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Under general direction the Nurse Practitioner in Neurology will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary health care team to provide a comprehensive health care assessment to patients in the designated specialty. Conducts comprehensive health assessment, demonstrates a high level of automony, and possesses expert skills in the diagnosis and treatment of complex responses of individuals to actual or potential health problems. Formulates clinical decisions to manage acute and chronic illness and promote wellness. Integrates education, research, management, leadership and consultation into their clinic role and function in collegial relationships with nurses, physicians, professionals, and others who influence health care.
Knowledge of clinical practice nursing
Verbal/written communication skills
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Patient assessment skills
Public speaking skills
Ability to respond to questions in a tactful and professional manner
Ability to instruct/teach/tutor
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Knowledge of EMR
Masters degree in nursing and certification in specialty area of a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Adult Nurse Practitioner; supplemented with two (2) years related experience. Missouri RN License and certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse required.
Participates in delivering direct patient care; provides instructions and teaching to patients and families; assists in outpatient clinics with examinations and assessments; follows up on lab, test, and procedure results and prescriptions; informs patients of medication changes; informs physicians of patients’ questions; evaluates patients’ qualifications for clinical research studies; provides initial contact with patients’ primary physician; establishes referral database; communicates with referring physicians for follow-up care and referrals
Maintains patient medical records and documents progress in electronic medical record, interacts with home health agencies, insurance companies and hospital staff.
Performs other duties as required
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