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Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Rounder - General Surgery (Sunnybrook)

Location: Clackamas, OR Additional Locations:

Westside Specialty Medical Offices 2875 NE Stucki, 2875 NE Stucki Ave., Hillsboro,Oregon, 97124
Job Number: 713562 Date posted: 07/24/2018
Description:

Provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members in a cost effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct assessment, diagnosis and formulation/implementation of treatment plan for patients presenting with surgical illness or injury. Outpatient responsibilities include histories and physicals, preoperative exams, ordering diagnostic studies and medications, screening referrals, scheduling surgeries, and post-operative follow-up. Significant time is spent handling patient inquiries regarding preoperative, intra-operative and post-operative care.

  • Provide inpatient care by rounding on General Surgery surgical patients during mornings and weekends. Responsibilities include writing post-operative orders, charting follow-up notes, changing dressings, removing sutures. Dictate discharge summaries and write discharge orders for follow-up care in the clinic. Hand off patients to the clinic staff  for transition of care. Performs other duties as requested.

  • Provide surgical services as a first assistant on occasion as part of regular department surgical rotation.

  • Note: The above care must be documented in writing in patient's permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards. All medical care must be provided in accordance with accepted practice standards, hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician) and State licensing guidelines.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • N/A

  • Education

  • Graduate of approved Nurse Practitioner program, Physician Assistant program or equivalent requirements to meet State licensure.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Current Oregon and Washington RN license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months.

  • PA: National certification required at time of hire. Current Oregon AND Washington state medical license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months. Prescribing registration required at time of hire.

  • NP: National certification required at time of hire. Current Oregon AND Washington RN license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months. Current Oregon AND Washington state NP license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months. Prescribing registration required at time of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.



  • Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to assess, diagnose and plan effective treatment for General Surgery diseases and injuries.

  • Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment, to see large volume of patients, and to interface with large physician and support staff.

  • Recognition of normal and abnormal surgical anatomy.

  • Safe patient positioning and padding.

  • Safe tissue handling and retraction techniques.

  • Suturing of deep and superficial tissues.

  • Control of bleeding.

  • Application of post op dressing.

  • Writing post-op orders.

  • Post-op protocols for blood transfusions, fluid balance, oral intake, bowel and urinary care, IV narcotic and other pain management.

  • Post-op protocols for care of surgical patients.

  • Knowledge of UM requirements for hospitals.

  • Understanding of capabilities of ancillary and support services both IP and OP.

  • Knowledge of documentation and coding requirements for both IP and OP.

  • Thorough and working knowledge of Surgical diseases and injuries and their treatment.

  • Thorough and working knowledge of surgical techniques, with particular emphasis on General Surgery procedures.

  • Working knowledge of state health care laws, licensing board regulations and controlled substance regulations. Important to know limitations and when to refer patients to the surgeon.



  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience in a General Surgery setting, or equivalent hospital and/or surgical experience.

  • Two (2) years of surgical experience, with emphasis on General Surgery procedures.

  • Excellent assistant surgical skills, preferred.
  • Primary Location: Oregon,Clackamas,Sunnybrook Medical Offices 9900 SE Sunnyside Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 7:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OFNHP - Professionals Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant Department: Department of General Surgery Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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