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Observation Nurse Practitioner (casual) -hospitalist

Beebe Healthcare

This is a Contract position in Lewes, DE posted July 31, 2020.

SummaryIn collaboration with the Hospitalist Facilitates, coordinates, and implements the plan of care for observation patients.

Works with the interdisciplinary team to ensure optimal patient care outcomes for this select group of patients.

Responsibilities: Orders appropriate diagnostic tests and other related studies that are pertinent to the patients plan of care.

Follows up on pending diagnostic tests and evaluations in a timely manner.

Communicates abnormal findings to the hospitalist on duty in a timely manner.

Adjusts plan of care as necessary to achieve optimal patient care outcomes.

Completes a thorough and timely assessment of patients.

Communicates abnormal assessment findings to the hospitalist on duty.

Collaborates with the hospitalist on duty to correct the plan of care as necessary to achieve optimal patient care outcomes.

Provides patient education and discharge instructions to all observation patients.

Provides optimal customer services to patients and ensures plan of care is verbalized by patients prior to discharge.

Communicates discharge plan of care with the Primary Care or Attending Physician of record.

Provides accurate and timely documentation in the patients medical record to include progress notes and patient care orders.

Follows up on previously dictated discharge summaries and relevant history and physical exams from previous visits or patient care encounters.

Collaborates with the Hospitalist to ensure adequate and necessary resource utilization is being implemented for observation level patients.

Collaborates with the Hospitalist and UR Department to identify patients that are not meeting observation level criteria.

Actively progresses these patients to inpatient status.

Discharges patients as appropriate that do not meet observation level criteria.

Actively participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds on the observations units.

In some instances may lead rounds in the absence of the UR Physician or Hospitalist.

Prepares for rounds and has a strong level of knowledge of the patients plan of care.

Integrates knowledge of pathophysiology into the discussion of multidisciplinary rounds and make recommendations to alter the plan of care as necessary.

Continuously revises and progresses the plan of care towards the discontinuation of observation status.

Actively collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to ensure this happens in a timely manner.

Location: Hospital-Main Campus Shift : 12 Hour Rotating Shifts FTE: 0.001000 Work Status: Casual