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Job #9222390
Nurse Practitioner, NP
Bariatric Surgery
Full-Time - Days, Monday-Friday with Occasional Evenings - 40 Hours/Week
Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Medical Director of the Bariatric program, Manager and Administrative Director of Surgurgy, works in a collaborative role to provide a comprehensvie plan of care and management for patients. He/she utilizes the nursing process, integrating medical protocols, orders and consultation, to provide comprehensive healthcare. Patient population ranges from young adulthood through late adulthood.

  1. Meets all standards of the Patient Satisfaction Initiative Criteria in order to make AMH the hospital of choice for patients and employees.
  2. Performs physical exams and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of physician to identify or meet patient care needs. Assesses patient health needs. Provides appropriate treatment and preventive health measures within established guidelines for Nurse Practitioners and jointly determined by the Nurse Practitioner and supervising physician. Efficiently triages patients with appropriate consult to supervising physician when necessary.
  3. Orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's clinical problems and healthcare needs. Appropriately orders and evaluates laboratory tests to identify and assess patient's clinical and healthcare needs.
  4. Records physical findings and formulates plan and prognosis based on patient's condition to maintain complete and accurate medical record. Appropriately orders other diagnostic studies, including radiographic studies, CT scans, MRI, sonography and non-invasive flow studies after consultation with a supervising physician.
  5. Discusses patient care with physician and other healthcare professionals to prepare comprehensive plan of care.
  6. Appropriately records physical exam findings and formulates a diagnosis based on the patient’s condition to maintain a complete and accurate medical record. All progress notes and other forms of chart documentation must be co-signed by a supervising physician on a timely basis. Co-directs the ongoing multidisciplinary teams to ensure that the patients’ needs are met.
  7. Develops and implements educational programs to meet patient and staff learning needs and to provide follow-up for quality assessment and performance improvement needs of the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Serves as liaison site representative and coordinator for the program interfacing with hospital, clinical practices and attendings. Co-directs the compliance and auditing of Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, JACHO and other health regulatory organizations.
  8. Performs any procedure for which the Nurse Practitioner has attained the necessary training and proficiency, including admissions, discharges, suture removal, wound debridement, injection of medications, removal of foreign bodies, and venipuncture to facilitate patient care.
  9. Assists in the formulation of policies, procedures, protocols, standards of care, and performance improvement to ensure efficient operations at the highest level of care.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Experience: 3+ years of nursing experience with Nurse Practitioner experience preferred. Patient education experience preferred.
  • Education and Training: Master's degree in Nursing and certificate from Nurse Practitioner program.
  • License/Certification: Current licensure as CRNP in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Other Requirements: Demonstrates great communication skills with hospital personnel, physicians and patients. Valid driver's license and transportation required for multiple geographic locations, evening information sessions, support group and meetings/committees.
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health is an equal opportunity employer, and our policy prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
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Benefits Overview

Beyond a great professional environment, Abington – Jefferson Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to full and part-time employees. A few highlights include medical, dental, sick time, vacation and holiday specialty certifications, discount parking, direct deposit, credit union, on-site childcare and more!

View more details.

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