Provides direct primary health care to patients, in collaboration with consulting physician and the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentials committee, to include identification, management, and/or referral of health problems.
Assists in the team effort to expedite the start of surgery in the urology operating room
Participates in the identification of individual pediatric patients for surgery
Ensures that patients/families receive appropriate instruction on disease process, appropriate therapy, changing health status, discharge planning, and quality care on a continual basis
Maintains effective interpersonal relationships with other team members in the Urology department, as well as Perioperative department
Receives direct supervision from the surgeon during daily clinical conferences, clinic hours, on the patient floor, and in the operating room
Exercises accurate and ethical prescriptive authority for Schedule III, IV, and V drugs as directed by the supervising physician
Run independent Urodynamics and Voiding Dysfunction Clinics within 1 year of being hired
Operating Room Duties 20%:
Prepares pediatric patients for scheduled surgery, including but not limited to: shaving and foley insertion, bovie pad placement, and prepping, positioning, and draping the patient
Assists in all pediatric urologic procedures
Performs intra-operative duties under the direct supervision of the attending surgeon: provides exposure and hemostasis; performs suturing and tissue handling; performs closure of incision
Ensures availability of required supplies
Performs necessary record keeping
Professional Duties 25%:
Collaborates with members of the multi-disciplinary team to provide direct patient care
Assists in the development and evaluation of unit based standards, unit/hospital based competencies, and methods to provide cost-effective patient-centered care
Assists the care team with patient/family counseling regarding adapting to and coping with changing health status
Promotes, has knowledge of, and utilizes current and appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical, psychological, and developmental needs of pediatric patients
Participates in ongoing personal and professional development, research, and education
Assists with teaching students, residents, and new employees
Other Duties 5%:
Demonstrates administrative responsibility for ordering supplies and equipment
Assures periodic maintenance of the same
Performs other related duties as assigned
Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills required.
Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments required.
Ability to interview and obtain medical information required.
Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire required.
Once licensed and as needed, willingness to apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number required.
Willingness to be privileged and credentialed through UCMC Medical Staff Office prior to start date required.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently required.
Strong organizational skills required.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skill required.
Proficiency in the use of computers preferred.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
Two or more years of clinical experience in a related area of specialty preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Current advanced practice nurse (APN) license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required.
Current registered nurse (RN) license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Direct patient contact or clinical care setting.
Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood.
Exposure to infectious material.
Exposure to X-Ray Producing Equipment.
High stress environment.
Irregular work schedule.
Requires use of personal protective equipment.
Sterile/clean room environment.
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