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Company Name: Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

Required Travel: None
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Job Function: Advanced Practice Nurse, Nurse Practitioner
Job Type: Full-Time

Description
The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group is an epilepsy specialty practice with multiple locations in central New Jersey. We are looking to add a nurse practitioner interested in providing comprehensive care to epilepsy patients in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. This NP will serve in an expanded role to assess, diagnose and treat new and established epilepsy patients. The NP will demonstrate autonomy through patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow- up care. The NP will order diagnostic testing as deemed necessary and remains proficient in interpreting results, gathering the data necessary in implementing the diagnostic and therapeutic plans of the physician. The role will consist of prescribing appropriate medication regimens within the scope of practice of the NP. Communication with patients and referring health care providers in a collaborative manner and will be undertaken in cooperation with nursing, staff physicians, and other departmental staff. This role consists of the NP managing inpatients as required and assisting in the smooth, efficient operation of the outpatient clinic. Major roles for this position will include providing acute episodic care, continuity of care, and advocacy for all practice patients.

Assists the physician with inpatients and outpatients by:
• Performing complete history and physical examinations on patients within the outpatient clinic and the medical centers
• Performing the general workup of the patient to include ordering appropriate diagnostic imaging, laboratory tests, interpretation of the studies and gathering the appropriate data for decision making
• Clearly discriminates between abnormal and normal findings when evaluating the historical, physical examination and laboratory tests. Identify patient problems and develop further evaluation plans and treatment modalities in concert with the supervising physician
• Makes complete entries in the EMR utilizing evidence- based practice
• Prescribes, adjusts or discontinues medications, treatments, studies as appropriate
• Communicates with patients, PCP and referring health care providers in the appropriate format and a collaborative manner
• Provides counseling, education and instruction to patients and their families regarding their diagnosis and treatment plans
• Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as indicated by the NP’s experience and as directed and supervised by the supervising physician(s)
• Makes routine rounds and documents findings on inpatients as assigned, identifying and addressing all current problems. Any changes concerning the patient’s condition or care will be discussed with the attending physician
• Assists with discharge planning and performs discharge summaries as required

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
• Must obtain and maintain BLS, ACLS, NJ RN and APN licensure
• Travel to medical centers and offices as designated
• Demonstrates computer literacy and familiarity with EMR charting

WORKING CONDITITONS:

• Both outpatient and inpatient settings
• The successful NP candidate will work in collaboration with the physicians and nursing team and have a certificate of completion from an accredited program for Nurse Practitioners that allows the NP to work with the patient populations and in the location settings associated with this position. Must be eligible for licensure as a nurse practitioner in the state of NJ.

he specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Contact Us:
Nursing Manager: Erin McCrone
Please send curriculum vital to: epilepsynj@epilepsygroup.com

• Location: Central Jersey, Central, New Jersey

• Post ID: 37116168 newjersey
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