The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner in the Critical Care specialty area within the Surgical Service line, located in Charleston, South Carolina. Surgical Inpatient Nurse Practitioner will work with a group of providers to provide 24/7/365 inpatient care to surgical patients. Provider will need to be able to work nights and weekends and willing to adjust hours to fit coverage needs. Provider will participate in rounds with multiple surgical disciplines, respond to nursing questions, assists with consults, and attend to emergency patient care needs. He/she will ensure best practices are applied and adhered to for all surgical patients. Provider will write orders for patients including admission, transfer, labs, medications, procedures, respiratory and rehabilitative therapy, psychological and radiological studies and consults. The NP may perform approved standardized procedures in accordance with their procedural privileges, skills, and proficiency (i.e., endotracheal intubation, placement of central venous catheter to include dialysis catheters, arterial line, feeding tube and nasogastric tubes, foley catheter, performing arterial and venipuncture, conscious sedation). He/she will ensure continuity of care between surgeons, surgeon trainees, staff, patients, and their families. Other duties and responsibilities include: A. Admission history and physicals, admission orders, consult screening and evaluation, preoperative work ups, and conduct rounds on ward patients B. Order and manage vasoactive drips C. Manage multiple types of surgical patients including general, vascular, ENT, Cardiac, Orthopedic, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Thoracic, Bariatric, Plastics and Gynecology D. Assist with airway management E. Interact with consulting services F. Conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including but not limited to intubations, arterial line placements, chest tube insertions, wound vac dressing changes, and surgical dressing changes. G. Coordinate care of surgical critical care patients H. Manage surgery patients in inpatient and outpatient settings I. Track test results and notify patients in a timely manner J. Provide medical education/counseling of patients and their families K. Act as the Patient and Family Centered Care liaison for these services L. Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and treat surgical patients seen in consultation with other services M. Promote process improvement based on new concepts and evolving research N. Serve as a Clinical Facilitator integrating the activities of the surgical critical care service with other facility programs O. Prescribe appropriate medications P. Facilitates medical clearance and long-term follow-up care Q. Interacts with consulting services R. Schedule and interprets labs and other studies S. Tracking quality metrics T. Perform Chart reviews U. may assist with OR scheduling V. Perform professional practice evaluations. W. Rescheduling of Surgical Patients Work Schedule: Full-time, rotating shifts to include days, nights, weekends and holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599102900
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