Coordinates clinical activities for the orthopedic (e.g., total joints, fractures, spine and other orthopedic conditions) patient population and monitors patient's progress through the course of hospital care and care transitions. Participates in interdisciplinary patient care rounds, patient and family teaching, and discharge planning and provides leadership by working collaboratively with the orthopedic healthcare team. The Orthopedic APRN may order, conduct and interpret appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests and prescribe pharmacologic agents, treatments and non-pharmacologic therapies. Effectively delivers patient care through the Nursing Process of Assessment, Planning, Intervention, Implementation and Evaluation. Maintains standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Current certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the RI Department of Health Completion of approved nurse practitioner program and certification by ANCC and/or AANP. Appointment to the Medical Staff of South County Hospital Allied Health Staff. Two to four years progressively more responsible related work experience Specialized training or experience in orthopedics preferred Success Factors Excellent interpersonal, prioritization, organizational, and critical thinking skills. Positive attitude to contribute to positive team spirit. Evidence of continuing education. Strong commitment to the delivery of customer-focused quality care. ACLS preferred, however must be achieved within six (6) months of attaining position.SDL2017 Associated topics: adult nurse practioner, arnp, bilingual, english, fnp, locum, neighborcare, practice, practitioner, specialist
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