Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner, PRN First Med

Advanced Practice Provider Lawrence, Kansas



The Nurse Practitioner (APRN) provides direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization, while complying with laws and regulations in maintaining patient information.  This position leads the coordination of care for patients by applying effective decision making skills based on patient/family healthcare needs and priorities.



Develop patient/family-centered relationships and assist with decision-making based on assessment of patient medical histories, symptoms, examinations, diagnosis, conditions and patient/family preference.

Communicate and collaborate concisely and continuously among clinical team, including physicians, both verbally and in documentation focusing on patients identified problems and needs by implementing and monitoring patient care plans, as well as recording and communicating patient conditions as appropriate, to optimize their health outcomes.

Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.

Competently applies collaborative teamwork and leadership as a member of an inter-professional team to coordinate patient centered care for quality patient and unit outcomes of care processes by:

Utilizing information, resources and technology

Provide Patient Centered Care Nursing processes including Patient/Family, Evidence Based Practices (EBP), safety and process improvement

Exemplifies professionalism: applies lifelong learning; contributes to the science of nursing; participates in governance; shares knowledge to expand the scale and scope of best practices with others; builds the ethical, moral and regulatory base for best practices and processes of patient and unit care.

Performs care according to the population served on the unit as referenced in the Administrative, Scope of Services Policy.

Performs other duties in line with current basic nurse practitioner scope.




 Master’s degree in Nursing

Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license to practice in Kansas

Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers



 Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse certification

Palliative Care experience

Program development experience

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS (common to all positions)


Patient 1st – I consider the patient 1st in everything we do

Better Together – I am part of the LMH team that works together to achieve excellence

Speak Up – I communicate openly and welcome feedback to make us better

Be Bold – I boldly take risks to creatively explore, innovate, and learn from our experiences

Own It – I take accountability for my actions and hold others accountable for theirs

In Joy – I create a workplace that is both fun and meaningful



This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information (PHI) in order to carry out the duties related to their position in the organization based on the following criteria:


 Primary – required (routine) to do the job

Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception

None – no approved access