In the primary care outpatient setting, the CRNP acts as a key member of the health care team with various roles to fill. The NP serves as a primary care and acute care provider. This includes managing a patient panel of appropriate size and complexity. This management takes the form of direct office-based care as well as non-office based inter-visit care such as phone-based care or virtual visits. The NP works collaboratively with his/her collaborating physicians in the care of this patient panel.
The CRNP will also supports the triage nurses and other providers within the practice.
The CRNP is also responsible for providing care management services to high needs patients assigned to the practice. This includes working collaboratively with the Population Health Director and nursing staff to actively manage the health care of patients with complex needs through in-person visits, telephonic encounters and coordination with other service providers.
CRNP?s are encouraged to work within the quality improvement structure of the department to take an active role in quality efforts. This may take the form of active involvement in team meetings / panel management or participation within the patient centered medical home model. CRNP?s may also act as educators for NP students rotating within the office. This should not be expected at all times or be significantly burdensome as to interfere with clinical care of the patients within the provider?s panel.
Incumbent is responsible to promote organizational values of patient and visitor satisfaction by demonstrating courtesy and respect for all their families, visitors, and other employees. This position cares for patients in all age groups from newborns through geriatrics, and the candidate must demonstrate competence in the assessment, treatment, and care of patients served.
All nurse practitioners function under the guidelines as designed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The CRNP hired by the Department of Family Medicine will be held accountable through a formal job description, through the delineation of privileges, and through their agreement with their collaborating physician who has initiated a Collaborative Practice Agreement.
The identified collaborating physician will evaluate the CRNP's Clinical Skills and Competence as part of their annual performance review.