Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Nurse Practitioner NE in Bogalusa, Louisiana

The Nurse Practitioner examines and treats patients independently and in autonomous collaboration with other health care professionals following established standards and practices. Ensures proper illness and injury care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Relies on education, experience, professional training and judgment to accomplish responsibilities. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Works under minimal supervision under the direction of the collaborating physician, as appropriate. May lead and direct the work of others within scope of practice.

  • Patient assessment and teaching and learning needs are accurately documented, detailed nursing history is obtained, and patients at physiologic and or psychological risk are identified as evidenced by physical assessments of patients that identify priority care needs.

  • Diagnosis is appropriately formulated with pertinent therapeutic and diagnostic procedures ordered at all times as evidenced by necessary procedures that are performed to implement plan of care based on care standards and, or protocols.

  • Treatment plan is implemented with consults and referrals with interdisciplinary team regarding patient assessment findings conducted as appropriate at all times.

  • Plan of care is reassessed, revised and modified based on physiological and psychosocial findings as evidenced by documentation in the treatment plan. Patient plan of care is reviewed with interdisciplinary team at all times. Tests and consults are ordered as required by plan of care, reviews test results 100% of the time. Plan of care is discussed with patient and family at all times as evidenced by documentation.

  • All patient care activities are accurately documented as per documentation standards as evidenced by documentation of age appropriate, health education and community resource utilization being noted in records. Outcomes of documentation are evaluated and contributes to performance improvement initiatives through medical record review.

Licensure

Advanced Practice License from Louisiana State Board of Nursing Certification as Nurse Practitioner by ANCC or AANP Current Louisiana state RN license Current American Heart Association BLS Certification