NJ Employer Advanced Practice Nurse,Department of Surgery in Hackensack, New Jersey

The Advanced Practice Nurse II performs the role utilizing the patient-centered coordinated care model demonstrated through the following competencies: leadership, direct clinical practice, consultation/collaboration, coaching/guiding, research, and ethical decision making. Leadership 1. Participates in decisions affecting APRN practice and in opportunities to advance nursing practice within the institution. 2. Seeks opportunities to promote HackensackUMC APRN practice recognition locally, nationally, and internationally at conferences, round table discussions, manuscript publications in journals and texts, and conference presentations (poster and podium). 3. Provides excellence in the patient experience through modeling Service Excellence Standards. 4. Communicates a shared vision with the department of patient care and the department of specialty practice. 5. Participates in APRN interviewing, credentialing, and peer review process as requested. 6. Participates in a minimum of one professional specialty organization. 7. Supports the nursing blueprint by providing evidence of practice outcomes. 8. Displays support of the institutional pillars through systems management, change management, and scholarly practices. 9. Ensures consistency with HackensackUMC nursing protocols, standards of care, and accomplishment of disease specific quality indicators. 10. Provides 24/7 patient care coverage. Evidence-based Practice (direct clinical practice) 11. Applies evidence and value-based practices to achieve positive outcomes for patients and families. 12. Evaluates patient/family transition of care planning for resource utilization, cost, quality, and promotion of self-management for chronic health maintenance. 13. Demonstrates clinical expertise by utilizing advanced assessment and leadership skills. 14. Completes medication reconciliations. 15. Completes annual APN peer review. 16. Evaluates current protocols and standards of care for translation of 'best practice' into clinical practice. 17. Provides culturally diverse and educationally appropriate health management education. 18. Facilitates patient-centered coordinated care through participation at daily interdisciplinary team rounds and staff RN patient rounding. 19. Supports organizational and department of patient care strategies through annual professional cascading goals. 20. Coordinates the development of evidenced-based practice protocols and standards of care that include interventions and treatments to achieve desired outcomes. 21. Aligns practices with the organizational pillars. 22. Analyzes patterns of variance in practice and makes recommendations for evidence based practice changes to improve patient outcomes. 23. Serves as a clinical resource to nursing staff, patients/families, and other multidisciplinary team members across the continuum to evaluate complex patients and identify appropriate interventions and evaluation of outcomes. 24. Identifies practice gaps and initiates practice changes supportive of evidence-based practice 'best practices' with nursing staff within area of practice and population. 25. Participates in policy/procedure reviews for updating with current evidence-based and value-based practices. Consultation/Collaboration 26. Acts as a resource to staff for addressing clinical, process, and system opportunities for improvement which promote excellence in care and clinical outcomes. 27. Serves as a member of organizational and departmental meetings, work-groups, and committees as requested representing APRNs and/or the department of patient care. 28. Builds credibility with medical staff as nursing experts for patient care, quality of care, and the profession of nursing. 29. Collaborates with medical staff leaders to support nursing-led protocols to enhance the nurse's ability to function at their highest level of education and skill applying 'lean' system and change management principles. 30. Acts as a mentor for APRN and graduate students of oth