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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Nurse Practitioner contingent PAT clinic in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Chelsea, Michigan


16201_37450 Pre-Anesthesia Testing-CH

Expected Weekly Hours:



Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Job Description Details:

Position Summary: Completes pre-surgical histories and physical exams and orders preoperative testing according to anesthesia guidelines in collaboration with Director of Surgical Services and Medical Director of Anesthesia.

Qualifications: Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan required. Current licensure/Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan: Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Two years or more of critical care/perioperative (pre & post-operative care area/operating room experience is preferred. Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Trinity Health.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, development and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies.

Identifies and assists in resolution of problems related to safety, sanitation and maintenance of the environment.

Practices effective communication in all interactions (patient, visitor, co-worker, etc.)

Promotes a positive work environment by demonstrating teamwork.

Complete patient work-up including patient history, physical exam, order the appropriate laboratory tests, x-ray studies, EKG's, and other diagnostic studies or testing per guidelines.

Adherence to Anesthesia Guidelines using clinical judgment to determine the need for further testing.

Inform the PCP/appropriate nursing staff of abnormal physical findings.

Communicate with PCP, specialty physicians, diagnostic laboratories, and other diagnostic services to attain pertinent medical information to complete the health history.

Consultation with anesthesia as necessary for those patients at high risk for anesthesia: history of difficult intubation, morbidly obese, previous reactions to anesthesia, etc.

Contact a physician hospitalist for urgent consultation for those patients who present with a significant physical finding and are not under the care of a primary care provider.

Follow-up with referring surgeon of significant physical findings that may potentially delay or cancel surgical procedure.

Use interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with various disciplines, as well as provide education, counseling, and support to patients and their families.

Provide quality patient care by considering the age specific, developmental, and cultural needs through competent clinical practice.

Uses written communication skills necessary to accurately convey information that will be a permanent part of each patient's medical record.

Documents history and physical exam in a thorough, concise manner indicating appropriate notification to physicians when abnormal physical findings are noted.

Review existing diagnostic results such as laboratory tests, ECG findings, CXR reports, cardiology testing and clearance letters available at the time of history and physical exam.

Other Functions and Responsibilities

1) Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure

1) Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan required

2) Current licensure/certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan: Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, or Family Nurse Practitioner.

3) Two years of more of PAT clinic, critical care/perioperative (pre and post-operative care, operating room) experience is preferred

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American’s with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper’s Act, or SJMHS’s Return to Work Program

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.