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Nurse Practitioner Neuroscience MHB

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States
Date Posted: Mar 21, 2020

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Job Description

Facility: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Status: Full Time

Work Schedule: Days

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Hours: Generally four (ten hour) shifts, 7-5 or 8-6 or 9-7. hours are flexible

Shift: Shift 1:

FTE: 1.000000:



Summary:


Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary health team, is responsible for providing comprehensive care to patients by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care. Position focuses mainly on inpatient care, though may also work in outpatient clinical practice. Provides general neurology and acute stroke care to Emergency Department patients, Observation Unit patients and inpatients, specifically cares for patients with neurological disease and/or stroke. Participates in patient and family teaching. Provides leadership by working cooperatively with health care team members in maintaining standards for professional practice in the clinical setting. Supports delivery of evidence-based acute stroke assessment and management. Provides expert nursing consultation and practice oversight. Develops and delivers acute stroke continuing education programs. Participates in performance improvement processes. Participates in Comprehensive Stroke research.

Responsibilities:


EDUCATION


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
  • Maintains a current New York State Professional RN License
  • Completion of an accredited program for Nurse Practitioners
  • Maintains Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner Certification
  • Meets credentialing requirements as appropriate through the Medical Staff office
  • Masters degree preferred

EXPERIENCE


  • Three (3) years experience as a Nurse Practitioner preferred
  • Two (2) years experience in the neurosciences preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY


  • CPR Certified
  • ACLS Certified
  • Management of intracranial hypertension
  • Ventriculostomy management
  • Acute cerebrovascular rescue
  • Ability to perform IV Thrombolysis
  • Competency in interpretation of CT and MRI of the central nervous system
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Computer Literate

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Subject to inside environmental conditions. Must be able to work in hectic environment making sound decisions at all times. Work is demanding and stressful at times. Visual and auditory acuity are essential. Considerable walking and standing during the tour of duty. Knowledge and utilization of proper body mechanics is essential as lifting, pulling and pushing patients and equipment are required. Works indoors in a well lighted, well ventilated area. May be exposed to communicable diseases


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