The GW Medical Faculty Associates
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Nurse Practitioner - Orthopaedic
at The GW Medical Faculty Associates
To perform, under the responsibility and supervision of physicians, clinical patient care service defined as: data gathering, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, management of stable and chronic illnesses; and counseling. The NP will be credentialed according to the medical staff regulations. They will be under the supervision of an appropriately credentialed attending physician.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
- Performs evaluation and problem identification of patients.
- Performs history and physical examination of patients.
- Writes prescriptions, orders and interprets laboratory data and radiological tests.
- Monitors patient status and response to treatments.
- Documents findings in the medical record.
- Recommends appropriate therapeutic interventions.
- Interacts with consultants as appropriate.
- Provides education and counseling for patients. Directs patient and/or family to agencies dealing with specific illnesses/diseases.
- Orders appropriate therapeutic interventions.
- Supervises NP health science and medical students as appropriate.
- Performs procedures for which practitioner is credentialed as dictated by patient need.
- Interacts with nursing and technologist staff.
- Participates in daily team rounding, periodic M&M sessions and department conferences/teaching opportunities.
- Participates in Departmental quality assurance, risk management, and compliance efforts.
NON ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (RESPONSIBILITIES)
Helps to maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment.
Understands and supports The George Washington University Hospital’s mission statement, vision, and values and guiding principles.
Carries out safety and infection control procedures to ensure patient, staff and visitor safety.
Responds to customers in a friendly, prompt, and caring manner, maintaining confidentiality and respect.
Demonstrates positive behaviors toward patients, families, physicians, and all coworkers.
Promotes mutual respect and professionalism.
Participates in Performance Improvement activities by identifying areas needing improvement and taking action to improve, trend, and report through PI process.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A masters degree in nursing and completion of an approved course of study as a nurse practitioner. Current ANCC certification and D.C. licensure as a NP is necessary.
Some previous experience is recommended. Excellent communication skills required.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people at various levels within and outside the MFA. Proven interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians and other health care team members. Demonstrated flexibility and dedication to team involvement. Capable of accepting new challenges and developing programs from start to finish. Self-directed, with sound decision making, written and verbal communication skills. Able to maintain confidentiality. Effective interpersonal skills with strong facilitation, conflict resolution and negotiating skills.