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SHS Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Payroll Title: UCP X
Class Code: 1039-09090
Job Family: SHS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 694

JOB SUMMARY

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse assumes an independent clinical practice, performing acts of diagnoses and health care management as described in Public Act 99-168; interacting with professional colleagues to provide comprehensive care; and directs the delivery of clinical services by the RN staff.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:.

  1. Works as an independent practitioner under a collaborative agreement per Public Act 99-168.
  1. Conducts comprehensive health assessments of patients to diagnose and treat potential, acute and/or chronic health problems and medical/psychiatric risk factors.
  1. Responsible for individualized evaluation and assessment of clinical signs and symptoms, utilization of critical thinking in the establishment of a medical/psychiatric diagnosis for actual/potential health problems, and active management of health guidelines.
  1. Maintains accurate, legible, and confidential medical records.  Documents medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatments, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) standards.
  1. Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic studies for evaluation, clinical decision making and continued care of the patient. Independently prescribes, dispenses and/or administers appropriate medication, corrective measures and medical therapeutics within guidelines (scope of practice as defined in Sec. 20-87a).
  1. Educates and instructs patients on preventive care, medical/psychiatric issues and the use of prescribed medical treatments and/or prescriptive medications including schedule II though V controlled substances.
  1. Initiates emergency treatment of acute medical/psychiatric problems within guidelines.  Facilitates and coordinates transitional or specialized care for patients who require services beyond the scope of SHS.
  1. Serves as a resource andclinical consultant for other professional nurses and interdisciplinary colleagues.  Provides written, verbal and/or telephone orders directing the patient medical regimen for execution by the registered nurse per Public Act No.03-8.
  1. Posses admitting privileges to the inpatient unit.  Responsible for supervising patient care from admission through discharge, with required physician signature (Public Health Code 19-13-D43a, licensure of infirmaries operated by educational institutions).
  1. Participates in ongoing review and revision of standard guidelines used in clinical practice.
  1. Participates in the evaluation of the quality of care through a peer review process which is part of the Quality Assurance program.
  2. Presents clinically relevant in-services and coordinates interdisciplinary case discussions. Actively participates in working groups, teams and committees.
  3. May be required to provide medical direction, prescription medication, treatment and disposition orders as the “on-call” provider; required to be available for emergencies; may work weekends, holidays, variable shifts or be on-call on a rotating basis.
  4. May supervise and train graduate students in schools of nursing and allied health programs from the University of Connecticut and other graduate degree programs.
  5. Actively participates in regional and national professional organizations.
  6. Maintains clinically competent patient care through ongoing continuing education as required by national accrediting body to maintain current certification; learns uses and maintains competency with relevant and emerging technology as required.
  7. Acts as a liaison between students, parents and the Office of Student Services and Advocacy in regard to academic and health issues.
  8. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master’s degree and three to five years experience in nursing.
  1. Possession of a current/unrestricted licensure as both an APRN/RN in the State of Connecticut
  1. Evidence of completion of a Nurse Practitioner program from an accredited educational institution.
  1. Current certification by a national accrediting body (ANA, NACOG) as a nurse practitioner prior to employment or within 6 months of employment.
  1. Current, unrestricted Controlled Substance Registration by both the State of Connecticut and Federal DEA.
  1. Current CPR/AED certification.
  1. Strong communication, human relation and organizational skills
  1. Willing to work flexible hours

Scored: 12/10/10
Replaces: 0937-09089