The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse reflects the mission, vision, and values of the organization adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse functions autonomously and collaborates with other health professionals to provide high quality, cost effective advanced nursing care to patients, manage health care systems and influence health care decision-making through expert clinical reasoning, research and theory-based practice. This role can also perform all duties of a registered nurse which are considered routine.
Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients’ health status by taking health histories and performing physical examinations in specialty area
Provides primary prevention strategies and management of stable health problems
Provides specialty care to assigned patients that may include both stable and unstable chronic health problems
Establishes diagnoses for common short-term or chronic health conditions
Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices and other home health aids or medication according to clinical privileges
Orders and follows-up appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms and diagnostic procedures specified in clinical privileges
Evaluates patients to determine their need for further health care
Teaches and counsels patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, plan of care, anticipated outcomes, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs
Documents in the medical record all care provided and/or procedures performed
Consultant to other disciplines in areas of expertise
Mentors staff to ensure quality of health care practices
Assists with policy development and review in area of expertise
Participates in departmental/ or facility committees/task forces
Consults with management in assessment, problem solving, decision making, and evaluating clinical/system issues
Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families
Develops and participates in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff
Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty
Provides formal orientation and education of nursing staff and graduate students pertinent to area of specialty
Quality and Outcomes
Identifies primary customer needs, participates as applicable in the organization’s quality program with focus on measures in patient satisfaction, quality performance, and access
Perform and coordinate administrative and other clinical program duties as assigned or indicated.
Develop and monitor indicators of quality care and patient satisfaction for a specific patient population
May perform other duties as assigned
Experience and Skills Required
3 years clinical experience after registration as registered general nurse AND
2-year experience in the same specialization after master’s degree or PHD
Training and work experience in the US
Refers to other disciplines as appropriate
Actively participates in research pertinent to area of expertise
Serves as a role model and preceptor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students
Serves as a patient advocate and role model for "Patients First"
Demonstrates the following professional attributes:
Integrates research-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision making.
Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation.
Advocate for patients, families, coworkers, the community and nursing profession.
Maintains advanced certification and continuing education as required.
Assumes a leadership role in professional activities and organizations.
Advances the profession through presentations and publications.
Demonstrates clinical expertise and expanded knowledge through patient care activities which may include diagnosis and management of a wide range of health problems
Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, management, staff and other customers.
Demonstrated customer service skills, including the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking and creativity when resolving customer issues.
Ability to effectively handle challenging situations.
Ability to balance multiple priorities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to use computers and select software applications.
Ability to analyse data for decision making purposes.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Outlook and database entry
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
Ability to adapt to changes in work environment, delays or unexpected events.
Demonstrates attention to detail and monitors own work for accuracy
Fluent English speaker. Knowledge of Arabic will be an advantage although not essential.