Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Job Description

An acute-care nurse practitioner (ACNP) is a nurse practitioner who specializes in providing advanced nursing care for patients in acute care settings.

The ACNP is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who works in acute-care facilities offering services, such as emergency rooms, intensive care units, or surgical suites.

The ACNP provides care to patients of all ages.

The ACNP works in conjunction with physicians and other health care providers.

The ACNP provides care to ill or injured patients using a broad range of clinical skills and diagnostic abilities.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner to work in our hospital. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in nursing and be able to work independently. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Duties:

  • Provide day to day care with medical acuity to patients in urgent care setting
  • Practices evidence based medicine
  • Provide recommendations based upon research findings
  • Maintain and integrate services within the healthcare facility and with outside providers
  • Provides feedback to management on policies and procedures

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Responsibilities:

  • Assist physicians in diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses
  • Provide patient care, including conducting physical exams, diagnosing and administering medications, and prescribing treatments
  • Conduct ongoing patient assessments, monitor patient progress, and record data
  • Assesses patient and family needs, and facilitates coordination of care with other health care providers
  • Educate patients, families, and caregivers about medical conditions and treatments
  • Advise physicians regarding patient progress and needs
  • Approve or refer patients to specialists
  • Supervise or delegate activities of non-nurse providers
  • Perform job responsibilities in accordance with established policies, procedures, and practices
  • Other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Current, unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse (RN) with prescriptive authority from an appropriate state board of nursing
  • 1-3 years of acute care nursing experience
  • knowledge of data collection
  • knowledge of managed care

Our company is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages.