The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant is prepared through a formal educational program that meets criteria established by the profession. Nurse practitioners and Physician Assistants are certified by examination of an approved certifying body. This individual works independently and in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals to provide health care across the continuum of care for assigned patients. The successful candidate will provide primary health and specialty specific care to individuals and families, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention. The provision of care includes, but is not limited to: comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescription of pharmacological agents and treatments, and non-pharmacological therapies. Teaching and counseling individuals, families, and groups are an important part of the practice. This individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs is required. This individual demonstrates leadership through involvement on committees and team projects, education, and research and actively seeks to improve the practice of nursing through performance improvement initiatives.
Level II Requirements:
In addition to meeting the above requirements, the NP must meet two to four of the following:
Spend at least 50% of days based at the hospital (rounds, service, or shift work)
Perform specialized procedure(s)
Provides evals and consults with indirect supervision at least 50% of days worked
Spend at least 10% of days as First Assist in surgery
Take call assignments (Primary and/or ED)
Provide Weekend/Holiday Service.