Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care- Neuro ICU Nights Sign on Bonus Eligible

Job Description

Job ID: 1181594
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Neurocritical Care Unit (NNICU) at Barnes Jewish Hospital is a 20-bed level 1 center caring for complex neurological and neurosurgical emergencies requiring advanced interventions and comprehensive neurocritical care. The Joint Commission-certified comprehensive stroke center NNICU provides a full complement of advanced neuro-monitoring, medical therapies and neurosurgical interventions. In August 2019, Barnes Jewish Hospital will expand its neurocritical care unit by adding 24 beds. This unit will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, including both a stationary and mobile CT scanners capable of performing advanced neurovascular imaging.

Our NNICU teams consist of neuro-intensivists, fellows, residents, acute care nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, patient care technicians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, case managers, and social workers. Working with the medical team, our NPs are engaged in patient rounds, case reviews, morbidity and mortality/performance improvement reviews as well as focused -professional practice in neurocritical care. Due to the acuity of patients receiving care in our Level I NCCU, a neurointensivist or an NNICU fellow provides on-site care 24/7.

Neurocritical care nursing is a specialty within critical care and requires an educational curriculum and competency assessment beyond general critical care concepts. Our nurses receive focused education and competency assessment for common neurocritical care concepts, monitoring, procedures and devices. This includes ENLS (Emergency Neurological Life Support), a program that outlines the key care priorities of 14 neurocritical care diagnoses in the first few hours of management. Nurse to patient ratios are typically 1:2 or 1:1, depending on acuity. Our nurses are fully engaged and an integral part of patient rounds.


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Role Purpose

Utilizes a high degree of knowledge, skill and competence in a specialized patient care area. Assesses, diagnose, prescribes, initiates plan of care and evaluates outcomes within the scope of a formal collaborative practice agreement with physician(s).


Responsibilities

  • Participates in professional development and life long learning.
  • Manages the health care of select patient populations through advanced health assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and evaluation in a collaborative practice agreement with a physician. Prescriptive responsibilities are reviewed by collaborative physician.
  • Coordinates the care of select patient populations, in a collaborative practice agreement with a physician, to ensure promotion of health and wellness through education of patients and families, coordination of services and placing referrals.
  • Assesses development needs of staff and develops and delivers appropriate educational programs to meet staff needs.
  • Develops treatment plans, treats patients with acute problems including illnesses and minor injuries following a predetermined protocol in a collaborative practice agreement with a physician.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
  • - Nursing(Accredited NP Program)

     

    Experience

  • <2 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • RN

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Doctorate
  • - Nursing

     

    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) License
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
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    Clinical - Direct Skills

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - 1 year or more
  • Neuro Sciences - 1 year or more
  • Registered Nurse (RN) - 5 years or more
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) - 2 years or more
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    Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer