Company: White Plains Hospital
Location: White Plains
Posted on: May 13, 2022
Position SummaryAn exempt position responsible for providing
primary care services, including assessing, diagnosing,
prescribing, treating and educating patients.
The White Plains Hospital Nurse Practitioner (NP) maintains
standards of the practice for nursing as defined by the American
Nurses Association Code of Ethics, Nursing Scope and Standards of
Practice and Nursing's Social Policy Statement.
The NP actualizes the vision, mission, values, and balanced
scorecard performance measures for White Plains Hospital.
The NP participates in performance improvement/research activities;
maintains professional practice standards and clinical expertise;
and demonstrates leadership skills. The NP demonstrates core and
unit specific competencies based on the patient population
The NP will assess and provide care to a selected group of patients
in collaboration with physicians. The NP will be responsible for
carrying out the plan of care for his/her patients. The NP
contributes to the actualization of the philosophy and objectives
of the specific Division/Department. He/she practices within the
scope of practice in care delivery. He/she participates in
performance improvement and research activities, and maintains
professional practice standards and clinical expertise.
The NP is responsible for providing primary care services,
including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating and
educating patients. The NP works closely with physicians and other
clinicians in a team approach to patient care. The NP may
specialize in a specific type of clinical care, e.g. pediatrics,
Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the
- Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards,
Policies and Behaviors
- Performs health assessments including patient history and
- Performs diagnostic procedures, according to privileges.
- Performs preventive screening according to age and history.
- Orders diagnostic tests. Evaluates special test and study
results and incorporate them into plan of care.
- Formulates appropriate diagnoses, based on history, physical
examination and clinical findings.
- Plans and provides care, within the framework of policies,
procedures privileges and available resources, and applying
- Involves the patient/family in planning care.
- In collaboration with physicians and other health care
providers, coordinates care of patients and evaluates plan of care
and patient toward health goals and modifies plan of care
- Prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies,
according to privileges.
- Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic procedures and tests
within the scope of privileging
- Provides patient/family education related to health status.
- Evaluates effectiveness of plan of care and interventions by
comparing patients/significant other/family responses to planned
- Collaborates and communicates appropriately with all members of
the health care team.
- Documents in a thorough and timely manner.
- Participates in the education of health care professionals and
students through mentoring, precepting, in-services, seminars and
- Participates in professional activities that contribute to the
advancement of nursing practice, such as participation in
professional associations and publication
- Develops own clinical knowledge and skills through continuing
education programs, course work and reading professional
- Participates in own performance evaluation and establishment of
plan for self-development and learning.
- Abides by the standards of care and standards of practice
established by White Plains Hospital Center (WPHC).
- Accepts and abides by the "Ethical Code for Nurse" as
established by the American Nurses Association.
- Practices within the regulations of the New York State Nurse
- Maintains nurse practitioner specialty certification, both with
the American Nurses Credentialing Center, or other national
credentialing body, and with the New York State Department of
Education (NYSED - Board of Nursing).
- Incorporates guidelines and standards into practice as
established by state and national regulatory bodies and
- Demonstrates effective stress management and problem solving
- Role models professional behavior in all situations.
- Effectively uses time to initiate special projects related to
area of practice.
- Demonstrates integration of Quality Improvement and research
- Participates in systematic reviews of records and/or treatment
plans for the purposes of peer review, self- evaluation, outcome
monitoring and/or quality improvement.
- Supports research by defining research questions, participating
and/or conducting research in practice setting, as indicated.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned. Education &
- Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited school.
- Current NYS license to practice as a Registered Professional
- Current NYS license as a Nurse Practitioner
- National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner
- Maintains a current collaborative practice agreement.
- BCLS certification required; ACLS certification preferred.
- Minimum two years' experience in an acute care setting
- ONS Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certification (only required if
working in the Infusion Center)
Core CompetenciesClinical proficiency Ability to multi-task
Communication skills Problem-solving skills
Planning and organizing Attention to detail
Problem-solving skills Judgment and decision-making
Stress tolerance Project management Physical/Mental
Demands/Requirements & Work Environment
- May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required
tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are
listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may
be accessed through the hospital's Intranet site (Employee
Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at
the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc. Primary Population
ServedCheck appropriate box(s) below:
- Neonatal (birth - 28 days)
Patients with exceptional communication needs
- Infant (29 days - less than 1 year)
Patients with developmental delays
- Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Patients at end of life
- Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Patients under isolation precautions
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Patients with cultural needs
Geriatric (> 65 years)
- All populations
Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities
- Non-patient care population
The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are
not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White
Location: White Plains Hospital - WPH CAMS - Infusion Chairs
Schedule: Full Time, Day, Mon - Fri 9a-5p
Keywords: White Plains Hospital, White Plains , Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , White Plains, New York
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