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Inpatient Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Lakewood, CO


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Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$122,000 - $132,000 / year

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Position Description

General Summary

Will provide daytime patient care and consultations on the inpatient Units including the ED and ICU at St. Anthony Central. Will respond to neurosurgical calls from St. Anthony’s and coordinate with physician where appropriate. Will participate in morning rounds on neurosurgical inpatients. Will provide health assessments, diagnosis, and management of common acute and chronic neurosurgical conditions. Will formulate plans that include treatment, psychosocial support, health education and counseling. Will collaborate with other health professionals in assessing and managing health care problems, to maintain continuity of care and to coordinate community services. Will contribute to the development, maintenance, evaluation related to the health care delivery system.


Will work with the Neurosurgery Medical Director at St. Anthony Central and other Centura neuroscience team members in coordinating and implementing neurosurgical program development initiatives.


Essential Responsibilities

  1. Provides quality care to patients, families, and significant others in the inpatient or outpatient arena
  2. Performs and documents the physical exam, takes patient history, gathers data from the medical record, reviews outside medical records, makes contact with referring provider(s), and develops an assessment and plan of care as specified above.
  3. Acts as a consultant to nursing staff, medical staff, and other support services in identification of and implementation related to specific patient problems or needs.
  4. Monitors progress of each patient and revises orders and care plans as needed and monitors test results. Identifies problems that may need special attention or more acute care.
  5. Writes progress notes and works with the attending physician to facilitate the review and approval of the clinical dictations for individual patient encounters. Keeps problem sheets up-to-date and maintains communication with referring physicians and other health care providers as necessary.
  6. Compiles patient data, exam and other information into a comprehensive plan of care utilizing a multidisciplinary approach.
  7. Implements care and services that recognize age-specific needs and issues for customers served.
  8. Participates in the development, data collection, and analysis of team-based quality improvement projects, utilizing results to improve patient care.
  9. Supports research projects that will contribute to patient-care standards, staff development, and the mission of the institution.
  10. Actively seeks out and shares current research and/or clinical practice guidelines to direct current practice.
  11. Functions as a role model and encourages professional behaviors in dealing with patients, families, significant others, and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  12. Active contributor to the setting and achievement of practice goals and objectives.
  13. Participates in NSO and hospital-based committees
  14. Consistently demonstrates positive customer and interdisciplinary relations as evidenced by: (a) less than 2 verified complains per year and (b) assisting with problem-solving departmentally and on the unit.
  15. Abides by the applicable policies of NeurosurgeryOne (E.G., clinical, IRB, pratice and APP-specific policies, etc.), agrees individually to comply with all laws, rules, and regulations concerning advanced nursing practice, including but not limited to Joint Commission Medicare, State law and regulation and Medicaid rules and regulations.
  16. Maintains current relevant provider license, maintains current BLS and ACLS certification.
  17. Demonstrates respect for co-workers by timeliness, active listening, and positive conflict resolution.
  18. Belongs to at least one professional medical organization.
  19. Performs all other duties as assigned.



Knowledge and Skills

Training in all aspects of Advanced Practice Provider care with specific knowledge and/or experience in neurosurgery, trauma, or hospital patient management.



Must have current Certification by a national certifying body as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.  Graduate degree required for all NPs who were not already on the Colorado Advanced Practice Registry as of June 30, 2008.


Certification and Licensure

Current Colorado RN/APN or PA license required. Healthcare provider level CPR/BLS/ACLS required every 2 years. Prescriptive authority and DEA number required.

  Work Experience

A minimum of two (2) years of recent and related experience as a nurse practitioner strongly preferred.

-OR- Any equivalent combination of Education and/or Experience


Working Conditions

Position is in a clinical nursing environment. Frequent requirements may include: reading and comprehending medical literature, including interpretation of disease processes, medical charts, nursing/medical journals and books, medication instructions and medical notes and instructions. Also includes calculations of adult and/or pediatric medication dosages, review of vital signs, percentiles and interpretation of graphs and lab values. Communications includes ability to provide comprehensive and accurate nursing progress notes, communication with interdisciplinary team, as well as with differing ages and levels of maturity/understanding of patients and families, committee reports, discharge plans for patients, memos to staff members, taking and recording telephone messages. Manual dexterity is needed to write notes while holding a chart, manipulating and operating equipment such as non-invasive blood pressure monitoring device and manipulating and removing drains.  Frequently has the need to assist a patient by moving or lifting. Also involves pushing wheelchairs, opening doors and cabinets, reaching for medications and objects. Physical Demands may include: the ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Incumbent must be able to bend in order to retrieve a fallen object for a patient. Mental demands include: concentration, alertness, memory, judgement, ability to analyze, apply logical thinking to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Occasional requirements may include: sitting while completing paperwork, kneeling and squatting. Incumbent may be scheduled to work an alternate schedule to accommodate essential business needs; routine travel by foot or automobile to alternative work/meeting locations may be required, possibly during inclement weather.


Environmental Conditions

Inside environmental conditions may include: Handling syringes and needles and have the potential for coming into contact with bloodborne pathogens. Has frequent exposure to infectious diseases. Occasionally, may encounter radiation from portable radiology procedures. May come into contact with various fumes/odors. May come into contact with toxic waste while providing chemotherapy. Also, may encounter contaminated biological waste from infectious patients.


Management/Supervisory Responsibilities



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