|Knowledge of: |
APRN scope of practice and core competencies; current evidence and standards of advanced practice nursing care within specialty area to include regular maintenance through continuing education; Medical staff and Advanced Practice Professional bylaws, rules and regulations; hospital practice and documentation standards; department and hospital policies and procedures; patient rights; workplace safety; infection prevention; storage, use, and disposal of hazardous materials; emergency response; etc.
Caring for the patient with acute, critical or complex chronic illnesses; advanced assessment, collecting, integrating data, physical exam, diagnostic tests and procedures, synthesis of diagnostic data, identifying goals and outcomes, developing a plan of care, implementing treatments, prescribing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions consistent with the plan of care and the APRN's education, practice, facility and state regulatory requirements), evaluating patient's progress toward attainment of goals and outcomes.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, including stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, and strength to examine and treat varied patients, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.