Hospital Critical Care/ICU Unit seeks an experience Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively with families and a multidisciplinary health team in an inpatient hospital-based critical care specialty unit providing acute/chronic health care to patients, including clinical management for a critical care population. Procedurally based and high acuity patients. Provide leadership through education, consultation and research.
Evaluate patients being admitted to the ICU from the emergency department, hospital wards, and operating rooms. Formulate a plan of care, request appropriate diagnostic tests, enter appropriate medication, nursing and life-support device orders. Maintain a high degree of collaboration with the ICU nurses in managing the patient's critical care needs. Communicate with the critical care provider team when deemed necessary.
Collects & documents comprehensive data in a systematic & ongoing process pertinent to the patient's health or situation, involving the patient/family/caregiver when appropriate. Initiates & interprets age-appropriate & condition-specific laboratory tests & diagnostic procedures.
Analyzes & prioritizes complex data to determine the differential diagnoses & revises diagnoses as appropriate to initiate the plan of care. Assessment & diagnoses derived are developmentally appropriate & specific to areas of growth & development, age, cultural sensitivity, & family dynamics. Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic/non-pharmacological agents & interventions that are both universal & unique to the patient, & monitors/evaluates effects.