Respond to emergent/urgent care needs for hospitalized patients within scope of practice
Provide first response coverage while on duty
Perform initial assessment of general surgery consults, report findings and implement a treatment plan with the appropriate general surgery attending physician, as necessary
Elicit a detailed health history and a perform physical examination
Admit patients to the service
Order and expedite any necessary diagnostic studies, initiate necessary consultations, provide preoperative risk assessment, and post patients for surgery and other procedures
Perform general surgery bedside procedures as requested on admitted and emergency department/observation patients within scope of practice
Irrigation and debridement of open wounds
Application of simple and complex wound dressings and coverages
Management of drains
Perform daily assessments of all patients
Assist in appropriate discharge disposition
Document patient encounters, both initial and subsequent visits
Communicate effectively with the attending physician and other caregivers
Participate in morning report and sign out sessions
Actively participate in special projects as deemed necessary by the Chief of General Surgery and Lead APP.
Review and assist with the development and implementation of policies, protocols, guidelines, and procedures related to general surgery care and systemwide initiatives as directed
Demonstrate compliance with systemwide and departmental policies, procedures, and mandatory education requirements
Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established department safety rules and practices; report to appropriate persons any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients or visitors
Consistently behave as a lifelong learner, applying and integrating new knowledge and skills
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of a master's degree program as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or completion of a Physician Assistant program.
Surgical or inpatient experience preferred.
License or license eligible in the state of Virginia
Inova Medical Group is a team of talented and experienced physicians employed by Inova, providing world-class healthcare for the Northern Virginia and greater Washington, DC metro area. More than 400 physicians – experts in primary care medicine and adult specialties – are located throughout the region. Our physicians work together with Inova's extensive network of hospitals and outpatient facilities.