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Nurse Prac Beh Hlth - Veteran's Services

Company: Advocate Christ Medical Center
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Nurse Prac Beh Hlth - Veteran's Services Job ID:


Full/Part Time:
Full_time Location:

1220 Dewey Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 Benefits Eligible:

Hours Per Week:
40 Major Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages acute, critical and chronic patients within an outpatient clinic, hospital-based outpatient department, and inpatient hospital setting.
  • Obtains medical histories, conducts physical examinations and assesses and determines differential diagnosis.
  • Interprets and evaluates patient data for the purpose of determining management and treatment of patients. Consults with physician as appropriate. Adjusts patient care plan by reviewing and monitoring treatments and therapy plans.
  • Coordinates specialty care program for specific patient population in one or more of the following areas: mental health, and/or substance abuse/dependence, and eating disorders. Maintains patient schedule; assesses, diagnoses, treats, orders and prescribes based on patient needs.
  • Assists with complex inpatient procedures in area of clinical specialty.
  • Prescribes, recommends and regulates pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies across multiple care settings, including controlled medications that are warranted by patient's diagnosis or changing medical condition.
  • Provides complex care coordination, which includes managing a variety of ancillary services, laboratory findings, discharge planning, provider referrals and medical devices as needed.
  • Orders, performs, and interprets procedures and diagnostic tests or studies, in the field of clinical specialty trained and determined competent by a physician, to manage simple conditions such as those produced by infection or trauma, as well as to assist in the management of more complex illness and injury. Examples include: injections, immunizations, suturing, wound care, screening for medical problems with point of care testing.
  • Counsels, instructs and educates patients on physical and mental health including: diet, preventive health measures, health behaviors, self-care skills, disease, treatment options, and normal growth and development.
  • Prepares, dictates and signs patient care plans and summaries of patient care. Maintains records according to established standards and guidelines.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.

    Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:

    • Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member practices, and
    • Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber license issued by the state of Wisconsin, and
    • Nurse Practitioner (AANP) certification issued by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), or
    • Nurse Practitioner (ANCC) certification issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and
    • Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) certification issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and
    • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration, and
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers -certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.

      Education Required:

      • Master's Degree in Nursing.

        Experience Required:

        • Typically requires 2 years of experience in providing and coordinating care for patients with acute, critical and chronic health conditions.

          Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

          • Maintains practice within both an outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital setting performing complex care coordination and advanced care to patients with complex, acute, critical and chronic health conditions.
          • Demonstrated high level of clinical proficiency, and excellent decision-making skills.
          • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective member of a health care team.
          • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively collaborate with and establish/build relationships with others.
          • Proven organizational skills and ability to prioritize effectively.

            Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

            • Must be able to stand, walk, bend, stoop, and twist continuously throughout the workday.
            • Must have functional speech, vision, touch, and hearing.
            • May be exposed to the following hazards: mechanical, electrical, chemical, and radiation as well as blood and body fluids; therefore, protective clothing and equipment (i.e., goggles, lead apron, gloves, gowns, etc.) must be worn as necessary.
            • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.

              This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

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