Pre-Op Advance Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant)
Location: Falls Church, Virginia
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 605792
Inova Health System has an exciting opportunity for either a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work in our Pre-Op clinic. The clinic is a hybrid between a primary care clinic and an emergency department. Each patient is new and you have to appropriately evaluate them within a short period of time to ensure they are optimized for their upcoming procedure and anesthesia. All of our patients are pre-procedure patients who have an upcoming surgery or procedure requiring anesthesia at Inova. Interactions with patients include both in-person clinic visits and phone screens. Practitioners average 8-12 assessments/phone interviews per day. Patients with more extensive health history are triaged to in-person visits. Providers independently evaluate and manage patients, but there is an attending anesthesiologist available for consults and questions on site every day in clinic. Due to the nature of the work, there is extensive coordination of care and communication with a wide range of providers and departments across Inova. Providers are responsible for the continued care of patients until the day of their procedure
Shift: M-F, days; no nights/weekends/holidays/on-call.
Essential Functions :
Demonstrates clinical expertise and expanded knowledge through patient care activities which may include diagnosis and management of a wide range of health problems. Responsible for health outcome of an assigned patient population. Confers with collaborating physician and other health professionals in area of clinical expertise. Develops appropriate educational systems for patients, families and staff in areas of expertise. Actively participates in quality improvement and/or research pertinent to area of expertise.
Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients' health status by taking health histories and performing physical examinations in clinical area. Provides direct clinical care to patients. Prescribes/orders medications, therapies; orders/interprets laboratory tests, x-rays and procedures according to clinical privileges. Evaluates patients to determine their need for further health care. Provides comprehensive teaching to patients and families. Documents in the medical record all care and education provided and/or procedures performed for which the Licensed Advanced Practice Provider is responsible. Refers to other disciplines as appropriate. Consultant to other disciplines in areas of expertise. Integrates research based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision making. Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation. Advocate for patients, families, coworkers, and the community. Maintains certifications and continuing education as required for licensure and privileging. Serves as a patient advocate and role model for "Patients First". Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces as appropriate. Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families. Develops and participates in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff. Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty. Participates in quality improvement and/or research initiatives for specific patient population as appropriate.
* Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program
* Board Certified Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Maintains necessary CME requirements.
* Licensed or eligible for licensing as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant in the Commonwealth of Virginia
* Active or eligible for DEA license
* Training: Specific to specialty, BLS, ACLS for Critical Care
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