Nurse Practitioner (NP) - SICU

Bethesda, MD 20814

Job Category: Advanced Practice Nurse Job Number: 4045

Job Description


Currently recruiting a Nurse Practitioner (NP) - SICU to provide care to Active Duty heroes, their families, and retirees at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Hours required are 7 days per week, services will be required on Federal holidays.




DUTIES OF THE NURSE PRACTIONER - SICU:
  • Contractor shall have the ability to perform reassessment and management for all patients and per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, geriatric, and the general population.
  • Performs a thorough history taking, clinical assessment, and physical examination of both inpatient and outpatient. Document on going assessment and formulates plan of care in collaboration with medical staff.
  • Develops and implements treatment plans in accordance with best practices for utilizing evidence- informed medicine.
  • Orders, analyzes and treats patients based on results of diagnostic tests.
  • Monitors clinical laboratory and radiological studies for the team and manages results and related treatment plans with the ordering provider.
  • Nurse Practitioners shall have a vast knowledge of the anatomy and physiology and disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and dermal systems.
  • Utilizes principles of current and up to date theory when providing care to patient's
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of current disease processes while conducting a comprehensive health history and physical examination or problem-focused assessment depending on patient's status.
  • Perform minor procedure within your scope of practice both on the ward and in the clinic.
  • Knowledgeable of surgical procedures and postoperative course of patients undergoing bowel surgery.
  • Maintains proficiency with advanced treatment modalities to include Negative-Pressure, Minimally Invasive Surgical Therapy (MIST), ultrasound debridement, conservative sharps debridement, and other invasive procedures independently upon the completion of certification and within the scope of practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill to develop and implement policies and procedures to manage patients.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
  • Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patients age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Ability to develop and revise plan of care as indicated by the patient's response to treatment and evaluate overall plan for effectiveness.
  • Prescribes medications, therapies, labs/ X-rays test, etc as indicated.
  • Assist with prescriptions for medication and supplements as appropriate.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.
  • The Contractor shall educate the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Coordinates surgical procedures for team surgeons as indicated and conduct postoperative discharge follow-up phone calls within 48-72 hours of discharge to assess for medication / vitamin compliance fluid intake / diet toleration, possible dehydration and need for IV fluids. Comfortable caring for patients that are critically ill, who may require ventilator support, vasopressors, and invasive monitoring.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
  • Serves as a mentor to nursing, medical, and physical therapy students as well as residents and nurse practitioner students.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Provides continuous long-term post-operative care and ongoing education to all patients undergoing surgery. Provides pre and post-op assessments and patient/family education.
  • Knowledgeable of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and clinical condition.
  • The Contractor shall be the resource person to physicians, nursing and other hospital staff.
  • Serves as mentor to the Registered Nurses on staff and within the facility;communicates appropriately and clearly to nurse managers, nursing staff and physicians.
  • Consult other healthcare professionals/departments as appropriate to provide interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
  • Complete thorough timely documentation for visits and treatment plans for the management of patients through in-depth progress notes and dictation summaries to include writing admission, transfer and discharge orders and referring patients for consultation when indicated (i.E. Dermatology, vascular, infectious disease, social services).
  • Documentation meets current Nursing standards and practices.
  • Develops and produces educational handouts/materials for the patients and other services within the facility including participation in clinical rounds and conferences.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of clinical protocols, standard operating procedures, and clinical practice guideline in line with the mission of the facility support.
  • Oversees the complex patient/stalled healing patient reports during the weekly team meeting.
  • Integrates findings to clinical practice.
  • Functions as the Provider of the Month (POM) responsible for team pager management, coordination of inpatient treatment and evaluation, and new consult review.
  • Assigns the daily clinical duties to the staff in the absence of the clinical supervisor.
  • Attends interdisciplinary team meetings, seminars, conferences and continuing education classes.
  • Monitor vitamin /mineral levels- order tests and lab adjust vitamin and mineral supplements as needed.
  • Collaborates with other members of the health care team to ensure comprehensive patient-centered care.
  • Serves as a liaison between physicians, patients and manufacturers of clinical products.
  • Knowledgeable of the clinical products currently available on the medical market.
  • The Contractor shall met with sales representatives, evaluates products;makes recommendations for products/ equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE NURSE PRACTITIONER - SICU:
  • Degree/Education: HCW must have a Master of Science (MSN) with completion of Nurse Practitioner Program (NPP).
  • Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support: In addition to BLS;Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) by the American Heart Association;Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required for the Critical Care Unit,
  • Experience: Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in medical and surgical applications.
  • Board Certification: Certified in the specialty required by the TO as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the recognized national nursing certification organization for the specialty area of practice as appropriate (for example, National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses, American Nurses Association, National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Specialties).
  • Licensure/Registration: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse. . In addition HCP must have a current DEA number in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration for schedule 11-V controlled substances.
  • US Citizen (to access government computer systems)

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS FOR THE NURSE PRACTITIONER - SICU:
  • Competitive pay
  • 10 days paid time off per year plus 7 sick days per year
  • 11 paid Federal holidays
  • Health & Welfare allowance mostly cover the cost of health insurance, long and short-term disability, and life insurance
  • Dental and vision plans offered, 401(k)

ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:

The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for almost 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.



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