Cape Girardeau, MO
Night Shift

The Advanced Practice Nurse functions as a role model, teacher, innovator and colleague of the Healthcare team. Commits to driving quality through evidence based practice, patient centric care, and knowledge of regulatory guidelines and measures


Clinical Practice

  • Performs physical assessments pertinent to patient’s chief complaint
  • Evaluates assessment data, orders and evaluates appropriate diagnostic studies and establishes diagnoses
  • Establishes treatment plan according to currently accepted standards; provides advanced nursing interventions as well as selected delegated medical acts; and evaluates patient's response to care
  • Prioritizes work when treating multiple patients
  • Communicates with patients, families, staff, and peers
  • Educates patients and/or families in order to promote wellness, prevent health problems, maintain current health and intervene in acute or chronic illness
  • Documents clinical assessment data, interventions, results and patient outcomes
  • Makes Critical Care rounds in association with Intensivist and Cardio-Vascular Surgeons
  • Uses standard precautions
  • Responsible for leading Quality Improvement and best practice implementation for the units
  • Responsible for quality outcomes and data collection
  • Maintains competency in the delivery of patient care and electronic documentation of care, and maintains the ability to assist staff in times of high acuity/high census.
  • Maintains competency in the delivery of patient care and electronic documentation of care, and maintains the ability to assist staff in times of high acuity/ high census
  • On boarding, educating, and mentoring of new critical care staff. This may include working a shift with the staff to evaluate their practice.


  • Collaborates with nurses and nursing administration to implement and evaluate patient care delivery in the hospital
  • Collaborates with specialists as necessary


  • Supports the TCD coordinator in meeting STEMI center requirements
  • Facilitates and implements systems which promote and maintain effective communication and collaboration with inter/intra hospital physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team
  • Maintains appropriate records and documentation of clinical and educational activities
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with patients, families, and with professional and supportive personnel who provide patient care
  • Supervises clinical activities of ancillary team members
  • Recognizes and uses appropriate channels to communicate stressful patient care/performance situations that arise with physicians, families, and other staff members
  • Works with the collaborating physician(s) regarding Quality Improvement activities
  • Contributes to the development of new program ideas
  • Acts as a role model, and in selected cases, precepting Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Participates in activities necessary for annual review. Documents continuing competency in the areas of medical diagnoses, therapeutics, invasive procedures, and management of the patient, as well as required certifications
  • Serves on departmental and interdisciplinary committees as required
  • Performs other duties as determined by the collaborative physician(s)


  • Maintains and enhances a current level of knowledge relative to professional practice, as well as continuing education requirements necessary for licensure and ongoing certification.
  • Accepts self-responsibility for advancing skills and continuing education as evidenced by:
    • Setting realistic and measurable goals for individual developmental needs based on personal, peer, and supervisory evaluations of strengths and learning needs.
    • Assessing own performance status in relation to this position description and progress toward achievement of professional goals on an annual basis.
    • Seeking learning experiences/responsibilities to strengthen areas requiring development and to advance knowledge about other current developments in nursing.
  • Evaluate educational materials, reviewing for current/ best practice
  • Coordinates and provides educational programs for Critical Care staff
  • Serves as a Mentor to new Critical Care staff
  • Participates in community education and health related community activities
  • Research
    • Critiques and utilizes research findings as appropriate in the clinical setting
    • May participate in medical and nursing research projects, including presenting and publishing findings

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, Registered Professional Nurse; prefer two years clinical experience and certification in Critical Care
  • ACNP preferred, PA and APRN will be considered
  • Cardiac and/or cardiovascular surgery background
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse and certificate of recognition to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse as required by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. (Note: Recognition by the State Board of Nursing as a Graduate Advanced Practice Nurse is acceptable until such time that successful completion of certificate has been achieved)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support provider
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English