Nurse Practitioner - Neurosurgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Philadelphia, PA

Job ID 9209965
Location Center City, Philadelphia
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
  • Assesses, plans and provides comprehensive patient care independently or in autonomous collaboration with other health professionals. Educated and trained at university graduate level, nationally Board Certified in specialty area based on RN licensure and state authority for advanced practice. Familiar with advanced concepts, practices and procedures within chosen field of expertise. Relies on extensive experience and professional judgment requiring creativity and latitude.
  • Collaborate with members of the multidisciplinary health team to help meet patient care goals.
1.Continuously work in direct communication with patients, physicians, staff, pharmacists, radiology and various other departments within the health system in order to coordinate patient care.
2.Directly assist physicians in performing the following duties: telephone triage, medication dispensing, obtaining specimens for laboratory analysis, scheduling and preparing patients for diagnostic tests, preparing the patient and facility for procedures, collecting information relevant to the patient's care, and contacting other departments to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration.
3.Admissions: history and physical, admission orders, patient assessments.
4.Provide followup for neuro inpatient consults
5.Inpatient care: daily assessment and intervention for patients on the neuro service
6.Discharge planning
7.Orient patient and family to the health system.
8.Provide a safe environment to patients while in our care
9.Provide patient advocacy in ensuring adequate patient care
10.Maintain yearly certification in CPR
11.Provide nursing care based on the documented consistent assessment of each patient's unique needs – in an ongoing process.
12.Analyze data collected as basis for planned nursing interventions and meeting the educational needs of the patient.
13.Identify high risk, high population patients i.e.: identify special needs and requirements of certain patient types that will need to be met repeatedly and for which the staff could be trained to handle in routine
14.Evaluate outcomes and reassess nursing interventions as often as needed.
15.Act as liaison and resource person for patients, family, their significant other, physicians, technologists, dieticians and social worker.
16.Orient patients/family to the department as well as their anticipated special needs.
17.Medicate patients as prescribed by the physician.
Masters of Science in Nursing required
Two (2) years critical care (preferred).
Closing Statement
Jefferson is an academic medical center that includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. With the commitment of more than 23,000 employees, we provide exceptional patient care, deliver breakthrough research and educate the professionals of tomorrow who will build the future of work, the future of health care and the future of education.
World-renowned for advancing groundbreaking developments in healthcare education and research since 1824, Thomas Jefferson University is composed of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly known as Jefferson Medical College) and the Colleges of Biomedical Sciences, Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy and Population Health. Each year, our nationally recognized faculty, who lead a number of programs boasting U.S. News & World Report recognition, educate more than 4,000 students and set the highest standards of healthcare education to prepare them to lead change and succeed throughout their careers.
Jefferson Health, our clinical arm, provides a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care. Through our nine hospitals (three are Magnet®-designated and recognized for nursing excellence by the ANCC), more than 30 outpatient and urgent care locations, and our NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, we deliver an exceptional experience to nearly two million inpatient and outpatients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the best in the nation in 11 specialties, and high performing in two more. We are ranked second in the Philadelphia metro area and third in Pennsylvania for the quality of care we provide.
As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.
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