Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
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DescriptionJob Schedule: Part Time
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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.
The APRN is responsible for providing primary care services, including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patients. Works closely with physicians and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care. May share in the supervision of RNs, LPNs, and/or medical assistants, depending on departmental organization.
1. Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart reviews; assessing presenting illness, risk factors, and family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performing appropriate physical examination.
JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIREMENTS, AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
Knowledge of advanced practice of nursing including anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics, basic nutrition, behavioral factors, psychosocial/family systems, diagnostic testing, interpretation of results and clinical decision making, alternative treatment modalities.
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices and regulations related to evaluating and providing patient care, and professional ethics related to the delivery of nursing care.
Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments used to administer patient care.
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.
Knowledge of health promotion, health risk identification, and patient education principles and techniques.
Knowledge of community, professional, and educational resources.
Skill in oral and written communication including interviewing to gather medical histories; providing presentations, consultations, facilitation, and documentation, e.g., writing medical orders, patient education materials, and medical record updates. May require skill in using computerized health information management systems.
Skill in case management, time management, problem solving, crisis intervention, multitasking, and other organizational matters.
Skill in modifying methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide appropriate nursing care and in initiating appropriate emergency response and investigatory procedures.
Ability to analyze complex data and draw conclusions.
Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with patients, clinical staff, and the public.
BSN requires; MSN preferred. Successful completion of advanced practitioner training and certification as a practitioner (general or specialized) from an approved nurse practitioner program. Current state license as an advanced registered nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority. Current CPR certification.
Minimum three years of professional nursing experience in a clinic setting, plus two years of nurse practitioner experience. Current state registered nurse license.
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