank of instructor (1.0 FTE) carries out duties related to patient care on the Urology Inpatient Service. These duties include inpatient assessment, patient education, care coordination and disease management as well as the provision of urologic consultation to other services. Close collaboration with the surgeons, resident staff and hospital staff will be necessary. This position will serve as an integral part of the Urology team providing care to a general patient population while on the Urology Service and during all transitions of care.
The NP works under the direct supervision of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides inpatient medical care services at the University Of Colorado Hospital School Of Medicine’s Division of Urology Division in the Department of Surgery.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties and responsibilities of the NP may include, but are not limited to the following:
Evaluate and manage patients who are candidates for Urology care and/or surgery. This includes obtaining a thorough history and performing an appropriate physical examination and ordering appropriate testing as well as management of patients with post-operative complications. Monitoring overall care and providing education about the risks and benefits of the surgical procedures is also expected.
See and evaluate patients in the hospital, provide documentation, an assessment and care plan for inpatient stay and discharge care planning.
Evaluate and manage patients with urgent or emergent complaints in conjunction with the primary surgery.
These duties will include inpatient responsibilities such as rounding, writing orders, discharge, patient assessment, patient education, care coordination and disease management.
Triage patient telephone calls and emails and provide consultation.
Provide monitoring and continuity of care for patients between physician visits.
Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
Support and uphold established organizational policies, procedures, objective related to quality improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control.
Provide urologic inpatient consultation in collaboration with faculty member and residents.
Participates in performance improvement activities; quality improvement and patient safety activities; assists in maintaining compliance with Joint Commission accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards including the code of conduct.
Knowledge of the professional, medical and surgical practice to evaluate and treat all patient care services in all areas of Urologic care.
Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.
Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine and surgery to provide on-going patient care.
Skill in taking medical history, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings.
Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence.
Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients and their family members, medical staff, residents, fellows, medical students, and the public.
Ability to maintain quality control standards.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
Ability to communicate clearly as an integral member of a team.
DNP preferred/MSN required from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse credential
Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Colorado
Admission to the Advanced Practice Registry of the Colorado Board of Nursing
Prescriptive authority required 1 year experience in specialty area
Current ACLS certification
Two years prior experience in the treatment and care of Urology patients preferred.
Internal Number: 14185
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