SUMMARY

The Advanced Practice Provider – Vascular – Upper Michigan (Part-Time) position is involved with examining patients, conducting systematic and comprehensive physical assessments and developing a plan of care for patients with peripheral vascular disease. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general medical direction of a physician including maintaining outreach clinics.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1. Analyzes, interprets and evaluates subjective and objective findings to develop an assessment in order to initiate a treatment plan or referral to appropriate physician or provider. Provides pre and post-operative follow up care for vascular patients.

2. Works independently including maintaining appropriate outreach clinics.

3. Understand and manages the care of vascular patients in the region while working collaboratively with physicians. Where appropriate, will work in conjunction with other providers to refine clinical protocols for vascular care including guidelines within the Vein Center.

4. Performs routine duties such as providing first aid care, wound care, suturing minor wounds and lacerations, suture removal, incision and drainage procedures and collaborates/consults with the physician.

5. Develops a plan of care based upon assessment, which includes prescribing appropriate medications and treatments, providing follow-up care and evaluating the effectiveness of care.

6. Provides patient education regarding medications, treatments, anticipates outcomes and referrals.

7. Maintain patient confidentiality.

8. Provides appropriate documentation in the electronic medical record.

This list is not inclusive of all duties and responsibilities that may be assigned. They are only listed as typical. Any other duties and responsibilities assigned will be of a similar nature requiring the same relative skill and capabilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Masters degree in Science in Nursing required along with certified by the State of Michigan of Nursing
  • National certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners preferred
  • Prior experience working in an independent capacity is required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES – COMPETENCIES

  • Considerable knowledge of professional nursing and basic medical theory and practice.
  • Considerable knowledge of the nurse practitioner guidelines, rules, regulations and policies of the health care facility.
  • Solid understanding of vascular or cardiovascular disease. Understands treatment protocol as it pertains to peripheral vascular disease.
  • Understands and incorporates the use of vascular imaging (ultrasound) as a part of their practice.
  • Ability to discriminate between normal and abnormal findings
  • Ability to follow patients through periods of illness in an independent or collaborative relationship with a physician.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Experience of use of Epic software

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS (as relevant)

 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT

The nature of the job requires standing and sitting for periods of time. While performing the essential functions of the job one may frequently bend/stoop, and occasionally squat, reach above shoulder, crouch, push/pull. Some lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs may be required. The use of hands for repetitive simple grasping, firm grasping is required. While performing the job, one will encounter close paperwork, use of computer monitor/equipment and visual monotony. Must utilize hearing for continuous conversations, equipment monitoring, telephone use, background noise and occasional transcription. Frequent stress may occur. The job requires continuous independent decision-making.

This job description is not a guarantee of employment. It is understood that employment is “at will,” and the employer or the employee may terminate employment at any time.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job duties satisfactorily (with or without accommodation). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions. Surgical Associates is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Job Type: Part-time

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