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ADVANCED PRACTICE CLINICIAN

Company: Bozeman Health
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Job Description:

The APRN will work independently with a minimum of supervision and have responsibility for analysis and interpretation of information that will result in an action that will affect the health of patients. Situations will range from basic to very complex. Must have judgment and ability to refer to other appropriate providers when situations arise that are outside the APRN scope of practice or expertise. Under the direction of a supervising physician, the Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) for Palliative Care provides consultation services to patients within the scope of their license. Services include assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of illness, as well as health promotion and general evaluation of health status. Consultation services are primarily provided in hospital inpatient units, but can occasionally occur in other healthcare settings. In addition, the APRN is an expert resource in palliative care providing education for patients and their families, physicians and ancillary staff. The APRN will coordinate research on an as needed basis.REQUIREMENTSEDUCATIONRequired:Masters Degree in NursingPreferred:LICENSURE and CERTIFICATIONRequired:Advanced Practice Nursing Certification; Registered nurse in good standing, licensed in MontanaPreferred:EXPERIENCERequired:Experience in caring for chronic and seriously ill patientsPreferred:3-5 years of palliative care and/or hospice nursingKNOWLEDGE OF, SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:KNOWLEDGE OF:Personal computers, hardware and basic software programs including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets.Consultation and Palliative Care principles and practices.Pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to pain and other symptom management and related contraindications, side effects, dosing and proper administration.Current and emerging trends in technology, techniques, issues and approaches in palliative care.Inpatient operations and procedures.Laboratory testing and interpretation.Hospice regulations.SKILLS IN:Advanced oral and written communication skillsSymptom ManagementABILITY TO:Perform medical examinations using standard medical procedures.Educate patients and families as to the nature of disease and provide instruction on options of care and treatment.Clearly communicate medical information to professional practitioners and the general public.Prepare medical records and reports.Work collaboratively with physicians and other disciplines.Provide responsible medical care within the scope of practice of Advanced Practice Nurse.Maintain appropriate professional boundaries.Refer to policy manual for specific instructions/guidelines. Follow established policies and procedures.Adhere to the standards of the job description and overall philosophy of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments.COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY:ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS85% Time Spent - Completes palliative care consultations. Performs general physical examinations. Identifies physical and emotional illness through observation, interpretation of laboratory findings, and analysis of patient medical records. Analyzes diagnostic tests and appropriate medical, hospital or other health care as needed. Recommends palliative treatments to referring providers based on findings. Educates patients/families regarding their illness. Prepares and maintains clinical records in accordance with professional standards. Meets or follows up with patients/families in order to discuss symptom management and goals of care options. Bills for consultations in compliance with Medicare/Medicaid regulations. Is available as a resource to patients, families, physicians and other health care providers for consultation regarding pain management, other symptom management, and end-of-life concerns. Provides on-call availability as required.15% Time Spent - Participates in palliative care training programs for Hospice, physicians, nurses, other applicable disciplines as well as the community. Maintains professional lines of communication with referring physicians.About Bozeman HealthBozeman Health is an independent, locally owned and controlled integrated healthcare delivery system serving Southwest Montana, and includes Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center, Bozeman Health Belgrade Clinic + Urgent Care, b2 Cares (retail micro and urgent care clinics), Bozeman Health Hillcrest Senior Living, and Bozeman Health Clinical Research. As a nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer community board of directors, Bozeman Health is the largest private employer in Gallatin County, with more than 2,000 employees, including 270 medical providers representing 50 clinical specialties. It is our privilege to deliver expert, compassionate health and wellness services across the care continuum, designed to meet the diverse healthcare needs of the communities we serve. Learn more about Bozeman Health at https://www.bozemanhealth.org

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