Advanced Practice Nurse

Company: St. Mary Medical Center ( Learn More )

General Information
Graduate Degree
At least 1 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description Job ID:  21007
Category:  Physician/APN/PA
Facility:  St. Mary Medical Center
Department:  Admin Nursing
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Days/Evenings
Hours:  May need to work some weekends and Holidays
Bi-weekly Hrs:  80
Location:  Hobart,  IN

Masters Degree Required
Advanced Practice RN (APRN)
CPR American Heart Association
RN Required
Palliative Care

Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner



The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) at St. Mary Medical Center is a professional nurse who plans, manages, evaluates and educates the patient diagnosed with various disorders.  The APN demonstrates sound judgment based on knowledge and application of professional, departmental and organizational principles and standards.  Using critical thinking, the APN makes independent decisions, commensurate with the autonomy, authority and responsibility afforded the APN by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the Indiana Health Professions Bureau.  The APN consults and collaborates with other members of the health care team, the patient, and the family.  The APN assists with physician and staff education. As a change agent, the APN develops and modifies programs that will improve the delivery of services while maintaining quality care.  The Advanced Practice Nurse may be trained and certified as either a Nurse Practitioner or as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.



•     Must have successfully completed an accredited program for Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) must have successfully completed an accredited program for Clinical Nurse Specialists with a minimum of a Master's degree in Nursing.

•     Maintains professional growth and development through continuing education programs, seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations, including self- studies to keep abreast of the latest trends in the field of expertise.  Constantly seeking new information.

•     Meets the education requirements for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification and Prescriptive Authority by participating in the required continuing education hours.  Shares information with the medical and nursing support staff.

•     Participates in research activities as approved by the hospital's IRB.

•     Participates as a nurse preceptor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students when requested and when job responsibilities allow time for student education.

•     CPR certified.

•     Certified as a Palliative Care APN or completion within one year of employment

Job Requirements