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University of Utah Health Nurse Practitioner Neuro Critical Care Unit in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Our Neuro Critical Care unit (NCCU) provides care to neurosurgical and neurological patients from throughout the Intermountain West. Our unit has earned the DNV GL Stroke Center Certification and is designated a Stroke Center of Excellence. We provide a mentorship program, assistant charge nurse program, and competency based education including advanced neuro monitoring for patients.

Bed Size: 23 beds

This position provides primary care and treatment to a group of patients in a clinic or hospital unit.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Responsibilities

  • Assesses the physical condition of a group of patients by performing physical examinations and obtaining medical histories.

  • Formulates the medical plan and prognosis based on patient's condition.

  • Consults with physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment.

  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess the patient's clinical problems and health care needs.

  • Performs selected invasive procedures for therapeutic and/or diagnostic reasons within scope of validated competence.

  • Initiates and/or recommends medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy.

  • Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents.

  • Participates in quality improvement activities.

  • Counsels patients, families and significant others about health and illness, and promotes health maintenance.

  • Evaluates, plans, implements, and re-evaluates the care of individuals requiring emergency measures.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area.

  • Demonstrated leadership, teaching, research and communication skills.

  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Utah.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Acute Nurse Practitioner degree.

  • Certification in ACLS/BLS/NRP/ATLS may be required by your department or by privileging criteria.

  • Utah State prescriptive privileges.

  • Licensure is obtained by completing a Master's degree in Nursing or equivalency (the only equivalency to the Master's degree is current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner) and a National Certification which requires the successful completion of a nationally accredited examination.

  • UHPPM 1-56 requires that newly hired non-physician providers apply for credentialing and privileging at the time of hire.

  • Must be willing to work up to 6 night shifts per month.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

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EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application FAQs

Requisition Number 32695

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Days, up to 6 night shifts per month

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department COR ISC 18A CMO OFFICE

Category Critical Care

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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