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Nurse Practitioner-LGMC 7T Stroke-Part Time in Lafayette, LA at Lafayette General Health

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

I. The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for exhibiting concern for high standards in patient care:

  • Assist within the NP or PA scope of practice with comprehensive patient history and physical examination and hospital rounds for patients with medical conditions.
  •  Provides hospital rounds for patients followed by neurologist team according to collaborative agreement.
    • Documents patient rounds in SOAP format in progress notes according to Protocol
    • Issues appropriate patient orders according to Protocol
  • Collaborates with Medical Director and physicians to develop protocols to enhance quality patient outcomes.
  • Follows up to monitor outcomes.
  • Assists with clinical problem solving at the unit level.
  • Assists in developing guidelines to ensure quality patient care.
  • Exhibits knowledge of patient rights for all age groups served in specialty area.
  • Facilitates discharge planning and coordination of post-discharge follow-up
  • Provide on-site, 24-hour care to patients in the neuro-intensive care unit or designated intensive care beds used for the care of complex stroke patients.
  • Actively assists with development and setting of clinical standards.
  • Serves as a respected resource in clinical matters.
  • Accountable for excellence in clinical practice.
  • Sustains clinical environment that supports excellence in nursing practice.
  • Validates that patient care is consistent with identified standard of care.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patient served on his/her specialty area.

II. The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for Resource Management within the department

  • Facilitates interdisciplinary networking, i.e., physician/nurse rounds
  • Participates in the teaching role under the Stroke Medical Director’s direction

III. The Physician Extender/NP will participate and maintain high standards in research and quality improvement

  • Facilitates and supports healthcare research
  • Ensures that current NP/PA data is incorporated into clinical practice and care and delivery
  • Supports and assists with hospital-based QA improvement programs
  • Participates in interdisciplinary rounds that focus on patient care issues and discharge planning.

IV. The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for upholding influence/leadership in the department:

  • Responsive to patient/family expectations and needs.
  • Uses group dynamics to affect positive change.
  • Demonstrates creativity in the clinical consultant role.
  • Demonstrates political sensitivity.
  • Participates/contributes to the strategic planning activities for Patient Care and nursing units.
  • Coordinates efforts of collaborative Stroke Team to ensure quality patient care delivery.
  •  Provides a strong image as a leader/role model.
  • Acts as change agent.
  • Follows Guidelines and Standards of practice approved by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) or the Louisiana State Board of Nursing
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of current trends in specialty area.
  • Obtains required continuing education hours annually.
  • Maintains documentation within two weeks of attendance.

Job Requirements


  • Current Registered Nurse licensure to practice nursing in the state of Louisiana.
  • Satisfactory completion of a program of studies accredited by the American Nursing Association which is recognized by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
  • National certification in Family Nursing Practitioner or other Nurse Practitioner specialty care areas such as Gerontology, Adult (or certification within three years of employment for new graduate).
  • Two years of clinical nursing experience.
  • 2 yeas of emergency or critical care experience preferred.
  • Must complete training in cerebrovascular and neurocritical care through the completion of a comprehensive educational program focusing on neurological emergencies within the completion of the 6-month probationary period. One example of this is Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) certification or equivalent for providers covering neurointensive care beds.
  • Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice. Extensive knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and management of acute and chronic patient/family problems.
  • Current licensure and certification required by the State of Louisiana of LAC 46:XLVII.3705 and 3707 Advanced Practitioner of Nursing: Primary Nurse Associate.


  • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
  • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas

Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required.