Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 7814
Summary: In collaboration with the Hospitalist Facilitates, coordinates, and implements the plan of care for observation patients. Works with the interdisciplinary team to ensure optimal patient care outcomes for this select group of patients.
Other information: Valid Drivers License in the State of Delaware with no more than 3 violations.
Responsibilities: Orders appropriate diagnostic tests and other related studies that are pertinent to the patients plan of care. Follows up on pending diagnostic tests and evaluations in a timely manner. Communicates abnormal findings to the hospitalist on duty in a timely manner. Adjusts plan of care as necessary to achieve optimal patient care outcomes. Completes a thorough and timely assessment of patients. Communicates abnormal assessment findings to the hospitalist on duty. Collaborates with the hospitalist on duty to correct the plan of care as necessary to achieve optimal patient care outcomes. Provides patient education and discharge instructions to all observation patients. Provides optimal customer services to patients and ensures plan of care is verbalized by patients prior to discharge. Communicates discharge plan of care with the Primary Care or Attending Physician of record. Provides accurate and timely documentation in the patients medical record to include progress notes and patient care orders. Follows up on previously dictated discharge summaries and relevant history and physical exams from previous visits or patient care encounters. Collaborates with the Hospitalist to ensure adequate and necessary resource utilization is being implemented for observation level patients. Collaborates with the Hospitalist and UR Department to identify patients that are not meeting observation level criteria. Actively progresses these patients to inpatient status. Discharges patients as appropriate that do not meet observation level criteria. Actively participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds on the observations units. In some instances may lead rounds in the absence of the UR Physician or Hospitalist. Prepares for rounds and has a strong level of knowledge of the patients plan of care. Integrates knowledge of pathophysiology into the discussion of multidisciplinary rounds and make recommendations to alter the plan of care as necessary. Continuously revises and progresses the plan of care towards the discontinuation of observation status. Actively collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to ensure this happens in a timely manner.
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Experience In Hospital Or Acute Care Setting * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Knowledge Of Basic Computer Programs * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * Master of Science in Nursing Education specialization: Essential: * Nurse Practitioner
Location: Hospital-Main Campus
Shift : Flexible-hours/shifts may vary depending on department needs
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.
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