NURSE PRACTITIONER II
Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 24, 2022
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Day - 12 Hour (United States of America)
**This is a Stanford Health Care job.**
**A Brief Overview**
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) functions under this Nurse Practitioner
Job Description approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice
Committee (IDPC). The NP provides routine are and management of the
patient with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with
the supervising physician, and through implementation of
standardized procedures. Specific functions pertaining to the
Service, Clinic or Department are established by the NP and his/her
supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical
and nursing administrators, the IDPC, the Credentials & Privileges
Committee, the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical
Executive Committee and the SHC Board Credentials, Policies and
This job description covers all classifications for NPs within the
organization. All NPs must meet all elements of the Essential
Functions, Qualifications, and Supervision. There is a voluntary
Career Ladder for NPs who are interested in promotions for clinical
expertise and contributions to the institution as well as the
profession. Promotion is determined based on the Center for
Advanced Practice Career Ladder Handbook. Here is a description of
the various levels:
Job Attributes: LEVEL I LEVEL II LEVEL III
FLSA Status: Exempt Exempt Exempt
Job Code: 400077 400169 400170
LEVEL I: Entry level
LEVEL II: Meets Career Ladder criteria for NP II
LEVEL III: Meets Career Ladder criteria for NP III
Stanford Health Care
**What you will do**
+ A. An NP may provide only those medical services which he/she is
competent to perform, which are consistent with the NP's education,
training and experience, and which are performed under the
supervision of a physician who is responsible for the patients
cared for by that NP.
+ B. An NP shall consult with a physician regarding any task,
procedure or diagnostic problem which the NP determines exceeds
his/her level of competence or shall refer such cases to a
+ C. Scope of Practice of the NP:
+ Evaluates and treats patients with acute, chronic complaints and
health maintenance concerns related to specialty, according to
written standardized procedures. [see Appendix A: Assessment &
Management of Patients]
+ Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams
with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new and return
patients, according to written standardized procedures. [see
Appendix A Assessment & Management of Patients]
+ Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as
indicated upon evaluation of the patient, according to written
standardized procedures. [see Appendix A: Assessment & Management
+ Administers, orders, furnishes and prescribes medications,
according to written standardized procedures. [see Appendix B :
Administering, Ordering, Furnishing or Prescribing of Drugs;
+ Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests,
screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood
and blood products.
+ Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory
therapy, radiology examinations and nursing services.
+ Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency,
according to written standardized procedures where applicable.
+ Obtains informed consent, as indicated.
+ Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges and
completes appropriate paperwork.
+ As directed by the supervising physician, enrolls patients in
investigational studies approved by the Investigational Review
Board (IRB), and orders the necessary tests and medications. [see
Appendix B: Administering, Ordering, Furnishing or Prescribing of
Drugs; Formulary Protocol] Medications that are not FDA-approved or
are used for a non-FDA-approved indication (off-label use) require
a patient-specific order in advance from the supervising
+ After appropriate training, assists the supervising physician in
the operating room. The RN First Assistant directly assists the
surgeon and practices under the supervision of the surgeon during
the intraoperative phase. The RN First Assistant must adhere to
standardized procedures and not concurrently function as a scrub
+ Recognizes and considers age-specific needs of patients.
+ Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families,
staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds.
+ Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a
physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary.
+ Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and
services as needed.
+ Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of
+ Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory and clinical policies
+ Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
+ Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.
+ Other duties as assigned.
+ Master's or Doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college
+ Note: NPs hired prior to March 1, 2012 are not subject to this
+ Graduate of an NP program accredited by the National League of
Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on
Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
**Licenses and Certifications**
+ RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure And/Or Compact State
+ NP - Nurse Practitioner and
+ NPF - NP Furnishing Number and
+ BLS - Basic Life Support and
+ DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration
**These principles apply to ALL employees:**
**SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family
_Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and
an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates
for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute
C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each
other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience
and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions.
Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and
families to focus on health, healing and recovery._
_You will do this by executing against our three experience
pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:_
+ Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective
+ Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better
outcomes and better health
+ Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through
**Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly
values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and
non-discrimination in** **all of** **its policies and practices,
including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not
discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex,
sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion,
age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status,
medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or
disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all
genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified
applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an
individualized assessment of the conviction and the job
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