We believe staying healthy is a group effort. That together we can make feeling good contagious. By energizing our communities, we bring you care that’s more than just medicine. We treat your mind, body and spirit. We’ve been answering this call since 1888, when our founding sisters established hospitals in Little Rock and Hot Springs. Today, we’re stronger than ever.
Consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as high performing in medical services, our system of care includes four hospitals as well as primary care and specialty clinics throughout Arkansas. While we appreciate the praise, we’re most thankful for truly extraordinary coworkers and medical staff who are living our mission by providing excellent and compassionate care.
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) will provide services to the designated Service Line to promote nursing knowledge and evidence-based practice by functioning as a clinical resource to the direct-care nurses. The APN will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to lead and facilitate programs and teams to improve the process of care delivery to the identified patient population. The APN will provide direct, comprehensive, therapeutic and preventive healthcare service to the patients and their families. These functions will include, but are not limited to the following: assessment of health status, ordering and evaluating tests, diagnosing and initiating appropriate therapeutic interventions, providing instruction and counseling to patients and their families, collaborating with other health care providers to provide and coordinate services to patients, and prescribing medications. The APN will provide health care within the Registered Nurse Practitioner scope of practice for those patients and MD’s with whom they have a collaborative Practice Agreement. The APN may also be asked to perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Current RNP and/or APN licensure in Arkansas. Completion of an accredited graduate program in nursing and preceptorship, including supporting documentation. Current BLS certification required. Current ACLS certification (for in-patient setting) is preferred.
Eligibility for a Medicare provider number and DEA registration.
Experience: Three to five years of clinical experience preferred. One year experience in an APN Role preferred.
Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the following physical activities; climbing, balancing, stopping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing, and sometimes exerting 20-100 pounds of force. The professional is required to have close visual acuity to perform daily activities. The individual may be subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents high heat and chemicals), infectious diseases, and may be required to work with prisoners and mentally incapacitated patients.
Skills: The individual demonstrates the knowledge to independently provide direct, comprehensive, preventative, and therapeutic healthcare to individuals and family members within the scope of practice. The Advanced Practice Nurse must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge and ability to perform technical and routine clinical procedures. . Employee’s work must be efficient and accurate. Must function effectively as a leader or member of a multidisciplinary team.
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