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Advanced practice professionals are integrated into HOI as highly respected and relied upon team members, growing with the hospital since day one. These individuals assure that quality patient care is delivered in accordance with professional standards and in alignment with the organization’s vision. These experts actively participate in performance improvement initiatives to develop and implement best practices.
Advanced practice team members at HOI include:
Licensed Nurse Practitioners (NP): The scope of practice of HOI advanced practice registered nurses includes direct patient care responsibility and rounding, specialty consults, prescribing medications, ordering lab tests or procedures when required, diagnosing conditions, and treating patients in a timely and comprehensive manner. HOI also includes many physician-employed NPs as members of the Medical Staff.
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS): The CNS is designated as one of the four advanced practice nurse roles recognized by state and national licensing bodies. Collaborating with physicians and other health care providers, consulting on complex orthopedic patients, staying current with and implementing evidence-based practices, creating and revising hospital policies, and providing community education are some of the day-to-day CNS activities performed at HOI by these specialists.
Licensed Physician Assistants (PA): Under the supervision of the patient’s physician, PAs participating in patient care at HOI conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses and
Advanced practice professionals possess skills at the top of their fields and are increasingly in demand throughout the health care industry. Major drivers of this growth include mitigation of a looming shortage of primary physicians; more outpatient centers providing higher levels of care; and a greater need for specialized knowledge in health care as our population matures and requires more orthopedic care.
injuries, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery and prescribe medications. HOI has many physician- employed PAs on its Medical Staff. These PAs function in the office, in the OR, and on the nursing floors.
Registered Nurse First Assistants (RNFA)
are highly trained and certified to function as surgical first assistants, collaborating with the surgeon and other team members to achieve optimal patient safety and outcomes. They serve as patient advocates, utilizing evidence-based care to manage perioperative patients.
HOI advanced practice professional team members

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