Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Division of Emergency Medicine. This position is for the Barnes Jewish West County Hospital.
The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant provides healthcare services typically performed by a physician, in collaboration with a permanently licensed physician. The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant performs history and physical exams, provides consultations, works with consultants, orders diagnostic studies, incorporates results of diagnostic tests in rendering diagnoses and treatment plans, prescribes medication, counsels patients and family members. The Nurse Practitioner manages the healthcare and treatment of patients who are acutely ill, chronically ill and critically ill and who are within age group of those patients eligible to be treated by the collaborating physician, including those patients in the intensive Emergency Department care setting in conformance with the unit policies. The Nurse Practitioner will assess, stabilize and determine disposition of patients with emergent conditions consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and consultative call services.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assesses and counsels patients and obtains medical histories.
Bills for professional services as permitted by the collaborative practice agreement.
Interprets diagnostic test results for deviations from normal.
Prescribes therapy or medication in accordance with the collaborative practice agreement.
Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory test.
Provides education to patients and their significant others, doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals to improve clinical care.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in service meetings and workshops.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objective, quality assurance programs, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
Refers to appropriate consultants as necessary in a timely manner.
Current MSN with emphasis in the Nurse Practitioner program.
AGPN, FNP or ACNP licensure, or ability to successfully obtain licensure within three months of date of hire.
Certain/additional certifications may be necessary based on area of specialty.
Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Nurse Practitioner who has practiced as an NP in a critical care setting for at years.
Current or recent hospital experience within the Emergency Department is highly preferred.
The hiring range for this position is $78,915 - $142,077 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Normal emergency department clinic environment, with exposure to patient elements, prolonged extensive or considerable standing/walking, lifting and moving patients, supplies and equipment with variable work schedule.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade S30.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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