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Nurse Practitioner ED Casual - Emergency Physicians

at Nebraska Methodist College

Posted: 5/27/2019
Job Status: Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 230001
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Req Number:

Methodist Womens Hospital

Located at:
Omaha, NE

Work at :
0128 - Methodist Women's Hospital - 707 N 190 Plz -Elkhorn,

Emergency Physicians


Rotating Shift


Hours Per Week:

Starting Hourly Rate:

Contact Information:
  • Contact: Leslie Shook

Job Details:
    • Purpose of Job
      • Provides quality of care and safety to our patients and employees.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • Graduate of Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
        • Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirements.

      • Experience
        • Minimum of 3 years of relevant clinical experience.

      • License/Certifications
        • Current valid Registered Nurse (RN) License, valid compact multi-state license , or a temporary permit while awaiting licensure required for the work state.
        • Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Nurse Practitioner (APRN.NP) licensure required.
        • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

      • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
        • Strong leadership, problem-solving and medical judgement skills required.
        • Ability to perform numerous tasks at once.
    • Physical Requirements
      • Weight Demands
        • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

      • Physical Activity
        • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
          • Climbing
          • Crawling
          • Kneeling
          • Sitting
        • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
          • Balancing
          • Carrying
          • Crouching
          • Distinguish colors
          • Keyboarding/typing
          • Lifting
          • Pulling/Pushing
          • Repetitive Motions
          • Stooping/bending
          • Twisting
        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
          • Fingering/Touching
          • Grasping
          • Hearing
          • Reaching
          • Seeing/Visual
          • Speaking/talking
          • Walking

      • Job Hazards
        • Not Related:
          • Electrical Shock/Static
          • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Rare (1-33%): - Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Occasionally (34%-66%):
          • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
          • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
          • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Frequent (67%-100%):
          • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
          • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
          • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
    • Essential Job Functions
      • Essential Functions I

        • Perform primary health care for patients by utilizing the processes of assessment and diagnosis of health status.
          • Obtain patient's medical and history information, data collection is prioritized according to immediate condition or needs.
          • Perform physical exam and determine patient's mental status.
          • Develop and implement treatment, follow-up and evaluation plans for patient outcomes.
          • Collaborate with physicians and other disciplines as appropriate and provides regular and consistent feedback.
          • Use appropriate assessment techniques & diagnostic information. Performs tests relevant to patient condition and record findings.
          • Order appropriate ancillary tests.
          • Derive diagnosis from the assessment data and diagnostic information as data becomes available.
          • Use new or additional data to form a treatment plan.
          • Perform telephone triage to determine patient condition and provides appropriate consultation scheduling appointments when needed.
          • Incorporate research into clinical practice as appropriate.

        • Implement interventions consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner.
          • Apply established therapeutic practices to patient's problem.
          • Administer medications and immunizations using the appropriate method and with physician oversight if applicable.
          • Prescribe medications according to Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the DEA.
          • Generate referrals to appropriate services as needed to further diagnose and/or progress of care.

        • Evaluate patient care to determine response to care/interventions for optimal patient outcome.
          • Evaluate the patient's capabilities and/or limitations related to nursing and medical interventions.
          • Recognize and address patient and family capabilities and limitations (physical and mental).
          • Return patient telephone calls.
          • Monitor outcomes and documents patient response to interventions.
          • Seek out new treatment methods necessary to ensure patient progress.

        • Provide patient and family teaching and education specific to the patient's health care.
          • Proper use of medication and health/illness prevention to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness.
          • Interview and advise specific to patient needs.
          • Demonstrate sensitivity to family regarding need for patient information on a timely basis.
          • Work collaboratively with physicians and other team members to provide appropriate patient education geared to the patient's needs and family's ability to provide care.
          • Use adult learning principles for teaching purposes being careful to check for understanding and being available for follow-up questions.
          • Recommend references and resources such as printed materials, online, community and other information sources to fulfill the family's need for education.

        • Maintain a professional behavior in attitudes, demeanor, and interactions to achieve organization's mission.
          • Communicate effectively with physicians, staff and patients.
          • Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, patients and their family.
          • Maintain a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.
          • Initiate action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or hospital/clinic employees (i.e., falls, needle sticks, patient concerns).
          • Communicate to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.
          • Serve as a role model in the provision of emerging care.
          • Serve as a reliable/knowledgeable resource for staff.
          • Participate in meetings, research on special projects and professional organizations.

        • Comply with the bylaws, rules and regulations of the organization as they pertain to Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants.
          • Know and follow organization policy & procedures.
          • Follow Medical Protocols for professional discipline.
          • Maintain certification/licensure.
          • Follow guidelines of regulatory bodies (FDA etc.).

        • Maintain complete patient records.
          • Document data appropriately.
          • Document treatment plan of care that is individualized, appropriate and reflects patient's needs.
          • Document interventions.
          • Document consultations with other practitioners/physicians.

        • Participate in performance improvement and outcome management.
          • Meet regularly with medical director for chart reviews.
          • Identify concerns in patient care & follows up according to hospital policy.
          • Participate in patient satisfaction and other quality improvement initiatives.
          • Participate in tracking of variances in care.

        • Provide appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the "Age Specific Criteria".
          • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs.
          • Right Task
          • Right Person
          • Right Communication (clear, concise, correct, complete)
          • Right Feedback

      • Essential Functions II

        • Participate in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

        • Follow and understand the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

        • Other duties as assigned.