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Physician Extender

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Macon, GA, United States
Job ID: 22038
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 32211082532048-Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Location: 0375

Overview

Provides professional nursing care for assigned patient(s) in one or more patient care departments according to State Board of Nursing Practice Act, American Nursing Association Code of Ethics and standards of practice and professional performance.  The RN may only practice within the scope allowable by law.  The Physician Extender RN may accept verbal orders from the sponsoring physician and record these in the medical record, and may enact these order if they are consistent with scope of practice limits.  At no time, may the physician extender replace the rounding of the physician, nor will she/he deliver directives or provide orders to other RN’s that are not at the explicit direction of the sponsoring MD.  The physician extender may document their specific interventions only in the medical record.  As an active participant in decisions related to patient care and nursing practice, serves as educator, colleague, researcher, advocate and leader. As an active participant in decisions related to patient care and nursing practice, serves as educator, colleague, researcher, advocate and leader.  Proactively assists with plans for patient discharges throughout the patient stay and works with the discharge nurse to expedite a timely and complete discharge.  Must demonstrate competency in assuring quality care; process improvement, patient and employee safety, collaboration, consultation and professional development.

 

Education:  Must be a High School or GED Diploma Graduate.  Associate’s degree in nursing or Diploma from an accredited professional school of nursing.

 

Certification/License/Registration:  Current valid Georgia Nursing License, CPR