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Nurse Practitioner (NP) Associate (Acute Care) - Critical Care Fellowship, Baltimore, Maryland

CategoryHealth Care General
CountryUnited States
What You Will Do:

*Full-Time/Rotating Schedule*
*CRNP Acute Care*

Fellowship Program Information:


Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

This fast-paced, 9-month training program prepares NP fellows to become highly skilled in the management of critical illness. Our structured training program uses high-fidelity simulation, didactic, and precepted clinical rotations to develop advanced clinical decision making in the management of critically ill patients. Only applicants from an accredited Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program are eligible.

Clinical Practice/Patient Care
  • Models high level of clinical competency and expertise related to patient populations in areas of assignment. Participates in developing/revising standards of practice to meet changing patient population requirements.
  • Serves as a resource in planning care for complex patients. Identifies need for and initiates patient care conferences. Assumes leadership role in peer review of nursing process.
  • Models relationship skills with patients and families to not only prevent poor outcomes and complaints, but to promote patient satisfaction
  • Models effective documentation practices. Develops strategies to ensure complete documentation
  • Effectively uses and adapts a variety of teaching resources in meeting learning needs of patients/families. Identifies needs for and participates in acquisition/development of additional teaching resources. Models effective teaching and documentation.
  • Facilitates collaboration among health team members. Models effective communication with other disciplines. Takes the lead in assuring continuity and consistency of care which extends beyond unit boundaries.

  • Patient Care Management
  • Identifies the need for multidisciplinary services; initiates and tracks referrals as appropriate.
  • Takes the lead within the multidisciplinary team in monitoring patient progress, identifying problems and facilitating changes in treatment approach to meet patient care objectives.
  • Identifies ways to improve the discharge planning process to reduce length of stay and prevent delays in discharge. Monitors patient progress towards discharge and takes the lead with colleagues in facilitating timely discharge.
  • Models highly effective interpersonal and communication skills. Responds effectively to conflictual or complex issues in coordinating services on behalf of the patient/family.
  • Monitors competency, documentation and outcomes and counsels non-licensed staff regarding performance. Identifies ways to facilitate working relationships among all levels of staff to meet patient care requirements.
  • Ensures the safety of the clinical environment for patients, visitors and other staff members. Reports and/or corrects environmental hazards without delay.
  • Models appropriate judgment in the follow-up of patient care issues, including use of physician, nursing and/or administrative chain of command.

  • Professional Practice Participation

  • Actively participates in and takes the lead in professional practice partnership activities at the unit level and beyond. Takes personal responsibility for group outcomes. Provides feedback to peers and manager about effectiveness of partnership activities.
  • Demonstrates responsiveness to unit needs. Coordinates and facilitates scheduling, assignments and governance activities, based on changing patient care requirements and mutual negotiation with peers.
  • Demonstrates effectiveness in and serves as a resource in conflict management, negotiation of differences of opinions with others and group dynamics. Assumes a clarifying and facilitating role in relation to conflict management

  • Service Quality Management
  • Identifies and acts on opportunities to improve quality of services and patient outcomes at the unit level. Facilitates multidisciplinary quality improvement efforts.
  • Actively participates in and leads discussion of quality results and patient feedback, problem solving, and development of plans to improve quality of care and service. Follows up and supports efforts of colleagues to implement improvement action plans.
  • Models effective customer service behaviors. Identifies and acts on opportunities to understand and respond to customer requirements. Monitors customer satisfaction on unit.
  • Models a professional image. Facilitates staff understanding of behaviors which project a professional image.

  • Unit Operations
  • Takes a proactive approach to managing actual and potential problems with patient flow and bed availability.
  • Facilitates unit level change to meet unit and organizational goals.

  • Self-Management/ Professional Development
  • Takes initiative in setting professional and performance goals and demonstrates accountability in taking agreed upon actions to meet goals.
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining current clinical knowledge base and enhancing skills related to role.
  • Effectively utilizes available resources to meet professional goals and further goals of the unit.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

  • What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland. Master of Science Degree with completion of an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Applicant is waiting for licensure by the Maryland State Board of Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner, this must be obtained prior to start date. Must present proof of license application/ reciprocity.
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience as a Registered Nurse is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote professionalism through involvement in professional organizations, teaching, research, publishing, and/or certification in area of specialty.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit/area/department policies and procedures.
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are required to interact with patient families, departmental units, medical and nursing staff on all essential matters. Demonstrated/documented effective interpersonal skills.

  • https://www.nursingworld.org/organizational-programs/accreditation/ptap/

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    EmployerUniversity of Maryland Medical Center

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