Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, MWMG-Neurology
Mary Washington Healthcare
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: R-7161
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The Sleep Medicine Specialists is a hospital based outpatient clinic department of Mary Washington Healthcare. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will work with physicians and technicians to provide care for patients with sleep disorders. This individual will conduct an assessment of physical, psycho-social, cognitive and functional components, develop a treatment plan, order and interpret diagnostic components of the plan, and prescribe non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic agents. Under minimal supervision, the NP will work closely and collaborate with physicians and other health care teams to provide high quality, efficient, integrated, continuous and cost-effective care to patients at MWHC. A licensed and credentialed NP provides diagnosis, treatment, consultation, and follow-up under the supervision of one or more physicians in the practice. The NP provides age and specialty appropriate medical care at the level of training achieved.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Independently execute duties with minimal physician supervision
Evaluate and treat patients with sleep disorders
Evaluate and treat follow-up patients referred by physicians
Orders all sleep tests per American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines and other diagnostic tests accurately and in a timely manner
Prescribes non-pharmacologic therapies and pharmacologic agents
Provides relevant patient and family education; makes appropriate referrals to other professional and community agencies
Evaluates the effectiveness of plan of care through documentation of patient outcomes, reassessment, and changes the plan as necessary to achieve mutually established goals.
Interfaces with community agencies and other health care professionals as a member of an interdisciplinary, collaborative team to provide comprehensive care.
Educates physicians, nurses, and other disciplines to assess and care for patients with sleep disorders
Responsible for self-directed continuing education to include educational programs, participation in quality assurance and maintenance of certification according to law
Supports appropriate research by identifying, defining and participating in outcome studies Identifies sleep research opportunities and/or replicates studies
Meets all of the requirements of the practice agreement with the supervising physician under the regulations and requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Communicates with patients in our practice via telephone, secure-email or postal mail regarding laboratory and test results
Provide medication refills and coordinate follow-up appointments
Effectively communicate with physicians, medical assistants, LPNs, office manager, and ancillary staff within our practice to provide coordinated medical care to patients with sleep disorders
Establish and maintain communication lines with other healthcare practitioners, especially Primary Care Providers, Cardiologist, Endocrinologist, Hospitalist, and ENT within our physician's network
To provide patient education regarding lifestyle changes, nutrition and exercise in coordination with staff
Provide coverage for our physicians while they are on vacation, at CME conferences, and other personal and administrative leave
Participate in monthly Journal Club, staff meetings and assigned CME activities
Analyze new knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, professional literature, or "hands-on training" and assimilate this knowledge into clinical practice
Possess excellent problem solving, clinical judgment, systems thinking, and organization skills.
Work effectively both independently and as a member of a team
Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Fully comply with HIPAA regulations and adherence to the American Nurse Association Code of Ethics and the State of Virginia Nurse Practice Act
Possess adequate ability to assess the need for foreign language interpretation and access the appropriate resources to provide this interpretation as well as providing care in a culturally appropriate manner via a foreign language interpreter
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, and proficient with clinical search engines to access latest practice guidelines, evolving scientific knowledge, as well as relevant evidence-based medical and nursing literature
Other clinical and administrative duties as assigned
Valid RN License from Virginia or reciprocal compact state required.
Valid Adult Nurse Practitioner License, with prescriptive authority from Virginia required
Valid registration with DEA required.
AHA BLS Provider CPR required at hire
Master's degree in Nursing (MSN)from an accredited school required
Successful completion of a nurse practitioner education program that holds a national accreditation acceptable to the Board of Nursing and/or Medicine required
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
A Not-for-Profit Regional Healthcare System Dedicated to Excellence. From our humble beginnings in Fredericksburg, Virginia as an eight-room hospital to our modern not-for-profit regional system, Mary Washington Healthcare has seen enormous growth and development in the past 100 years. Today, we are made up of two hospitals and 28 healthcare facilities and wellness services. Community leaders volunteer on our Board of Trustees in order to guide the continued growth and direction of our health care system.