Advanced Practice Provider (PA/NP) - Department of Plastic Surgery
The Department of Plastic Surgery of Vanderbilt's Section of Surgical Sciences is seeking a nurse practitioner or physician assistant to join the Department as a full-time VMG provider. This position will collaborate with other APPs, surgeons and residents in the Department of Plastic Surgery. The focus of this position is outpatient clinical care. This role will involve sub-specialization within Plastic Surgery, specifically within areas of breast and aesthetic surgery.
Please visit the Department of Plastic Surgery's website for more information on our team: https://www.vumc.org/plasticsurgdept.
The Surgical Physician Assistant (PA) works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team. The PA provides healthcare in ambulatory and acute care health care settings. Including management of surgical patients from pre-operative, peri-operative and post opertative phases of care. The PA has didactic education, clinical competency and national certification in identified area of clinical practice. The PA demonstrates medical knowledge, clinical judgment, technical competence, professionalism, interpersonal communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation. The PA has an advanced knowledge of nursing theory and application.
Obtains and documents a health history; performs and documents complete, system-focused, or symptom-specific physical examination, assessment and plan of care.
In collaboration, provides healthcare services for primary, acute and complex care of patients and manages patient's overall care, identifying expected outcomes for diagnoses.
Orders, performs, interprets and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures where indicated.
Forms differential diagnoses and treats acute and chronic conditions.
Prescribes therapeutic interventions both pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic and surgical, needed to achieve expected outcomes.
Utilizes evidence-based, approved practice protocols in planning and implementing care;
Initiates appropriate referrals and consultations;
Provides specialty specific consultation services upon request and within specialty scope of practice;
Facilitates the patient's transition between and within health care settings, such as admitting, transferring, and discharging patients.
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