STG International is seeking a qualified Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to provide full-time services at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic. STG International is in an active bidding process for this position which is contingent upon STG International, Inc. being awarded the contract.
The clinic operates Monday - Friday during normal business hours. There are NO WEEKENDS, NO CALL, and very little overtime associated with this position.
The general duty of the NP or PA is to provide professional clinical services under the direction of the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) Primary Care Provider (PCP). These duties include:
Working under direct supervision of a physician in accordance with state and federal guidelines and rules.
Providing primary and preventive medical care to meet the needs (physical, mental, and emotional) of patients under a limited scope of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and within his/her skills and training.
Providing medical patient care to the scope and standards of practice established by a nationally recognized credentialing organization representing Nurse Practitioners.
Functioning within the scope of practice of the state Nurse Practice Act (NPA) or state Physician Assistant Act and state Medical Practice Act.
Emphasizing wellness, prevention, and early detection.
Supervising support staff in delivery of care to patients.
Maintaining universal precautions and infection control practices.
Providing smooth and timely flow of patients in accordance with the VA's access standards and triage protocol.
Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and assisting during respiratory and cardiac arrest procedures.
Setting up and operating therapeutic and emergency equipment, including monitor, electrocardiogram (EKG), oxygen, automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) and portable suction.
Obtaining patient history on new and follow-up and record appropriate findings.
Performing initial and periodic physical examinations within limits of privileges and record findings.
Ordering diagnostic tests according to the chief complaint, physical and emotional/mental findings and symptoms.
Demonstrating the knowledge of pharmacology.
Prescribing and administering medication within limits of privileges and state and federal regulations.
Performing a range of' nursing procedures, including dressing changes, suture removal, oxygen administration, wound irrigations, catheterizations, and venipunctures (as applicable).
Recommending and following up on laboratory tests and specialized diagnostic procedures, as deemed necessary.
Preparing, performing, and scheduling patients for laboratory procedures by providing information and instruction.
Performing and/or scheduling special diagnostic tests or procedures under the direction of the PCP.
Documenting all pertinent patient information in the medical records and Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VISTA) to demonstrate quality care delivery and promote continuity of care.
Keeping the VISTA clinic reminder tracking system current for each enrolled patient.
Assisting in scheduling patients for initial and follow-up appointments in accordance with the VA's access standards and the patient's medical necessity.
Keeping patients informed of their plan of care, including lab and diagnostic test results as needed.
Providing health educational materials, resources and education to patients and their families for informational purposes and in accordance to their need and learning capacity.
Assisting the Registered Nurse to ensure all patient information on access/wait time documentation is complete and accurate.
Assisting the Registered Nurse to ensure all patient information on electronic encounter documentation is complete and accurate.
Complying with all Federal, state, local, Joint Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Veteran Affairs, and Subcontractor safety and operational regulations, directives and standards.
Participating in the ongoing Performance Improvement Program between it’s Subcontractor(s), and the VAMC.
Ensuring that all required reports and clinical information is completed in an accurate, timely and complete fashion.
Participating in staff development programs.
Performing, under the PCP's supervision, administrative and clerical duties.
Performing other clinical duties assigned by the PCP within limits of privileges.
Maintaining confidentiality of all information and supporting patients' privacy, rights, and safety.
Aid in management/coordination of the CBOC's day-to-day activity.
Ensuring all patient information on encounter forms are completed an accurate.
Acting as a liaison for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).
Performing other work-related duties as assigned.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and a graduate of an accredited program for nurse practitioners, including preceptorship OR graduation from a physician assistant training program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
Certification by the applicable professional organization (NP's must be certified in Family Practice or Adult to qualify)
Current state license. Must comply will all state requirements and regulations.
(If out-of-state, must have current license in one of the 50 states and be willing to obtain permanent state specific license).
Possess Basic Life Support (BLS)/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification prior to performing work.
Prescriptive authority In accordance with state rules and regulations.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Certification (mid-level provider will be required to obtain and maintain a Scope of Practice/Collaborative Agreement with a state licensed physician prior to delivery of health care).
Ability to set realistic, measureable education goals for patients, taking into consideration patient/family needs, level of understanding, and available local resources.
Ability to develop and provide individualized and group counseling, guidance, and health instruction with a focus on disease prevention and health maintenance.
Ability to teach patients and/or families proper home health care activities, such as giving injections, taking blood pressures, changing wound dressings, etc.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software and basic computer maneuverability.
Minimum of one (1) year experience within the past three (3) years as a provider in a related area of patient care - I.e. Family Practice/Adult Practice/Women’s Health.
NOTE: Women's Health experience is highly desired. Essential women's health components include: pelvic/breast exams, contraception, osteoporosis, menopause, pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, sexually transmitted disease management, breast and cervical cancer screening and prevention, and screening for a history of sexual trauma.
Position comes with benefits, paid time off, pay for 10 holidays, 401k with up to 4% match and more!