Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care. Reviews normal and abnormal diagnostic tests and takes appropriate action according to the individual's scope of practice.
Takes patient histories, conducts physical examinations, and records the date in the patient's record; writes progress notes; prepares patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings; obtains psycho social history relevant to patient care, and assumes responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients.
Interprets laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explains necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient. Obtains written patient consents and communicates with experts and communicates with experts as needed.
Carries out therapeutic procedures such as cast application and removal, wound suturing and dressing changes; monitors progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintains record of each patient's progress, consulting with supervising physician when patient's progress does not meet anticipated and/or predetermined criteria.
Makes diagnoses and formulates a treatment plan for patients. Performs patient education on their disease state, as well as healthy living recommendations. Will perform follow up exams after procedures, hospitalizations, surgeries, etc.
Provides clinical expertise and serves as a resource for office clinical staff in physician's absence.
Review and assist with the development and implementation of policies, protocols, guidelines, and procedures related to orthopedic trauma 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
This is a full-time position working five eight-hour days.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduate of an accredited NP or PA program
Board certified (ACNP or NCCPA certification)
Surgical first-assist 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.