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Nurse Practitioner - Richmond State Hospital

Date Posted:  Sep 13, 2019
Requisition ID:  15649

Richmond, IN, US, 47374


The Nurse Practitioner is a member of professional medical staff at a state operated facility and will abide by medical by-laws and facility rules and regulations.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Performs independently of physician direction, advanced practice nursing in primary health care including patient health history, physical exams, diagnostic studies and establish diagnosis for short term common acute or chronic conditions;
  • Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic studies;
  • Performs invasive procedures and therapeutic/corrective measures;
  • Refers patients to appropriate health care providers when indicated;
  • Prescribes medication and treatment within practice guidelines;
  • Provides initial emergency care such as CPR and alerts appropriate emergency providers;
  • Provides consultation through collaboration with a variety of health care professionals;
  • Leads and directs nursing staff in the design, coordination and evaluation of research to improve clinical practice and delivery of health care for patients;
  • Directs or participates in the oversight and application of research and quality assurance projects;
  • Develops educational programs for individual patients and patient groups appropriate to health problems, level of functioning, emotional needs and patient characteristics;
  • Organizes and coordinates specialty clinics at the facility such as seizure management, hypertension or diabetes;
  • Provides clinical direction to nursing and direct care staff;
  • Maintains accurate records to reflect and assume accountability for clinical decisions and actions;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

  • Possesses the necessary Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Controlled Substance Registration (CSR) specific to the State of Indiana;
  • Application of conceptual theory based knowledge to manage patients health care status and assure optimal care of patients;
  • Specialized knowledge of, and the ability to utilize, the full range of accepted professional nursing principles and practices within in-patient care;
  • Working knowledge of psychology relative to handling and caring for emotionally disturbed patients and those with abnormal mental and behavioral patterns as provided in nursing education;
  • Possesses a high degree of skill in providing patient care and in reacting effectively in emergency situations;
  • Ability to communicate with patients regarding medical and nursing procedures and patient conditions;
  • Working knowledge of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) laws and regulations pertaining to care of patients;
  • Ability to interpret, give and follow oral and written directions;
  • Ability to develop and apply nursing care plans;
  • Ability to provide guidance to staff nurses;
  • Ability to organize and review the work of staff and coordinate the activities of others;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.
Difficulty of Work:

Work is broad in scope involving application of a full range of specialized nursing skills and utilization of professional judgment in collecting, evaluating and acting on subjective and objective medical information. Decisions are sometimes complicated by the psychological condition of the patient.


The Nurse Practitioner works independently with minimal supervision. The Nurse Practitioner has a high level of authority and responsibility for administrative decisions based on policies and/or practices. A physician is on call to give guidance in emergency medical situations.

Working Conditions:
This role performs work in a state operated hospital facility.
Operations may require this role to be available after hours (on-call) and/or work rotating shifts, evenings and weekends, or irregular hours.
There is potential for exposure to infectious diseases in this role.
This role may experience periods of high stress and/or pressure.
This role requires the appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when necessary.

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Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana