Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner


Complies with PH DuBois policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations

Makes decisions regarding data gathering and appropriate management and the treatment of patients being seen for the initial evaluation of a problem or the follow-up evaluation of a previously diagnosed and stabilized condition.

Initiate, by the observation of patient s condition, appropriate evaluation and care provided within the practice setting and as directed within the hospital setting.

Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination

Establish medical priorities based on the assessment findings.

Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal

Performs therapeutic procedures as delineated on the clinical privileges form.

Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care

Provides patient care and instructions as delegated by the physician supervisor that are within the scope of the physician supervisor s practice, and the physician assistant is qualified to perform.

Performs clinical procedures as delineated in the written agreement between the supervising physician and the physician assistant

Performs clinical procedures and takes orders to dispense drugs as reviewed with the supervising physician.

Reviews patient treatment regimen and changes the regimen and provides this information to the treating physician.

Coordinates patient care with other treatment members.

Counsels and instructs patients regarding their health care.

Assures adequate patient health records are maintained and transferred as required when patients are referred to other facilities.

Attends and reports at all appropriate meetings.

Actively teaches patients, when appropriate, and provides staff training to promote effective patient education.

Provides instruction and professional educational programs for staff.

Performs administrative duties as assigned.

Promotes scientific inquiry in clinical practice using the research process to improve practice.

Supports the data collection, analysis, and evaluation required for performance improvement initiatives.

Applies statistical and analytic knowledge in performance improvement activities.

Identifies PI initiatives and supports the required data collection, analysis, and evaluation required for performance improvement initiatives.

Oversees the development and implementation of clinical pathways and nursing care standards specific to the needs of the Orthopaedic patient, with other team members.

Conducts community educational programs to support the business development.

Provides on call coverage under the supervision of the physician as requested.

Other duties as directed.


  • Masters Degree in Nursing required.
  • Current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse licensure required.
  • Current certification as a nurse practitioner from a board-recognized national certification organization (as per the Pennsylvania state board of nursing) which requires the passing of a national certifying examination in the particular clinical speciality area in which the applicant is seeking certification by the board required.
  • CPR certification from the American Heart Association required.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as a Nurse Practitioner preferred.
  • Maintains current ACLS and PALS certifications preferred.


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