Functions as a nurse practitioner in The Glennan Center for Geriatrics, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, EVMS, incorporating the primary role of nurse practitioner and the supporting roles of consultant, and educator.
Independently assess, diagnose, & develop treatment plans for patients in the area of Geriatrics
in accordance with protocols and standards of care.
Elicits and records a comprehensive and accurate past medical and social history and review of
systems for diabetic patients.
Performs appropriate physical exams and health maintenance, to establish a treatment plan and
follow-up care including any need for referrals, physician intervention, or hospitalization.
Differentiates between normal and abnormal findings and orders appropriate diagnostic studies.
Prescribe, dispense or deliver medications under the practice agreement.
Assists with hospital in-patient on an as needed basis.
Provide home visits to hospice patients.
Perform patient visits in the nursing home setting; providing initial admission certifications and
Maintains effective communication with physicians and providers regarding individual patient
care to develop a coordinated comprehensive care plan on cases involving complex medical or
Assess learning needs, readiness, and capabilities of individuals and families to tailor education
to meet the needs of the individual.
Counsels patients and their families when necessary in areas such as health maintenance,
medication adjustments and end of life issues.
Maintains strict confidentiality of patient information in accordance with HIPAA and handles all
matters professionally with sensitivity to racial, ethnic, and sexual orientation issues..
Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, residents and the public.
Participate in development and implementation of divisional and departmental quality assessment/improvement/research programs and processes as requested.
Contribute toward the achievement of divisional and departmental goals.
Participate and contribute in/toward activities that enhance clinical expertise.
Participate in professional clinical activities in the division, community and professional organizations as needed or requested.
Performs other duties as assigned.
MSN with a Nurse Practitioner focus is required. Must be a licensed RN by the Virginia Board of Nursing and a certified and licensed Nurse Practitioner.
Must have ability to function independently, as well as, a member of our health care team to deliver quality care to our geriatric patient population.