Full Job Description
The MedStar Health Vascular Surgery practice is currently seeking a full time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join their team working at MedStar Franklin Square Hospital and the MedStar Ambulatory Care Center located in Bel Air. In this role, the selected candidate will function as an independent healthcare provider working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team providing comprehensive medical and surgical vascular care in the outpatient/inpatient setting while providing clinical support to ensure optimal quality patient care. May involve surgical assisting if qualified (RNFA). Includes daily rounds on hospital patients, ER/inpatient vascular consults, outpatient clinical follow-up, and minor surgical procedures as needed.
Job Summary - Assumes total nursing care of specific patients under the direction of physician. Follows established nursing standards, procedures, and practices and gives specific patient care directions to nursing and other staff.
Education/Training - Graduation from a Nurse Practitioner program approved by the Maryland State Board Examiners of Nurses
Experience - 2 years’ experience as a nurse practitioner in an outpatient clinical setting preferred.
License/Certification/Registration - Registration with the Maryland State Board Examiners of Nurses.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities - Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Arranges for patients' ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Assists physicians with examinations, procedures, and other processes related to direct patient care.
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
Demonstrates behavior consistent with MedStar Health mission, vision, goals, objectives and patient care philosophy.
Maintains a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with hospital standards.
Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records. Maintains all required reports, records, statistics, etc.
Monitors medical condition of patients and reports changes to appropriate personnel. Monitors emotional stability of patients and reports changes to physician or charge nurse.
Performs basic nursing procedures including thermal applications, nonsterile soaks, application of simple dressing, perennial care, and running tests.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Prepares and maintains records of patient charges.
Prepares patients for scheduled procedures to assist in patient assessment.
Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required, and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
Provides preventive healthcare services to long-term patients and arranges consultations and referrals.
Writes initial nursing histories, assesses patients' conditions, and develops individual care plans for patients assigned to the unit.
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.