DescriptionUnder the direction and supervision of a collaborating physician, the Nurse Practitioner for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Neurosurgery Department will support an established and growing academic clinical practice and will play a critical role in providing out-patient and in-patient clinical care to patients with neurosurgery disorders. Specific responsibilities include: providing and coordinating clinical care, and facilitating seamless care plans; screening patients to determine the need for medical attention including recording patient history and pertinent data; performing physical examinations, collecting specimens for testing, when needed and initiating laboratory studies; interpreting testing results and x-rays, and identifying and reviewing abnormal findings with the collaborating physician; providing education to patients and their families; following up on referrals to ensure patient compliance with health care recommendations; facilitating the design and implementation of value-based quality initiatives; providing comprehensive documentation and communication with other healthcare providers; contributing to staff conferences; working with research staff to support clinical investigations; and working closely with other departments and physicians to coordinate internal and external ancillary services. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Certification as a Certified Nurse Practitioner by the Pennsylvania Board of Medical Education and Licensure.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems within established policies, and use independent judgment.
*Demonstrated ability to manage projects.
*Must maintain continuing education requirements for licensure, and remain up-to-date in area of practice.
*Demonstrated ability to operate all standard office equipment and software including MS Office.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills.*Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and patients.
*Experience providing clinical care to Neuroscience patients.*Experience using Epic Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/ You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.
Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Temple University Hospital
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular