Patient Care Associate

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Job Description

This position assists with the management of Pulmonary Critical Care Service Line patients. In this role, the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will assist with patients that have been admitted into the Pulmonary Service by the pulmonologists or when the Pulmonary Service have been consulted by other physicians. The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant may assist the Pulmonary Service Line Physicians with admission of patients, patient rounds, consults, history and physicals, discharges and other duties with their scope of practice.

EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing Masters program. Evidence of continuing education. Current unrestricted Tennessee licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse and RN. Must hold a national Certification in a Nursing Specialty Area.

EXPERIENCE: Prefer 1-3 years NP experience with cardiac patients in acute hospital setting. Previous experience as RN in ICU or cardiac step-down.

SKILLS: ACLS, Prescriptive Authority (DEA Number), proficient in clinical skills of assessment of Cardiac patients. Abides by agreed upon protocol for patient care and possess good communication skills. Knowledge and understanding of computer use.

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