Obtains and records medical histories, performs physical examinations, orders and interprets diagnostic tests, establishes diagnosis and follows current standards of practice for prescribing medications and/or establishing treatment protocols. Recognizes own limitations and consults when appropriate.
The professional filling this position will collaborate and work closely with the stroke center manager/nurse practitioner and the stroke Attendings in providing quality stroke care across the continuum from admission through outpatient follow up.
This position will work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary academic sleep center independently evaluating and managing patients with a broad array of sleep problems including sleep apnea, insomnia, hypersomnia, parasomnia and circadian rhythm disorders.
Provide patients and family members with counseling and education regarding health maintenance, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and need for follow up as appropriate during each patient visit. Verify and document that the patient understands diagnosis, treatment and follow up recommendations.
The Health Care Specialist (HCS) (ARNP or PA-C) provides clinical expertise to patients and their families, is a resource person for health care providers, and participates in research and teaching programs.
This is a unique opportunity for an MD to be a part of an "alternative medicine approach" because this state of the art facility is integrated with life coaches, nutritionists, massage therapists, chiropractic, Ayurveda, yoga and personal training.