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Nurse Practitioner is certified under section 6910 of the New York State
Education Law and licensed as a registered nurse. A nurse practitioner provides
acute/primary health care in accordance with written policies approved by
nursing and medical administration.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. 1. Develops and implements a collaborative practice agreement in the specific clinical area and performs a periodic review of the collaborative agreement.
2. 2. Assesses the health status of patients/families by means of comprehensive health history and physical examination.
3. 3. Initiates selected therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, consultations and laboratory examination, prescribes and alters medication regimens, interprets findings and alters plan of care according to collaborative practice agreement and protocols in designated area.
4. 4. Provides teaching and counseling in the areas of health promotion, maintenance, disease prevention, and management of acute/chronic illnesses.
5. 5. Documents findings and plan of care in the patient's medical record.
6. 6. Consults with physician as established in the collaborative practice agreement.
7. 7. Initiates referrals to specialty services and fosters continuity of care.
8. 8. Participates in team meetings and conferences to enhance an interdisciplinary approach to acute/primary health care delivery.
9. 9. Performs a patient record review with the collaborating physician in a timely fashion but not less than every three months
Master's degree program designed to prepare a registered nurse to provide acute/primary health care services or the successful completion of an approved supplemental education program, i.e., post-Masters NP certificate.
New York State License with current registration as a registered nurse.
State Certification: Certified by the New York State Department of Education as a Nurse Practitioner as follows:
1) Is a graduate of New York State registered Nurse Practitioner Program or equivalent OR is certified as a Nurse Practitioner by a national association via examination.
2) Has completed a pharmacy component of not less than the required semester hours or the equivalent AND has been instructed in New York State and federal Laws relating to prescriptions and recordkeeping (3-hour course).
3) Has a collaborative practice agreement with a physician and designated protocols, both filed with the New York State Department of Education.
Clinical experience, preferably related to area of clinical practice.
Professional certification by relevant professional organization preferred.