Employment Status: FT
I.The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for exhibiting
concern for high standards in patient care:
A.Assist within the NP or PA scope of practice with
comprehensive patient history and physical examination and hospital
rounds for patients with medical conditions.
B.Provides hospital rounds for patients followed by Hospitalist
Team according to collaborative agreement.
a.Documents patient rounds in SOAP format in progress notes
according to Protocol
b.Issues appropriate patient orders according to Protocol
C.Collaborates with Medical Director and physicians to develop
protocols to enhance quality patient outcomes.
D. Follows up to monitor outcomes.
E. Assists with clinical problem solving at the unit level.
F.Assists in developing guidelines to ensure quality patient
G.Exhibits knowledge of patient rights for all age groups served
in specialty area.
H.Facilitates discharge planning and coordination of
II.The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for exhibiting
concern for high clinical standards:
A.Actively assists with development and setting of clinical
B.Serves as a respected resource in clinical matters.
C.Accountable for excellence in clinical practice.
D.Sustains clinical environment that supports excellence in
E.Validates that patient care is consistent with identified
standard of care.
F.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide
care appropriate to the age of patient served on his/her specialty
III.The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for Resource
Management within the department
A.Facilitates interdisciplinary networking, i.e.,
B.Participates in the teaching role under the Hospitalist
Medical Director's direction
IV.The Physician Extender/NP will participate and maintain high
standards in research and quality improvement
A.Facilitates and supports healthcare research
B.Ensures that current NP/PA data is incorporated into clinical
practice and care and delivery
C.Supports and assists with unit-based QA improvement
D.Participates in interdisciplinary rounds that focus on patient
care issues and discharge planning.
V.The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for upholding
influence/leadership in the department:
A.Responsive to patient/family expectations and needs.
B.Uses group dynamics to affect positive change.
C.Demonstrates creativity in the clinical consultant role.
D.Demonstrates political sensitivity.
E.Participates/contributes to the strategic planning activities
for Patient Care and nursing units.
F.Coordinates efforts of collaborative Hospitalist Team to
ensure quality patient care delivery.
E.Provides a strong image as a leader/role model.
F.Acts as change agent.
G.Follows Guidelines and Standards of practice approved by the
Louisiana State Board of
Medical Examiners (LSBME) or the Louisiana State Board of
H.Maintains up to date knowledge of current trends in specialty
I.Obtains required continuing education hours annually.
J.Maintains documentation within two weeks of attendance.
K.Maintains certification in specialty area according to
- Current Registered Nurse licensure to practice nursing in the
state of Louisiana.
- Satisfactory completion of a program of studies accredited by
the American Nursing Association which is recognized by the
Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
- National certification in Family Nursing Practitioner or other
Nurse Practitioner specialty care areas such as Gerontology, Adult
(or certification within three years of employment for new
- Two years of clinical nursing experience.
- Requires 12 months of on-the-job experience to meet effective
expected practice standards.
- Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice.Extensive
knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis,
pathophysiology, pharmacology, and management of acute and chronic
- Current licensure and certification required by the State of
Louisiana of LAC 46:XLVII.3705 and 3707 Advanced Practitioner of
Nursing:Primary Nurse Associate.
- BLS certification required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Medium Work as defined
by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50
pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a
frequent basis May be required to assist in the turning, lifting,
or moving patients as well as walking about from patients' rooms,
as well as to and from various hospital areas