Advanced Practitioner - Plastic Surgery
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The Surgical Advanced Practitioner is an advanced practitioner provider working under the direct supervision of a Surgeon.
Overall responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Collaborating with clinicians and stakeholders
- Performing patient consults and evaluations
- Data collection
- Diagnostic interpretation
- Patient education
- Ordering ancillary testing
- Coordination and continuity of care
- Present cases at tumor board
- Proofread and edit manuscripts, perform library or literature searches, and help to create and edit presentation materials. Work with minimal direction with ability to create more advanced material
- Responsible for rendering excellent and professional care within the scope of the medical practice and hospital guidelines
- Effectively communicating with referring physicians/clinicians and stakeholders
- Assisting in development and participating in departmental and interdisciplinary quality improvement programs
- Collaborates with the medical staff, research nurse, and other health professionals to complete research initiatives
- Performing other duties as requested by your supervising physician
- Complying with hospital and regulatory requirements
- Assessing patients’ nutritional status and screens for potential nutrition risk in a timely manner, noting diet history, anthropometries, and pertinent lab values based on oral, anabolic, enteral, parenteral and degree of metabolic stress
- Monitoring the overall nutritional care of patients; analyzes daily nutrient intake; makes appropriate recommendations for nutritional intervention
- Educating patients on nutritional needs and/or diets; assesses patients’ competence in understanding prescribed diet principles
- Maintaining up-to-date standards of practice in areas of specialty
- Conducts daily inpatient rounds
- Acts as department advocate and liaison with the Nursing and Medical staffs as needed for providing optimal communication and enhancing patient nutritional care, education and research opportunities
- Participates in departmental staff meetings and communicating patient care issues to management
- Assist with training and orienting staff as needed
- Provides cross coverage as needed
- Follow HIPAA guidelines for the management of patient privacy and confidentiality
- Responsible for scheduling returning patient appointments for physicians and dietitians, as well as other Center providers and coordinating the schedules for special procedures i.e., Endoscopic procedures, CT-guided biopsies, fine needle aspirations, etc.
- Attend team meetings, staff meetings, team huddles, and other meetings as requested; participate in meeting and team roles as requested
- Assist with special projects as directed
- All other duties as assigned by supervising physician or supervising advanced practitioner
Key Position Qualifications
- Master of Science Degree in Nursing or Physician Assistant
- National Board certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
- BLS and ACLS certification
- Georgia State license
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We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK. Each of our hospitals, and corporate entities, earned a Best Place to Work distinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.
Beyond The Resume, What We Look For
We select people with talent—people who value working with others and thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you make the difference in the life of a patient. Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment? If so, we hope you begin the application process, today.