Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Company: Albany Medical Center
Posted on: September 19, 2023
Canaan, NY, United States
Department/Unit:Post Surgical PRNWork Shift:Night (United States of
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a nurse who, through clinical
experience, study and supervised practice in patient care at the
masters or doctoral level, has gained expertise in a specific
specialty area of patient care services. The NP demonstrates the
advanced knowledge, skills, and credentialing required to function
in advanced practice and expanded specialty nursing. The NP has the
responsibility and accountability for the assessment and management
of patients, including ordering diagnostic tests, consultations,
therapeutic interventions and the day to day implementation and
evaluation of an appropriate plan of care. As an advanced
practitioner, the NP is essential to the case management of patient
with specialized health needs. The NP works in collaboration with
the attending physician, primary nurse and other health care
providers to provide family centered care.
The NP is responsible and accountable for the development and
application of specialty practice standards, and research to
enhance the quality of care to the patient and the patient's
Essential Duties & Responsibilities include:
--- Apply knowledge of anatomy, principles or theories of
neurology, microbiology, physiology, psychology, human
disabilities, pharmacology, gerontology, human growth and
development, human developmental disease, and medical terminology
as appropriate in the care setting and as appropriate for level of
--- Conduct patient assessments and complete physical examinations,
collect clinical data including vital signs, collecting specimens,
prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments, order and
interpret medical laboratory test results, diagnose medical
condition of patient, administer medications or treatments and
perform minor surgery.
--- Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose
and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes
symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions,
and preventive health-care measures.
--- Complete accurate patient coding for effective billing,
maintain accurate and detailed patient medical reports, and
maintain inventory of medical supplies and instruments.
--- Serve as a resource and team leader during clinical shifts to
ensure the smooth flow of patient processing, treatment and
discharge including patient triaging.
--- Act as a mentor to new staff and/or physician assistant
--- Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Master's degree
--- Board Certified, NYS licensure, and DEA registration.
--- Successful completion and maintenance of ACLS and BLS.
--- Able to quickly master all aspects of a computerized medical
recordkeeping and billing system.
--- Must project a professional image and earn the confidence of
--- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.
--- Must be HIPAA compliant at all times.Physician AssistantThank
you for your interest in Albany Medical Center! Albany Medical is
an equal opportunity employer.This role may require access to
information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its
patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to
HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated
by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are
expected to ensure that:Access to information is based on a "need
to know" and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned
duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of
information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable
efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards,
shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected
from unauthorized access and modification.
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