Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – Pre-Operative Services-Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

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Current Employees: If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click here to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet . Up to $25,000 SOB Status: Full Time Location: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) delivers medical care to a wide variety of patients. The APRN also examines and treats patients independently and in autonomous collaboration with other health care professionals. Ensures proper illness and injury care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. May prescribe medications and order diagnostic tests. Advises patients about continuing care. JOB FUNCTIONS Completes admission history & physical examination on all medical inpatients within 24 hours of admission. Reviews findings, labs, interprets diagnostic tests and consults with supervising physician. Completes history and physical on all surgical patients starting at 15 years of age. Reviews findings, labs, interprets diagnostic tests and consults with supervising physician. Participates in the examination and evaluation of patients as it pertains to medical incidents under the direction of the supervising physician as per collaborative agreement. Acts as a liaison between Nursing and the Medical Service to ensure proper follow-through on all new admissions and/or pre-operative patients. Recognizes the clinical importance of allowing adolescents (age 15 and older) to verbalize fears and concerns about his/her disease. Recognizes signs of abuse and/or neglect in adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Reports findings to MD and Patient Representative. Collaborates with supervising physician and/or medical screening MD in making recommendations for medical consults. Collaborates with the supervising physician, and the medical service to ensure each patient scheduled for surgery has been properly screened. Recommends pre-operative medication for the day of surgery and orders appropriate diagnostic testing and consultations, as necessary. Discharge patients with appropriate pre-operative instructions for surgery. Competent in recognizing signs and symptoms of chemical dependency in all patients over the age of 15. Responds to emergencies when paged as a member of the Rapid Response Team. Reports incidents in event reporting system. Follow up phone call for all emergent cases. Collaborates in providing initial workup for blood and body fluid exposures, as necessary. Reports and refers employees to EHO & UM Occupational Health Clinic. Refers employees with red eye to the Emergency Department. Participates in QA activities according to Joint Commission Standards as requested. Participates in all activities that further professional growth and development. Attends mandatory in-services and CBLs Performs and documents complete physical examinations and comprehensive health histories. Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for patients. Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patientxe2x80x99s age-specific needs. Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities Implements interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain physiologic stability. Assists with the provision of care in accordance with facility, state, and federal regulations. Monitors the effectiveness of interventions. Facilitates the patientxe2x80x99s transition within and between health care settings, e.g. admitting, transferring, and discharging patients. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals. Facilitates staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets. This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary. CORE QUALIFICATIONS Education: Masterxe2x80x99s degree in Nursing from an accredited program Certification and Licensing: CPR and ACLS certification required. Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license from the state of Florida. Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for Nurse Practitioners preferred. Submission of all requested information to the Credentials Committee through the University of Miami. Experience: One year of experience required. Previous experience as an APRN or a comparable position in a hospital and/or clinical setting. Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes: Ability to operate all types of hospital equipment necessary to provide for safe patient care. Ability to demonstrate interviewing skills in obtaining a health history and other related data. Ability to utilize physical assessment technique in the performance of a proper physical examination. Ability to speak Spanish preferred. Responsible for the initiation of the history and physical process on BPEI patients 15 years and older for pre-surgical and medical inpatient admissions. Acts as a liaison between all members of the health care team. Responsible for the integration, interpretation and enforcement of JCAHO Standards under the responsibility & direct supervision of the Chief of Medicine or other designated licensed physician, who is an active member in good standing of the Medical Staff of BPEI/ABLEH. #LI-PI1 #DOX-3 The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more. UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida’s only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We’re the challenge you’ve been looking for. Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza (“the flu”) season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information. Job Status: Full time Employee Type: Staff Pay Grade: H15

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