Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 643875
IFMC is currently looking for a full-time Orthopaedic APP to join our Orthopaedic Trauma Service Team. The selected candidate will provide initial assessment, stabilization, and subsequent evaluations as part of ongoing care in the acute inpatient hospital setting for patients requiring admission to, as well as those already admitted. This is a full time position working four 10 hour days. Weekdays, with an occasional weekend or holiday prn.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Respond to emergent/urgent care needs for hospitalized patients within scope of practice
Provide first response coverage while on duty
Respond to trauma alerts and codes to assist in orthopaedic related patient needs
Perform initial assessment of Orthopaedic consults, report findings and implement a treatment plan with the appropriate Orthopaedic attending physician, as necessary
Elicit a detailed health history and a perform physical examination
Admit patients to the service of the OTS on call physician and post patient to the appropriate level of care
Order and expedite any necessary diagnostic studies, initiate necessary consultations, provide preoperative risk assessment, and post patients for surgery and other procedures
Perform Orthopaedic bedside procedures as requested on admitted and emergency department/observation patients within scope of practice
Irrigation and debridement of open wounds
Application of simple and complex wound dressings and coverages
Reduction of fractures and dislocations
Application of short and long extremity splints and casts
Cast and splint removal
Application of extremity traction techniques including skin and skeletal traction
First Assist in surgery
Perform daily assessments of all patients
Assist in appropriate discharge disposition
Your own outpatient clinic 1-2 times per month
Document patient encounters, both initial and subsequent visits
Communicate effectively with the attending physician and other caregivers
Participate in morning report and sign out sessions
Actively participate in special projects as deemed necessary by the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Lead APP.
Review and assist with the development and implementation of policies, protocols, guidelines, and procedures related to orthopaedic trauma care and systemwide initiatives as directed
Demonstrate compliance with systemwide and departmental policies, procedures, and mandatory education requirements
Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established department safety rules and practices; report to appropriate persons any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients or visitors
Consistently behave as a lifelong learner, applying and integrating new knowledge and skills
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of a master's degree program as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or completion of a Physician Assistant program. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners must have previous OR experience or have obtained your First Assist Certificate.
Surgical or inpatient experience preferred.
License or license eligible in the state of Virginia
Orthopaedic trauma training or experience preferred
Inova Medical Group is a team of talented and experienced physicians employed by Inova, providing world-class healthcare for the Northern Virginia and greater Washington, DC metro area. More than 400 physicians – experts in primary care medicine and adult specialties – are located throughout the region. Our physicians work together with Inova's extensive network of hospitals and outpatient facilities.