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Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant Rounder- General Surgery

Hillsboro, Oregon

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  • Job Schedule: Full-time
  • Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
  • Shift: Day

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Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant Rounder- General Surgery

Primary Location Hillsboro, Oregon Worker Location Onsite Facility Westside Specialty Medical Offices Job Number 1286732 Date posted 06/18/2024
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Description:
Job Summary:

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 patients 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


  • This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post hire.



  • Registered Nurse License (Washington) within 6 months of hire AND Nurse Practitioner National Certificate AND Nurse Practitioner License (Oregon) within 6 months of hire AND Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License (Washington) within 6 months of hire AND Registered Nurse License (Oregon) within 6 months of hire


      OR



  • Physician Assistant License (Washington) within 6 months of hire AND Physician Assistant National Certificate AND Physician Assistant License (Oregon) within 6 months of hire



  • Drug Enforcement Administration Registration



  • National Provider Identifier required at hire



  • Basic Life Support


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.


Notes:



  • Advanced clinicians will have a mixture of inpatient and outpatient duties

  • Advanced Clinicians will provide direct assessment, diagnosis, and formulation/implementation of treatment plan for patients presenting with surgical illness or injury.

  • Outpatient responsibilities include independent clinic that involves taking histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic studies and medications, minor procedures, scheduling surgeries, and post-operative follow-up. Significant time is spent handling patient inquiries regarding preoperative, intra-operative and post-operative care. You may see a mix of general surgery, breast, rectal, post-op follow up for emergency general surgery patients, and post-op bariatric patients.

  • Inpatient care duties involve working with the on-call team for rounding on General Surgery patients, seeing new consults and admits, and doing minor procedures. 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. There may be other duties as needed.

Primary Location: Oregon,Hillsboro,Westside Specialty Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: W05|AFT|Local 5017 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Westside Specialty MOB - General Surgery-O/P-NP/PA - 1008 Pay Range: $69.98 - $86.8 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest

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