Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Job Summary: Provides health care and performs selective medical services under the direction of physicians.
Provides appropriate patient care to include recording patient medical history and physical assessment, developing therapeutic care plan, ordering diagnostic tests, interpreting test results, discharge planning and providing accurate medical record documentation.
Communicates and coordinates patient care with patient, family, community health services and interdisciplinary team.
Involves attending physician regarding plan of care and involves physician in clinical decision making of any issues that are outside the CRNP's knowledge base or scope of practice.
Prepares written prescription orders for drugs and controlled substances, administers medication and injections, sutures wounds and provides wound care.
Educates patients and family members regarding health and preventive medicine, medications prescribed, treatment instructions and recommends community resources as appropriate.
Triages patient telephone calls, provides monitoring and continuity of care.
Participates, develops, and implements performance and/or quality improvement initiatives.
Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies.
Serves as the clinical expert and acts as a clinical resource.
May perform other duties such as daily rounding of patients, manage outpatient concerns and any other duty specific to specialty.
Current RN and CRNP Licensure.
Support physicians in both inpatient and outpatient setting.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
The Allegheny Health Network is comprised of eight hospitals: Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg, Forbes, Jefferson, Saint Vincent, Westfield Memorial and West Penn; and more than 200 primary- and specialty-care practices. And we have approximately 1,700 physicians in every clinical specialty, 17,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Together, we provide world-class medicine to patients... in our communities, across the country and around the world.
For decades, the hospitals of Allegheny Health Network have been providing people with exceptional healthcare, care that helps people to live healthy lives and care that we deliver throughout their lifetimes. We continue this tradition by using the latest medical innovations to treat our patients, gaining knowledge through research to constantly improve how we prevent, diagnose and treat illness, and staffing our hospitals with experienced, expert and compassionate physicians, nurses, technicians, clinicians, and support professionals who are dedicated to medicine, people and healing.