The Lead Nurse Practitioner, under the sponsorship of a board-certified physician and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary health team, is responsible for the oversight of the provision of comprehensive care to outpatients. The Lead Nurse Practitioner will provide the evaluation, coordination, and management for an identified patient population to achieve quality care and efficient use of resources. The Lead Nurse Practitioner functions in an expanded role within the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act, Nursing and Medical Staff Policies and Procedures and in accordance with clinical protocols. The Lead Nurse Practitioner is granted affiliate privileges by the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital medical staff, which list specific clinical protocols and procedures and are reviewed by-annually.
- Provides comprehensive care to patients in outpatient settings.
- Coordinates clinical activities in the Spine Division.
- Maintains competency in technical skills, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that the supervising physician(s) may delegate to the lead nurse practitioner.
- Provides daily oversight of nurse practitioners, nurses and medical assistants in the Spine Division.
- Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of Jefferson.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
· Collaborates with Spine Division Physicians to ensure the efficient and effective provision of services to patients.
· Responsible for the recruitment of all Divisional clinical staff.
· Ensures that all clinical staff receive adequate training and orientation and maintain necessary certifications, licensure and training.
· Performs annual performance evaluations for clinical staff and, if necessary disciplines.
· Monitors clinical staffing levels and makes adjustments as necessary.
M.S.N. from an accredited institution, CRNP
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION:
Current PA RN and CRNP license
ACLS and BLS
Experience as a registered nurse is required. Prior supervisory experience preferred.
Knowledge of hospital ancillary department functions generally acquired through previous education and/or experience.
Jefferson Health delivers state-of-the-art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 7,800 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21 st century professional education. We have 30,000 employees.
Jefferson Health , with 14 hospitals (three are Magnet-designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 50+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually . This year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as the 16 th best hospital in the nation, and among the nation’s best in 11 specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 69 such centers in the nation.
Thomas Jefferson University, nationally recognized for advancing groundbreaking developments in healthcare education and research, recently combined with Philadelphia University, internationally known for architecture, design, engineering, textiles and more. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has nine colleges and three schools dedicated to interprofessional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet-to-be-imagined careers.
As an employer, the Jefferson Enterprise maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.