Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Orthopedics

Location
Jamestown, ND
Salary
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Posted
Apr 19, 2018
Ref
1521
Industry
Healthcare
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Part Time
Overview

Looking for Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

Full-time, benefited position working 80 hours per two week pay period in an exempt status. Days of work are Monday - Friday with hours between 7 am - 5 pm. Weekend work and call is variable depending on clinic needs.

The Nurse Practitioner is a licensed independent practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the perioperative patient in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and the nursing standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status). Perioperative preparation and postoperative clinical management is conducted in collaboration with other health care team members. This position requires a background check.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluation: Elicit a detailed and accurate history from a patient, perform an appropriate physical examination, and make an assessment and diagnosis from all available information. Initiate, review and revise treatment and therapy plans. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Assess and interpret data reflective of the patient's status requirements and age specific needs, and provide appropriate care based upon the results of the assessment.
  • Monitoring: Assist the physician in conducting rounds, and in routine clinic follow-up of patients. Develop and implement patient management plans. Assist the physician with the recording of progress notes in both the in-patient and out-patient settings.
  • Diagnostics: Order or transmit an order for x-ray, other studies, therapeutic diets, physical/occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, and nursing services. Order or transmit an order for, perform or assist in the performance of laboratory procedures, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures. Initiate arrangement for admissions, complete forms and charts pertinent to the patient's medical record, and provide services to patients requiring continuing care, including patients at home.
  • Therapeutics: Perform routine procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care to include debridement of wounds and burns. Insertion of intravenous access catheters. Start, superimpose, and discontinue intravenous fluids. Perform minor surgical procedures which are customarily performed under local anesthesia, such as removal of foreign bodies from the skin, incision and drainage of superficial skin infections and abscesses, removal of sutures and dressing changes. Manage simple and/or stable chronic conditions and assist in the management of more complex illnesses and injuries.
  • Documentation: Provides legible and timely documentation for care coordination and communication and is compliant with requirements for coding and reimbursement.
  • Surgery: Act as first or second assist in surgery under the supervision of the physician. Perform closed reductions of simple fractures and dislocations, application of casts, splints, or other orthopedic appliances, including traction. Inject/aspirate joints perform hematoma blocks and digital blocks.
  • Participates and attends designated meetings, drills, and in-service programs.
  • Attends mandatory programs and maintains CPR and ACLS certification per hospital policy.
  • Maintains clinical experience by completing annual competency evaluations and attending educational offerings. Ensures recertifications are kept current and appropriate to position/policies.
  • Follows disaster procedures. Utilizes standard precautions and aseptic techniques. Follows guidelines for infection control and isolation. Investigates and reports incidents per risk management policy.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities as assigned.
  • Participates in orientation of new personnel and performance evaluation of fellow peers.
  • Assists in the development, revision and implementation of department policies, and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Qualifications

Must be a graduate from a nurse practitioner training program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Must have successfully completed the certifying examination of the National Commission on Certification of Nurse Practitioner. Must hold licensure/registration as required in the state of North Dakota. DEA certification required.

Prefer previous experience as a NP with preference for Orthopedic and/or surgical assistant experience. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that during the past 12 months he or she has been actively involved in the clinical practice as a nurse practitioner and has provided inpatient and outpatient services to a reasonable number of patients, which can be documented.

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