POSITION INFORMATION: Provides primary care to
patients by performing the duties of an Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse
Practitioner) and making diagnoses, establishing a plan of care, and
implementing the plan of care. This position is within the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and will work in the Adult Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
Assistance. Assists physician during
the examination as needed. Ensures that
all information is available to the physician.
Accompanies physician on rounds and keeps informed of special orders
Collection. Collects samples
from patients including blood, urine, etc.
Prepares samples for analysis or shipment. Records various readings such as heart and
respiratory rate, blood pressure, weight, body temperature, etc. Collects all laboratory reports, data, and
Patient Follow Up. Schedules
follow up patient appointments, or follows up on patient appointments. Answers routine questions from patients,
family, and care givers.
Administration. Under direction of
physician or other medical personnel, administers medication to patients.
Collaboration. Collaborates with other healthcare
professionals to provide efficient quality patient care. Evaluates and improves teaching and nursing
practices and recommends modifications.
Education. Provides educational
information to patients, family, and care givers. Counsels patients and family and care givers
about death, side effects of medication, therapy, etc.
Response. Responds to and intervenes
in emergency situations such as anaphylaxis, hypoglycemia, hypotension, hemorrhage, respiratory distress, etc.
Supervision. Assumes lead role to ensure policies, procedures, and
physician’s orders are followed. Directs
and evaluates the work of some personnel that may include Clinic Clerks,
Medical Assistants, and other Nurses.
Trains and schedules workloads of employees.
Assessment. Assesses and monitors
patient response to procedures and treatments.
Reports patient condition and reaction to tests, drugs, treatments, and
any significant incidents to the physician.
Testing. Performs specialized
testing using physician-guided protocols to include but not limited to Captopril suppression, water deprivation, etc.
Instruction. Instructs medical personnel in the use of
highly specialized research equipment, drugs, etc.
Research. Participates in and contributes to research
activities that are related to the area of specialization in which they are
involved. Participates in conferences
pertaining to the research area.
diagnoses. Evaluates collected patient
data and collaborates with the attending physician, consulting services, and
extended healthcare team to form a diagnosis.
Establishes the plan of care for patients by evaluating all pertinent
information and collaborating with healthcare team.
Ordering.Implements the plan of care by writing
patient care orders when within the scope of the practice or by verbal order
from the physician. Orders diagnostic
tests and procedures, medication, consultations, work-ups, etc.
Performs various duties as needed to
successfully fulfill the function of the position.
Education: Master's Degree in Nursing
Certifications: Registered Nurse in the State of Oklahoma and
certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Some positions may require certification in a
specialty area. Plus a CPR Certification.