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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Neurological Surgery - Full Time

Company: University of Miami
Location: Miami
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

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.CORE JOB FUNCTIONS* 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 patient's 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 patient's 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 QUALIFICATIONSEducation:* Master's Degree in NursingCertification and Licensing:* Florida ARNP LicenseExperience:* Minimum 2 years of relevant experience* Minimum of 4 years of specialized in treating neurosurgical brain and/or spine patients(preferred but not required)* Experience in a clinical care coordination role to move patients quickly, safely and efficiently in our present health care system. (preferred but not required)* Neuroscience Nurse Certification (preferred but not required)Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:* Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.* Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.* Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.* Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.* Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.Department Specific FunctionsPrimary Functions* Provides Advanced Practice Nursing support to the department of Neurological Surgery as applicable, at inpatient and outpatient clinic locations as assigned; Some outpatient clinic support; Working closely with Neurosurgeons, fellows, residents, clinic and office support staff.* Provides compassionate, quality and skilled patient care to Brain and Spine Neurosurgical patients.* Collaborates with all members of the healthcare team in planning, triaging, implementing, monitoring and evaluating care deliver for the neurosurgical patient in a variety of settings.* Performs comprehensive History, Physical, and Neurological exams including cranial and spinal assessments.* Documents/records information by Dictating and/or inputting in electronic form.* Orders, obtains, and interprets laboratory and diagnostic studies.* Prescribes medication and therapies within the ARNP functions.* Provides communication and interpretation to inpatient and outpatient hospital nursing staff, and coordinates implementation of clinic, hospital, nursing service policies and program.* Optimizes efficient patient hospital and or clinic flow by analyzing treatment and referral systems on an on-going basis, and implements quality improvements, as necessary.* Monitors consistency and quality of patient outcomes for all neurosurgical specialties within the Uhealth hospital based clinics.* Promotes and facilitates effective communications between the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Hospital (UMH), Jackson Memorial Hospital and other clinical departments.* Assists in the design, implementation and management of department clinical systems in order to optimize the treatment and disposition of patients with various neurosurgical disorders.* Act as a resource and a point of contract for further problem solving for patients and rehab team who are in the beginning stages of the next level of care.* The department of Neurosurgery maintains satellite clinics location across the health system which crosses multiple county lines. As a requirement of this position you may be required to cover clinics at any of these locationsSpecialized/Professional Duties* Demonstrates advanced knowledge and technical capabilities in the diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of persons with complex neurosurgical problems and acute or potential life-threatening health issues; including Pre and Post op management of Cranial and Multiple spine surgeries.* Oversees nurses who conduct in-patient or outpatient care to assess patient progress and appropriateness of therapy using advance clinical physical assessment and decision making skills. Acts as a patient advocate and provides emotional and situational support for patients, their families and nursing staff.* Assist nursing personnel in the assessment of patients by providing information, demonstrating technical skills, developing new approaches, and relating theoretical concepts to the practice setting.* Provides clinical expertise in the development of interdisciplinary clinical pathways for neurosurgical patients with specific diagnosis.* Performs cranial and spinal assessments, to include determining ASIA score assessment for potential prognosis and rehab potential.* Utilizes clinical and critical assessment skills to determine medical changes in patients who have lost their natural ability of an autonomic nervous system response.* Provides assistance with lumbar punctures, halo ves applications and management, and monitoring and troubleshooting technology such as lumbar drainage systems.* Utilizes keys clinical skills to act quickly and problem solve on acute changes in patient's physical status and post-op management of neurosurgical approaches and surgeries* Provides consistent compassionate, patient bedside manner, with neurosurgical skills and equal depth for educating patients and families.* Assist to maintain a minimal length of stay low by incorporating all aspects of exceptional clinical care and practices.* Provide emphasis on the social rehabilitative, emotional, physical and financial aspects or recovery.* Utilizes clinical and critical assessment skills to determine medical and neurological changes in the neurologically compromised patient and act quickly to problem solve.* Acts as a patient advocate and provides emotional and situational support for neurosurgical patients, their families and nursing staff.* Serves as an expert clinical resource for Departmental staff, UMHC/UMH nursing staff and other allied health care professionals.* Willing to Precept and help train, New Hires, Advanced Practice Nursing Students, and Medical Students in the Neurosurgical specialty.* Provides specialized education, clarification, and counseling to patients, families and community groups in reference to pre- and post-operative treatment plan, minor medical problems, surgical considerations and preventative medicine.* Assists in the development of patient education programs/materials for the Department of Neurological Surgery and UHealth Clinics to support their teaching and patient care functions.Educator* Develops, implements and evaluates patient education program and standards of care for neurosurgical patients.* Provides education and clarifications to patients, families and community groups in reference to pre-and-post-operative treatment plan, minor medical problems, surgical considerations and preventative medicine.* Provides community and regionally-based educational programs in the area of neuroscience to health care professionals and/or patients.* Assists in the coordination and development of educational programs for the Department of Neurosurgery. Develops curricular plans, assists in the selection of speakers, and evaluates programs. Assists in the coordinating the required components to obtain CME and CEU professional educational credit.Administrative (Professional Development and Leadership)* Participates in health care decisions through departmental, hospital wide and/or community-based planning by establishing cooperative, collaborative relationships with Faculty, Residents and other disciplines and hospital departments.* Participates in continuing education programs, Neurosurgical Grand Rounds, Multidisciplinary Rounds, and specialty conferences to keep abreast of current trends and issues affecting general nursing practice and the clinical specialty practice of Neurological Surgery.* Assesses the effectiveness of ambulatory and or inpatient clinical management systems and assumes a leadership role in facilitating necessary changes.* Assists in the development and implementation of the clinical systems and administrative nursing strategic planning for the Department of Neurological Surgery, and UHealth care sites in both the hospital and or clinical setting.Equipment Use* Standard office equipment: computer, fax, copier, printers, electronic eligibility on line programs (i.e., Uchart, Internet Web-Sites) and electronic clinical and hospital medical records, as applicable.Physical DemandsAbility to:* Maintain a high level of confidentiality with regard to patient information, adhering to HIPAA Rules and Regulations.* Communicate effectively with Medical Directors, Neurosurgical Attendings, Nursing team, Insurance company representatives, University faculty, staff, patients and nurse case manager.* Works well under pressure.* Maintains a high degree of accuracy and prevents errors directly impacting clinic flow, and provider billing process, as well as patient satisfaction.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 timeEmployee Type:StaffPay Grade:n10

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