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Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (Trauma Center)

Company: OrthoVirginia
Location: Reston
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

OrthoVirginia, Virginia's largest provider of expert orthopedic and therapy care, is currently seeking an experienced full-time, licensed Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our trauma team at Reston Hospital Center (RHC). Along with a collaborative, team-oriented work environment, our outstanding employment package includes: competitive salaries, excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits, paid time off (PTO), CME benefits, a generous 401k incentive plan, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a company-wide wellness program.Position Summary:The Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides direct patient care according to State guidelines and under the direction of the supervising physician and/or Medical Director. Functions with specific privileges as approved by the governing body. The PA or NP may be involved in the coordination of treatment and assists in the management of preoperative and postoperative care. In coordination with the supervising physician, develops a comprehensive plan of care, and collaborates with the care team to ensure continuity quality care.Primary Functions & Accountabilities

  • Examine, diagnose and treat patients of all ages for immediate health care needs, as well as provide employer services.
  • Orders appropriate diagnostic studies when indicated
  • Instructs patients and families regarding treatment plan and medications
  • Consults with physician when warranted to assess patient condition and treatment
  • Ensures that medical charts and administrative paper work is completed in a timely manner
  • Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits
  • Provides follow-up care to patients according to practice guidelines
  • May perform preoperative assessment of patient and confirms completion of required documentation
  • Assesses patient status for compliance with physical, emotional and social admission requirements
  • Notifies Medical Director or attending physician if patient does not meet criteria or is not suitable for treatment in the outpatient setting
  • Confirms that medical clearance and all diagnostic tests are performed and documented
  • Performs within guidelines of specific privileges approved by the governing body and delegated by the Medical Director
  • Monitors patients and administers medications according to Facility policy
  • Provides support to medical and office staff
  • May perform other duties as assignedKnowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Familiarity using EPIC for clinical documentation is preferred
    • Ability to assess situations, resolve within scope of ability, or escalate as appropriate
    • Ability to respond effectively to emergencies, actual events or drills.
    • Ability to follow instructions with little supervision
    • Ability to maintain professional demeanor in all aspects of role
    • Assists in completing paperwork for patients as indicated
    • Travels between facilities when indicated
    • Strong customer service skills and excellent communication skillsJob Requirements
      • 2+ years emergency medicine/trauma experience is required.
      • Must maintain CEU's in pertinent clinical practice according to licensure requirements.
      • BLS and ACLS Certification must be maintained.
      • PA: Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant Program is required.
      • NP: Completion of an accredited graduate level Nurse Practitioner program required.

Keywords: OrthoVirginia, Reston , Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (Trauma Center), Healthcare , Reston, Virginia

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