Department of Neurology - Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner at University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Other 12 days ago.





Job Description:

Department of Neurology is seeking to hire an ARNP that will focus on providing personalized care to our Sleep Medicine patients within the Department of Neurology. This person will focus on the care of ambulatory patients, evaluate and manage patients with Sleep Disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, restless leg syndrome and other diagnoses within the Department of Neurology Sleep Medicine Division. This person will perform overall medical care and medical management exercising autonomy in medical decision-making in services provided primarily in an outpatient setting, collaborate/consult in the optimization of care delivery through coordination and transitions of care as a part of a team, use judgment to provide continuity of care incorporating best practices, work to promote the Sleep Medicine program's goals of quality care, safety and patient satisfaction and promote education of Sleep Medicine and its treatment to patients, families, referring providers and the community at large.

Job Duties to include:

  • Be responsible for direct patient care including evaluation, management, education and assurance of follow up for each patient seen in clinic.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments focused on outpatient neurological/sleep disorder needs of patients including assessment of PAP therapy.
  • Collaborate with the Sleep Medicine Division team members, patient/family and other referring providers to formulate, implement, coordinate, evaluate and modify care plans that are individualized, multimodal/comprehensive and evidence-based.
  • Work with patients and families to determine their understanding of the patient's condition, proposed treatment plan and treatment options, provide appropriate education; discuss and develop goals of care and identify measurable treatment objectives.
  • Assist the patient, family and primary care provider(s) with implementation of the plan of care in the home and community.
  • Triage phone calls and provide assistance with implementation of plan of care in the outpatient setting and/or other healthcare facility.
  • Assess and facilitate referrals and consultations to other services per patient needs.
  • Complete documentation and billing procedures according to institutional and departmental guidelines. Ensure that documentation identifies goals of care and facilitates interdisciplinary communication.
  • Demonstrate accountability for evaluation of clinical practice, including adherence to organizational, state and national practice standards and codes.
  • Assure clinical competency and expertise in the area of sleep disorders.
  • Promote health maintenance that spans the continuum of health from inpatient to outpatient settings and.
  • Initiate and coordinate referrals to other health care team members or agencies.
  • Provide anticipatory guidance and counseling to patients/families and provide education and serve as a resource for ancillary staff in area of clinical expertise.
  • Provide education and serve as a resource for nursing staff, medical and advanced practice provider students, and residents in area of clinical expertise.
  • Serve in a consultative resource capacity by providing expert knowledge and behavioral skills that impact clinical practices and patient outcomes.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of divisional and departmental QA/QI/research programs.
  • Participate in consent and protocols for clinical trials/research projects in conjunction with other disciplines.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of divisional and departmental quality assessment/improvement/research programs and processes as well as contribute toward the achievement of divisional and departmental goals.
  • Participate in clinically relevant activities and attend UIHC APP council meetings and other conferences to enhance clinical and professional expertise.
  • Maintain national and state licensing and certification requirements.
  • Maintain current compliances (University, UI Health Care, Departmental, etc.) as required.

Required Qualifications:
  • Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Nursing which include graduation from an accredited Master's or Doctorate level nursing educational program and certification by an accepted accrediting agency.
  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required.
  • Current certification in specialty area and/or licensure as ARNP in state of Iowa is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in area of clinical practice is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Training and licensure as a Respiratory Therapist is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in area of sleep medicine practice.
  • Experience with patient and staff education.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement new programs.
  • Experience with evidence based practice or research utilization.
  • Participation in professional PA/ARNP organizations.


Position and Application Details:

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and education/credential verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

For additional questions, please contact Alexander Vongnhay at alexander-vongnhay@uiowa.edu or 319-467-2903.


Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Advanced Reg Nurse Prac
  • Appointment Type: SEIU
  • Schedule: Full-time
Compensation
  • Pay Level: 11
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Alexander Vongnhay
  • Contact Email: alexander-vongnhay@uiowa.edu

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