We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942,
but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal,
lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned,
every record broken and every patient helped is because of the
dedicated employees who fill our hallways.
At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support
those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come
make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future
This job works in a collaborative model including but not
limited to: residents, fellows, attendings, and staff who care for
hospital medicine patients on floors of the Medical Center. This
job works under the supervision of the Medical Director or approved
staff physician and in association with the PCCs, staff nurses, and
discharge coordinator in the planning, implementation and
evaluation of medical and nursing care; and assumes responsibility
for primary and urgent medical management, emergency stabilization
of all critically ill patients, teaching of residents and medical
students, staff development and education, patient education and
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's
Required - Master's degree in Nursing
Required - None
Preferred - 3 years' related working experience
Required - Current License as an Advanced Practice Registered
Nurse (APRN) in the state of practice
Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
ANCC or AANPCP Certified for
Family Nurse Practitioner or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner ANCC
or AANPCP Certified
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) / Advanced Cardiovascular Life
Support (ACLS) Certification from the American Heart
Eligible for Prescriptive Authority in the state of practice as
outlined by the State Board of Nursing
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of required job information.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Working knowledge of Advanced Practice Provider policies and
protocols at a department and campus/system level.
- Reliable transportation as must be able to travel throughout
and between facilities.
- Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7,
weekend, holiday, on call availability).
- Utilizes the approved medical practices process in the delivery
of all patient care.
- Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational,
safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients
served in assigned areas.
- Maintains an attitude of inquiry towards medical practices and
patient care outcomes, and may develop research methodology.
- Provides education experiences to patient families, staff,
other health professionals, and to the community.
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
- Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of
work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or
this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance &
Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate
reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable
behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy,
and/or other compliance-related concerns.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than
negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
(Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time)
to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only
a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it
requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when
it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or
pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires
working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing
and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those
materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of
maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial
setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though
the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands,
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area
where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works
with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may
be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.
Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!
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