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Roles & Responsibilities:
Nurse Practitioner- Cerebrovascular / Stroke Program
Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Develops and implements a collaborative practice agreement in the specific clinical area
2. Assesses the health status of patients by means of comprehensive health history and physical examinations.
- Initiates therapeutic and diagnostic procedure, consultations, angiographic procedures, and laboratory examinations. Interprets diagnostic findings and accordingly alters plan of care including but not limited to prescribing and altering medication regimens and blood tests according to agreed-upon collaborative practice agreement and protocols in designated area.
- Promptly identities changes in patient’s condition and modify treatment regimen and therapies appropriately to promote optimal health status and outcomes.
- Provides teaching and counseling in areas of health promotion and maintenance and in disease prevention in collaboration with Stroke Center Director, the Cerebrovascular Center, Site Director, and other Stroke Team members.
- Provides pre-, intra- and post-op counseling on care and recovery process for invasive procedures.
- Clearly and comprehensively documents findings and plan of care in patient’s medical record, including but not limited to daily progress notes, procedural reports, admission H&P’s, and discharge summaries.
- Collaborates with Administrative Director, Cerebrovascular Center, ED, and ICU providers regarding safe transfer of stroke patients to higher level of clinical care as deemed necessary.
- Gathers and prepares statistical reports for data analysis, as needed, for tracking and reporting for stroke core measure performance improvement initiatives and routine maintenance of the stroke database
- Consults with physician(s), Cerebrovascular Center, and Stroke Team members as established in the collaborative practice agreement.
- Maintain knowledge current by self-directed learning and attendance at educational Programs and at least 8 hours of CME credits in stroke care management, prevention and related areas per year.
- Participates in defining, maintaining, and interpreting standards of nursing practice.
- Interfaces with Nurse Managers/Directors/ PA’s/ Nurses
- Initiates hospital admission and discharge after collaborative consultation with Cerebrovascular Center physicians.
- Works collaboratively with Administrative Director, Cerebrovascular Center MSQ Site Director, and interdisciplinary team to promote optimal patient outcomes.
- Obtains and maintains certification in NIH Stroke Scale.
- Responds to stroke codes in hospital, both in emergency department and any hospital unit requesting such services in a rapid and efficient manner.
- Performs detailed history and physical examination on all consultations, obtaining data elements such as timing of studies and other parameters necessary for stroke center certification as specified by the stroke center director and / or stroke center coordinator.
- Performs qualification of patients for acute stroke treatment, including intravenous thrombolysis with tPA and endovascular thrombectomy.
· Serves as a resource person to nurses and other team members during pre-hospital stroke notification and sustains support during acute active phase of stroke notification and recovery process to discharge. Serves as a resource for providing education to nursing staff of new evidence based practices supporting nursing practice goals.
· Participates in departmental and interdisciplinary committees which influence and/or determine policies affecting nursing practice.
· Participates in interdisciplinary clinical rounds and maintains log of rounding reports.
Will require Day/Evening Flexibility
Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program, National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner – ANCC or AANP, Current NYS licensure as Registered Professional Nurse, Current NYS Licensure as a Nurse Practitioner, Current Certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, Current DEA Certification or eligibility to apply, Current ED / Critical Care / Acute Care experience, Previous progressive experience relevant to area of clinical practice, Acute Care Physical & Neuro assessment skills, Expert in placement of peripheral IV placement
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
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Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
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