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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Company: InterCommunity
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Accountable for providing advanced nursing and consultation services in accordance with written standardized procedures, the APRN manages the primary care needs of InterCommunity's patient population.
Summary of Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides appropriate nursing and/or health care services to patients including obtaining complete histories. -
  • Performing pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new patients.
  • Clinical assessments, treatments, diagnosing medical conditions, assessing emergencies, ordering diagnostic studies, prescribing medications -
  • -Obtains interval histories and performs pertinent examinations on return patients -
  • Performs various procedures possibly including, but not limited to: --- Administering injections --- Performing and/or assisting with minor surgical procedures --- Obtaining PAP smears, genital, wound and other cultures as indicated --- Obtaining EKG tracings --- Performing phlebotomy --- Irrigating, staining eyes for foreign bodies, abrasions --- Irrigating ear canals, and removing cerumen -
  • Performs specialized duties in providing medical care to a variety of patients including individuals with acute and chronic conditions
  • -Consults with clinical staff regarding assessment methods and treatment plans -
  • -Assists in determining need for contractual health services -
  • Provides direction to staff on appropriate health record documentation -
  • Prepares reports on health services, problems and investigations -
  • -Participates in quality assurance and other clinical committees as needed -
  • May assist families and other groups in understanding medical needs of patients serviced by agency; may participate as a member of multi-disciplinary evaluation team
  • -Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary. -
  • Recognizes and considers age-specific needs of patients -
  • May provide training to nursing and paraprofessional staff; may direct agency clinic services -
  • Performs related duties as required -

    • -State of Connecticut APRN licensure required. Current DEA certificate and State CDS required.

      Experience in public health preferred. Considerable knowledge of nursing principles and clinical therapeutic models; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of state, federal and local health care agencies and programs; knowledge of pharmacology as it relates to advanced nursing practice

Keywords: InterCommunity, East Hartford , Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Healthcare , East Hartford, Connecticut

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