The NP is skilled in nonvascular invasive radiologic procedures such as paracenteses, thoracenteses, thyroid biopsies, and other subcutaneous biopsies. The NP is skilled in consenting; writing H&P, orders, plans of care, problem lists, medication reconciliation, discharge summaries, and procedure notes that meet compliance standards, organizing and leading care teams, and have a passion for teaching in an academic environment.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) works in collaboration with, and is an integral member of, a multidisciplinary health care team. The NP has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice/education and provides an environment of safe quality care. The NP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation.
The NP performs paracenteses, thoracenteses, thyroid and other superficial biopsies. These procedures are determined through order consults that are reviewed in advance with the Nurse Coordinator and scheduled. The reviews are based on medical records and imaging.
The NP is skilled at writing H&P, orders, plans of care, problem lists, medication reconciliation, discharge summaries, and procedure notes
The NP coordinates CT and US procedures on a day to day basis by providing guidance to the residents/fellows around preparation, consenting, and coordinating disposition of care.
The NP acts as a resource to and liaison between the procedure team members.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
Current TN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Licensure
Current provider card in Basic Life Support (BLS) as required by department and facility
Strong computer skills, especially with electronic health records
Eligible for Hospital privileges
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