- Participates in delivering direct patient care; provides instructions and teaching to patients and families; assists in outpatient clinics with examinations and assessments; follows up on lab, test, and procedure results and prescriptions; informs patients of medication changes; informs physicians of patients' questions; evaluates patients' qualifications for clinical research studies; provides initial contact with patients' primary physician; establishes referral database; communicates with referring physicians for follow-up care and referrals.
- May attend rounds in the hospital; collaborates with health care team members in planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive patient care; provides direct clinical service to patients and families including psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, supportive therapy, behavior modification, care management, and patient education; develops patient programs for consumer relations and patient satisfaction issues; provides conflict resolution; consults and implements in-service programs and research protocols; researches improvements in patient management, including coordination between services and conservation of resources; facilitates and participates in meetings and projects.
- Serves as a resource person and a nurse consultant for staff; presents lectures, seminars, or conferences; collaborates, facilitates, and implements research projects; develops an annual plan for professional development; attends conferences; maintains and improves current knowledge and competency in advanced practice nursing;.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of clinical practice nursing
- Verbal/written communication skills
- Interpersonal/human relations skills
- Patient assessment skills
- Public speaking skills
- Research skills
- Ability to respond to questions in a tactful and professional manner
- Ability to instruct/teach/tutor
- Ability to