Nurse Practitioner - Orthopedics
Category: Nurse Practitioners
Job Requisition: 15810
Department: Orthopedics - Southern Maryland Practice
Facility: Clinton/Calvert, Maryland Satellite Offices
Geographic Region: Southern Maryland
Schedule: Part Time
Shift: Day Shift, 3 8-Hour Days per Week
Hours per Week: 24.00
Location: Clinton, MD
General Summary of Position:
Provides primary nursing care to patients while assisting the physiatry physicians who are part of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute team based out of Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia. Performs complete medical history and examinations. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Reviews laboratory reports, radiographic reports, other diagnostic reports, and consultant reports. Provides telephone coverage for clinical problems called in by patients, nurses, caregivers, and others. Completes patient forms related to the patient’s care and assists with appeal authorization denials for medication and surgery. These functions are performed in accordance with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: BSN from an accredited school of nursing. Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: State license in MD and VA as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. BLS certification.
EXPERIENCE: 3 years of nursing experience preferred. Candidates with experience in anesthesia, pain management, internal medicine, neurology, and/or orthopedics preferred but not required.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practice and medical care to give to and evaluate patients. Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care. Skill in taking medical histories to assess medical condition and interpret findings. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public. Ability to maintain and control standards. Ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
Triages patient telephone inquiries and provides consultation, as needed. Ensures appropriate treatment or referral.
Provides patient care in the clinical setting to include assessment, analysis and treatment of acute and chronic problems. Performs physical examinations pertinent to the patient’s medical history and complaint and/or study participation.
Orders and evaluates appropriate diagnostic studies and procedures.
Works with surgical scheduling specialist coordinating and scheduling surgical cases. Communicates with insurance and patients to obtain required precertification to ensure payment for services provided. Informs patients of preoperative requirements and provides necessary orders and instructions to patient, departments and primary care providers following insurance requirements.
Interprets and synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan and procedures.
Records and documents assessment data, interventions, results and patient outcomes per established clinical protocols.
Assists in maintaining reports and correspondence in patients’ charts. Facilitates attorney requests according to established guidelines.
Assists in preparing charts for clinic hours.
Works in coordination with, assists and covers in the absence of medical secretary.
Instructs patients and family regarding medications and treatment/surgical instructions. Provides patient education and serves as resource to other clinical team members regarding particular expertise.
Assists patients in accessing services within the Medical Center and community.
Collaborates with physician in evaluating and managing the acute and long-term medical/surgical needs of patients.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.
A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.
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