Advanced Practice Nurse Behavoral Medicine - Centralia
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Centralia, IL 62801
Principal Duties, Responsibilities and/or Essential Functions:
Assess client needs by – 1) interviewing clients and/or significant others to obtain history and conducting various diagnostic tests and procedures in order to provide qualified assessments and recommendations on the course of treatment, 2) performing initial and ongoing assessment of bio-psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and age appropriate needs, and 3) performing ongoing pharmacological management, including prescription use and review of medications.
Plans for patient care by – 1) making comprehensive clinical decisions based on advanced diagnostic skills and professional judgment, 2) review of results of diagnostic tests and procedures, 3) developing and implementing a treatment plan for the patient and/or family, and 4) providing a wide range of interventions required to effect change.
Interventions are implemented by – 1) prescribing and monitoring effectiveness of medications, 2) ordering diagnostic tests and procedures, 3) integrating assessment data into the treatment plan, 4) using medical, therapeutic, and corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status, and 5) providing patient education and teaching.
Evaluation of care is completed by – 1) collaboration with physician providing medical direction and consultation, 2) ongoing assessments to identify effectiveness of interventions, 3) modifying the treatment plan, and 4) collaborating with the multidisciplinary team as indicated.
Problem solving skills demonstrated by – 1) making competent advanced clinical decisions, 2) utilizing appropriate resources, 3) appropriate consultation with physician, and 4) appropriate involvement of management
Communicates effectively with customers by – 1) providing information for clients and families related to care, maintaining confidentiality, 2) providing information to the collaborating physician related to changes in the conditions of clients, and 3) documenting care given and response accurately.
Maintains a safe work environment – 1) adhering to the policies and procedures of OSHA, JCAHO, department and organizations, 2) ensuring appropriate operation of equipment, 3) following established infection control guidelines, and 4) reporting safety hazards.