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Nurse Practitioner, Sr


Nurse Practitioner, Sr - Orlando Health Physician Associates

The Senior Nurse Practitioner diagnoses and treats acute, episodic, or chronic illness, may focus on health promotion and disease prevention with the highest degree of independence.


· Three (3) years nurse practitioner experience in the specific assigned area of specialty.

MN or MSN or DNP or PhD or DNS degree in nursing required.

· APRN license in the state of Florida.
· After July 1, 2006, licensure applicants are required to have national advanced certification from an approved nursing specialty board.
· Maintains current BLS certification.

Essential Functions:
· Acts as an advanced resource for specialty area or lead worker in clinic setting.
· Performs complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care.
· Operates with the highest degree of independence in provision of patient care services with minimal physician supervision and generally in a highly specialized area.
· Assists in teaching students, residents and interns in complex techniques and procedures that are unique to specialized clinical setting.
· Uses advanced skills and in-depth clinical knowledge in a highly independent manner to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care to clients across the continuum.
· Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of patients by means of interview, health history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies.
· Writes or dictates reports and progress notes appropriately in the medical record,
· Recognizes deviations from normal in the physical assessment; works collaboratively to formulate treatment plans.
· Implements appropriate management based on laboratory results, physical assessment, routine diagnostic and follow-up studies, therapeutic measures, admission, and discharge care.
· Performs detailed history and physical examinations and documents inpatient H & P, discharge summaries and clinical (Must be reviewed and countersigned by supervising medical staff member within 24 hours and may not be substituted for physician H & P).
· Initiates appropriate actions to facilitate the implementation of therapeutic plans that are consistent with the continuing healthcare needs of patients.
· Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
· Demonstrates caring practices by providing a compassionate and therapeutic environment for patients and their families.
· Demonstrates awareness of legal issues and patients' rights.
· Identifies, analyzes, and resolves patient care issues to foster significant improvement in patient care.
· Dictates and documents an accurate and timely manner.
· Maintains provision of preventive health services.
· Conducts or participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds.
· Triages patients.
· Shares clinical expertise with professional and supportive personnel and collaborates with other healthcare disciplines to ensure continuity and quality of care.
· Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards.
· Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions:

· Acts as a role model and resource person for staff.
· Participates in review and revision of policies and procedures.
· Demonstrates compliance with standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies.
· Establishes relationships with professionals of other health-related groups within the community.
· Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication with diverse populations, including physicians, employees, patients, and families.
· Participates in basic science and clinical research projects.

  • Three (3) years nurse practitioner experience in the specific assigned area of specialty.