APN-Nurse Practitioner Pain Management (1028) Lakewood, Ohio

Job Responsibilities: Assess health status by obtaining relevant health and medical history. Performs a physical exam based upon the age and patient history as per the Standard Care Arrangement with a collaborating physician. Identifies significant health and medical risk factors. Orders, interprets and evaluates laboratory test and other diagnostic studies to assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs. Develops a diagnosis by analyzing and synthesizing collected data. In collaboration with the physician, develops a treatment plan along with the patient and significant others. Performs diagnostic or therapeutic interventions consistent with certification. May prescribe and monitor medications as allowed by prescriptive authority through Ohio Board of Nursing. Develops patient education plan. Participates in medical team rounds; collaborates with nursing, medical and other healthcare team members regularly to ensure quality patient care. May perform admission history & physical, document progress notes, prepare discharge summaries as required. Assists with and facilitates discharge planning

Education: Master's or Doctoral degree in Nursing preferred. Experience: Two years clinical nursing experience preferred. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Licensed as RN in State of Ohio, national certification as nurse practitioner by nationally accredited organization, current certificate of authority by Ohio Board of Nursing, certificate to prescribe preferred. BLS Healthcare Provider; ACLS or PALS may be required based upon work setting.

Physical Requirements: Typical physical demands include the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time. Manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination to perform physical examinations. Requires corrected vision and hearing to a normal range. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. May require exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.

Certifications may include: acute care, adult, family, gerontology, psych and mental health, neonatology,pediatrics and women's health.