Nurse Practitioner - VSC
Company: Baton Rouge General
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: February 12, 2024
JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: To provide direct care for patients under
the direction of physicians while following established protocols
and procedures for nursing care standards and appropriate to the
needs of the age population served, as defined in the department's
scope of service.
CRITERIA A: Everyday Excellence Values - Employee demonstrates
Everyday Excellence values in the day-to-day performance of their
---Demonstrates courtesy and caring to each other, patients and
their families, physicians, and the community.
---Takes initiative in living our Everyday Excellence values and
---Takes initiative in identifying customer needs before the
---Participates in teamwork willingly and with enthusiasm.
---Demonstrates respect for the dignity and privacy needs of
customers through personal action and attention to the environment
---Keeps customers informed, answers customer questions and
anticipates information needs of customers.
CRITERIA B: Corporate Compliance - Employee demonstrates commitment
to the Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest Guidelines, and the
GHS Corporate Compliance Guidelines.
---Practices diligence in fulfilling the regulatory and legal
requirements of the position and department.
---Maintains accurate and reliable patient/organizational
---Maintains professional relationships with appropriate officials;
communicates honesty and completely; behaves in a fair and
nondiscriminatory manner in all professional contacts.
CRITERIA C: Personal Achievement - Employee demonstrates initiative
in achieving work goals and meeting personal objectives.
---Uses accepted procedures and practices to complete assignments.
Uses creative and proactive solutions to achieve objectives even
when workload and demands are high.
---Adheres to high moral principles of honesty, loyalty, sincerity,
---Upholds the ethical standards of the organization.
CRITERIA D: Performance Improvement - Employee actively
participates in Performance Improvement activities and incorporates
quality improvement standards in his/her job performance.
---Optimizes talents, skills, and abilities in achieving excellence
in meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
---Initiates or redesigns to continuously improve work
---Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve approaches to work
---Willingly participates in organization and/or department quality
CRITERIA E: Cost Management - Employee demonstrates effective cost
---Effectively manages time and resources
---Makes conscious effort to effectively utilize the resources of
the organization - material, human, and financial.
---Consistently looks for and uses resource saving processes.
CRITERIA F: Patient & Employee Safety - Employee actively
participates in and demonstrates effective patient and employee
---Employee effectively communicates, demonstrates, coordinates and
emphasizes patient and employee safety.
---Employee proactively reports errors, potential errors, injuries
or potential injuries.
---Employee demonstrates departmental specific patient and employee
safety standards at all times.
---Employee demonstrates the use of proper safety techniques,
equipment and devices and follows safety policies, procedures and
---Monitors emergency seclusion/restraints.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
1.Provides direct patient care under the direction of a
---Evaluates outcomes, consults with other members of the health
care team and adjusts the plan of care as indicated to ensure
optimal patient care.
---Performs delegated medical interventions and procedures as
necessary, according to established practice parameters.
---Writes initial and ongoing assessments and progress notes,
writes orders and documents in the medical record utilizing
protocols and appropriate consultation with physicians.
---Assists physicians with examinations and procedures related to
direct patient care.
---Orders and provides interpretation of laboratory, respiratory,
and radiology data for incorporation into the medical record.
---Demonstrates competent clinical skills and judgment when
assisting in stabilization of the patient.
2.Develops and revises the plan of care based on assessment
---Assesses and evaluates the patients history.
---Accepts responsibility and accountability for development,
coordination, implementation, evaluation and revision of the plan
of care for the assigned patient.
---Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings
collaborating with other team members in planning care.
3.Initiates action to provide teaching or information based upon
identified patient needs and family/individual requests.
---Upon admission, collaborates with family regarding the
hospitalization and continually assess their learning needs and
requests and maintains professional communication with the
---Collaborates with all members of the care team to meet the
learning needs of the patient and family.
---Coordinates discharge planning with the family.
4.Uses internal and external resources to resolve and assist in
managing customer problems.
---Promptly identifies specific resources relevant to the
---Utilizes the QI process in problem resolution, pursues problems
to resolution, and refers them through the appropriate
---Actively participates in QI and Quality Planning Processes.
---Serves as a liaison and resource person and is available to the
staff and community for educational purposes.
5.Participates in the activities that contribute to the ongoing
development of self and the nursing profession.
---Maintains competencies as a nurse practitioner.
---Acts as a role model and shares clinical expertise with nursing
staff to further develop their nursing skills.
---Enhances professional growth and development through
participation in educational programs, current literature,
workshops, and in-services and attends meetings as required.
---Identifies learning needs of nursing staff and conducts formal
and informal in-services, workshops, and patient care
6. Performs all other duties as assigned.
At least 1 year experience prior to completion of a Nurse
SPECIAL SKILL, LICENSE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
Current Louisiana RN licensure, current registration as a Nurse
Practitioner in Louisiana
Must demonstrate outstanding clinical expertise and display
excellent interpersonal skills.
Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA
regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited
to: Medical records w/o limitation both paper and electronic,
patient demographics, lab and radiology results, patient
information related to surgery or appointment schedules, medical
records related to quality/data, patient financial information,
patients related complaints, information related to patient
location, religious beliefs and/or public health records.
Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable safety
practices appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to:
Incident reporting, handling of wastes, sharps and linen, PPE,
exposure control plans, hand washing, environment of care, patient
identification, administers/receives/collects meds/blood order or
products, validates, transports, monitors or observes patients for
procedures including infusion pumps, monitors clinical alarms for
- A minimum of 1 to 2 years' experience with
vascular/cardiovascular treatment or a related medical field is
preferred, but not required.
- Candidate must possess a current, unrestricted Louisiana Nurse
- Excellent communication and leadership skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Must be willing to take after hours call
Must be willing to provide:
- Intake, evaluation, and post-op follow up for new patients
- Hospital rounding
- Being a part of the Clinical team
- Working in a fast paced clinic
- Must be able to take after hours call
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