Nurse Practitioner - Nocturnist
We are currently looking for an Acute Care Nurse Practinioner to work with one of our community partners here at Tucson Medical Center. A qualified candidate will have the ability to work nights consistenty and cover shifts in most of our adult inpatient units. Candidate will also be required to complete the following duties/tasks:
--Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.
--Confers with hospitalist, residents, nursing staff, and/or other care providers to ensure optimum quality of patient care.
--Synthesizes data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate the patient’s plan of care, including ordering and interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic studies / results.
--Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling and education to patients, families and caregivers related to current care and preventive health measures.
Nocturnist schedule consists of three (3) twelve (12) hour night shifts per week.
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Nursing or related area, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of related experience, preferably in an acute care setting. Open to new ACNP candidates.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: National certification as a Nurse Practitioner or must be National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner eligible, must become credentialed at TMC through the Professional Staffing Office prior to appointment. Must have and maintain a current Arizona state license as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner including prescriptive authority. Must obtain and maintain a current Federal Drug Enforcement Agency License for prescribing controlled substances. Must obtain and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); for Mental Health only Crisis Prevention Instruction (CPI) required. Must have ACNP certification.