Nurse Practitioner - Plastic Surgery
Category: Nurse Practitioners
Job Requisition: 16362
Department: Plastic Surgery - MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Facility: MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Provides primary nursing care to patients acting as an assistant to physicians in the Department of Plastic Surgery. Performs complete medical history and examinations. Administers medications and orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Health’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: BSN from an accredited school of nursing. Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program. Master’s degree preferred with certification by national organization in adult or family health.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: State license in D.C. as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. Credentialed as a member of the MGUH and MWHC professional staff. BLS certification. Certification in ACLS preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Three years of nursing experience, inclusive of at least one year of directly related experience.
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 quality control standards. Ability to maintain calm and be effective in emergency situations. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients.
Performs physical examinations pertinent to the patient’s medical history and complaint.
Orders and evaluates appropriate evaluatory diagnostic studies and procedures.
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.
Administers medications and injections, as directed.
Instructs patients and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Provides patient education and serves as resource to other clinical team members regarding particular expertise.
Triages patient telephone inquiries and provides consultation, as needed.
Collaborates with physicians in evaluating and managing the acute and long-term medical needs of patients.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.
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.
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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