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Sharecare, Inc. Hospital Nurse Practitioner in Appleton, Wisconsin

Job Description:

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Job Summary:

Locations include (3):

  • Ascension St Elizabeth's -Appleton, WI

  • Ascension Mercy Hospital- Oshkosh, WI

  • Ascension Calumet Hospital- Chilton, WI

Functions independently and interdependently within the hospital environment to provide direct and indirect patient care.  Provides care in a holistic manner with a focus on glycemic management including the assessment of physical, psychosocial, rehabilitative and discharge needs of both the patient and his/her family; and the intervention planning and implementation to meet those needs identified. Works in a collaborative way with his/her sponsoring physician and the medical, nursing and ancillary staff of the hospital. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Closely monitor the progress of patients with glycemic dysfunction (hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia).   

  • Intervene when the predetermined practice guidelines from American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (AACE), and American Healthways Corporation (AMHC) are not followed.   

  • Collaborate with attending physicians to assure the achievement of performance measures for the diabetes population. 

  • Interview patients and their family members and review records to obtain complete health history and document information appropriately in patient medical records. 

  • Perform and document assessments/reassessments of patients using appropriate age specific techniques thoroughly, accurately and in a timely manner. 

  • Evaluate patient progress/response toward expected outcomes, documents findings in progress notes and shares findings with responsible physician by verbal or written report. 

  • Provide age-appropriate health counseling and guidance to patients and their families in an informative and compassionate manner. 

  • Instruct a patient regarding:  diet, medications, disease entity, exercises, discharge planning and follow-up plan; verifies patient understanding of instruction provided. 

  • Perform facility-approved treatments and test in accordance with hospital patient care standards and protocols. 

  • Communicate with interdisciplinary team to coordinate interventions, revise patient plan of care to meet changing needs, and assure continuity of care. 

  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and instruction to hospital bedside care facilitators. 

  • Coordinate and assist with clinical research at the request of Hospital Medical Staff. 

  • Evaluate and enroll patients in I.R.B. approved clinical trials at Hospital. 

  • Provide education to hospital staff regarding ongoing clinical trials including department specific expectations for maintaining protocol integrity. 

  • Identify limitations in own skills or knowledge and seeks appropriate assistance. 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional accountability and growth. 

  • The Diabetes Nurse Practitioner is able to perform complete and/or focused assessments, recognize and prioritize complex data in order to identify needs of patients with glycemic dysfunction across the life span, and provide therapeutic problem-solving, counseling, and regimen adjustments.  The scope of advanced diabetes practice includes management skills such as medication adjustment, medical nutrition therapy, exercise planning, counseling for behavior management and psychosocial issues.  Attaining optimal metabolic control may include treatment and monitoring of acute and chronic complications. 

  • Initiate and interpret diagnostic tests and procedures relevant to the patient’s current status  

  • Order and/or adjust frequency of blood glucose monitoring 

  • Order diabetes-related labs (A1C, creatinine, etc.) 

  • Make adjustments in diabetes medications: 

  • Change sliding scale if indicated 

  • Order an insulin drip if indicated 

  • Initiate insulin if indicated 

  • Restart and make adjustments in home regimen when indicated 

  • Discontinue diabetes medication when contraindicated 

  • Initiate or reinstate oral medications if indicated 

  • Order/Provide diabetes self-management training 

  • Prescribe blood glucose monitors and supplies 

  • Initiate endocrinology/diabetology consults for patients with unresolving hyper/hypoglycemia and/or diabetes complications affecting the course of treatment 

  • Refer patient to primary care physician upon discharge 

Specific Skills/ Attributes:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 

  • Demonstrated organizational skills. 

  • Renders professional and skillful patient care, including drug management, in a variety of hospital settings. 

  • Able to provide age-appropriate health counseling and education to patients and their families. 

  • Able to perform and document history and physical exam pertinent to diabetes care. 


  • Master's Degree in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from an accredited school of nursing. 

  • At least two (2) years’ experience as a registered nurse or as a nurse practitioner. 

  • Board-certified in Advanced Diabetes Management or take the exam when eligible 

  • Current certification of fitness from Board of Nursing as a nurse practitioner   

  • B.C.L.S. certification required 

Sharecare and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, equal pay, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other status protected under applicable law.

Sharecare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status,or other non-merit factor.