Advanced Practice Professional-Vascular Surgery -85001
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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 12/17/2016
University Health Associates
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB TITLE:
Advanced Practice Professionals Vascular Surgery
Job Code: Nurse Practitioner (85001) or Physician Assistant (851010)
Surgery/Section of Vascular Medicine
Administrator, Faculty Supervisor/Section Chief, Chariman
Education, Experience, Licensure:
For Nurse Practitioner:
* Master s Degree in Nursing with certification as an advanced practice registered nurse is required.
* Licensure, or eligibility for licensure, as a professional Registered Nurse and Advance Practice Registered Nurse in West Virginia required
* Certification by a nationally recognized Advance Practice Nursing Certification body
For Physician Assistant:
* Bachelor s Degree as a Medical/Surgical (as applicable) Physician Assistant is the minimum degree required. Masters level education as Medical/Surgical (as applicable) Physician Assistant preferred.
* Graduate of an AARC-PA approved Physician Assistant (PA) training program required.
* Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants required.
* Must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the WV Board of Medicine.
The Advance Practice Professional (APP) is an individual with clinical/surgical expertise in the management of vascular surgery patients. The APP completes comprehensive patient health evaluations (including biological, social and psychological assessments) in collaboration with the appropriate clinical/faculty team. The APP assesses, and coordinates the educational and psychosocial needs of the vascular surgery patient and caretakers. The APP develops and reviews the plan of care with the other members of the clinical team, participates in directing that care, and coordinates discharge planning (as applicable) and appropriate post hospital follow up. The APP participates in the education of residents and medical/nursing students and performs diagnostic procedures and therapeutic procedures. The APP participates in all aspects of the global management of the vascular patient throughout the system.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following, however other duties may be assigned:
Provide healthcare services consistent with state law and the requirements of the professional licensing or certification authority and/or hospital privileges, where applicable. Such services may include, but are not limited to:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1.0 Manages comprehensive and individualized care for vascular surgery patients and their families in the inpatient phase of hospitalization, and in the ambulatory care arena (as applicable).
1.1 Completes daily rounds and/or pre-procedure evaluations, and participates in consults for vascular surgery as needed throughout the system
1.2 Participates in the peri-operative management of vascular surgery patients; which includes (but is not limited to) first assisting in surgery
1.3 Completes integrated assessments.
1.4 With the collaboration of vascular surgery faculty or by following established clinical Guidelines and Protocols, orders additional tests or consults.
1.5 Performs, interprets and communicates results of diagnostic tests in the outpatient and hospital setting.
1.6 Consults and communicates with vascular surgery clinic and hospital staff regarding abnormal findings in the evaluations of patients.
1.7 Performs history and physical examinations and documents findings in medical record.
1.8 Facilitates patient discharge be coordinating appropriate services and tests prior to
scheduled outpatient follow-up appointments in the vascular surgery clinic (as applicable).
1.9 Performs necessary procedures following established clinical guidelines and Protocols for vascular surgery and scope of practice (SOP).
2.0 Manages comprehensive and individualized care through the inpatient and immediate post-discharge phase of the patient s hospitalization experience and in the outpatient setting. (as applicable).
2.1 Develops a comprehensive individualized plan of care for vascular surgery patients, which includes teaching, discharge, and follow-up planning and necessary referral to other members of the health care team as necessary.
2.2 Demonstrates expertise in caring for patients across the age continuum of their educational experience and certification.
2.3 Participates in physician rounds, and consultations as applicable
2.4 Identifies unstable or complex patient care situations and facilitates appropriate intervention in the clinic and/or hospital setting.
2.5 Facilitates patient discharge by coordinating appropriate services and tests prior to scheduled outpatient follow up appointments (as applicable).
2.6 Evaluates patients in the outpatient setting. Acts as a coordinator for follow up procedures and tests in the outpatient setting (as applicable).
2.7 While in the clinic setting, assists in the collection of outcome measures (as applicable).
2.8 Demonstrates critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision making by the identification, evaluation and management of the individual needs of patients/families.
2.9 Demonstrates the ability to utilize basic equipment in a safe manner.
2.10 Recognizes emergency situations and initiates effective emergency care.
2.11 Bases decisions made/actions taken on relevant scientific principles, established standards of care and/or research findings.
3.0 Utilizes teaching/learning theory and appropriate teaching strategies in the provision of education to nursing staff, hospital staff, students, patients, families, and the community.
3.1 Promotes an environment that facilitates learning by responding to appropriate Patient/family preferences, priorities and readiness to learn.
3.2 Evaluates the effectiveness of the vascular surgery patient/family teaching and collaborates with the nursing and clinical staff in the completion of education plan.
3.3 Updates own knowledge base throughout the year.
3.4 Completes all identified clinical competencies.
3.5 Serves as a resource person for staff caring for the patient.
3.6 Provides educational programs to professional and paraprofessional personnel in
area of expertise.
3.7 Mentors nursing personnel in all levels of clinical practice.
3.8 Participates in community programs, distribution of literature, as appropriate in your area of expertise.
4.0 Communicates effectively with patients/families, physicians and ancillary services at all levels to assure coordinated efficient patient care.
4.1 Documents the plan of care, interventions and evaluations in a clear and concise manner for every patient visit in the patient s medical record following approved hospital/UHA policies and compliance standards
4.2 Documents all interventions in the patient s medical record following approved hospital/UHA policies and compliance standards for documentation.
5.0 Collaborates with other leaders and staff to effectively achieve needed change.