Plastic Surgery Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) - Bedford County
Company: Vanderbilt Health
Posted on: September 26, 2022
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Practice Provider (NP/PA) - Bedford County (2212399)Job Description
Plastic Surgery Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) - Bedford
County-2212399Job: Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse
Specialist/Nurse PractitionerPrimary Location:
TN-Shelbyville-Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital
(VBCH)Organization: Plastic Surgery 104770Shift: DaysDescription
Plastic Surgery Advanced Practice Provider
Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital
The Department of Plastic Surgery of Vanderbilt's Section of
Surgical Sciences and Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital are seeking a
nurse practitioner or physician assistant to join the Department as
a full-time VMG provider. This role will work primarily at the
Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital in Shelbyville, TN. The focus on
this position is perioperative, intraoperative and inpatient
support but will also include some outpatient clinic
Nurse practitioner and physician assistant applicants will both be
reviewed. For nurse practitioner candidates, Registered Nurse First
Assist certification is required.
Please visit the Department of Plastic Surgery's website
(https://www.vumc.org/plasticsurgdept) and Vanderbilt Bedford
Hospital's website (https://www.vanderbiltbedfordhospital.com/) for
more information on our team.
JOB CODE INFORMATION:
- Title: VMG NP Surgical
- Job Code: 6408
- Job Stream Description: Professional
- Title: VMG NP Surgical
- Job Code: 6408
- Job Stream Description: Professional
The Surgical Nurse Practitioner (NP) works in collaboration with a
multidisciplinary health care team. The NP provides healthcare in
ambulatory and acute health care settings. Including management of
surgical patients from pre-operative, peri-operative and post
opertative phases of care. The NP has didactic education, clinical
competency and national certification in identified area of
clinical practice. The NP demonstrates medical knowledge, clinical
judgment, technical competence, professionalism, interpersonal
communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is
responsible for professional development and competency validation.
The NP has an advanced knowledge of nursing theory and
- Obtains and documents a health history; performs and documents
complete, system-focused, or symptom-specific physical examination,
assessment and plan of care.
- In collaboration, provides healthcare services for primary,
acute and complex care of patients and manages patient's overall
care, identifying expected outcomes for diagnoses.
- Orders, performs, interprets and collects data using
appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic
information and diagnostic procedures where indicated.
- Forms differential diagnoses and treats acute and chronic
- Prescribes therapeutic interventions both pharmacologic,
non-pharmacologic and surgical, needed to achieve expected
- Utilizes evidence-based, approved practice protocols in
planning and implementing care;
- Initiates appropriate referrals and consultations;
- Provides specialty specific consultation services upon request
and within specialty scope of practice;
- Facilitates the patient's transition between and within health
care settings, such as admitting, transferring, and discharging
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE
(ADVANCED):- Demonstrates care that is compassionate, appropriate
and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness,
treatment of disease and care at the end of life. Within scope of
licensure and certification, manages previously diagnosed and
undiagnosed patients. Uses health assessment skills to
differentiate between normal, variations of normal, and abnormal
findings. Employs screening and diagnostic strategies in the
development of diagnoses. Prescribes medications within scope of
practice. Manages health/illness status of patients and families
over time and across the continuum. Provides patient-centered care
recognizing cultural diversity and the patient or designee as a
full partner in decision making. Creates a climate of
patient-centered care to include confidentiality privacy, comfort,
emotional support, mutual trust, and respect. Incorporates cultural
and spiritual preferences, values and beliefs into health care.
Preserves the patient's control over decision making by negotiating
a mutually acceptable plan of care. Integrates ethical principles
into decision making. Uses electronic health record to capture data
on variables for the evaluation and management of patient care.
Clearly documents findings, assessment and plan of care.CLINICAL
KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE (ADVANCED):- Demonstrates established and
evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the
application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of
others. Demonstrates knowledge of population focus but also other
sciences that support his/her field of practice. Demonstrates
knowledge of common and important health issues affecting society
and other societies around the globe. Demonstrates commitment in
maintaining current evidence based knowledge through continuous
learning. Educates patients, families, students and other members
of the healthcare team in clinical topics and application of
clinical knowledge.PRACTICE-BASED SCHOLARLY INQUIRY AND INTEGRATION
(ADVANCED):- Demonstrates the use of scientific evidence and
methods to investigate, evaluate and improve patient care
practices. Anticipates variations in practice and is proactive in
implementing interventions to improve quality. Uses best available
evidence to continuously improve quality of clinical practice.
Generates knowledge from clinical practice to improve practice and
patient outcomes. Reviews data and evidences to improve advanced
practice. Integrates knowledge from the humanities and sciences
within the context of nursing science.INTERPERSONAL AND
COMMUNICATION SKILLS (ADVANCED):- Demonstrates interpersonal and
communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain
professional relationships with patients, families, and other
members of health care teams. Communicates practice knowledge
effectively both orally and in writing.PROFESSIONALISM (ADVANCED):-
Demonstrates behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous
professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and
sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their
patients, their profession and society. Participates in medical
center committees, professional organizations and activities that
influence advanced practice and/or health outcomes of a population
focus.HEALTH SYSTEMS AND POLICY MANAGEMENT (ADVANCED):-
Demonstrates sufficient fundamental proficiency in behaviors that
reflect a commitment to continuous professional development,
ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and
a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession and
society. Participates in professional organizations and activities
that influence advanced practice and/or health outcomes of a
- Organizational Impact: Delivers projects/assignments that have
a direct impact on goals/objectives of the unit/department that the
job is in.
- Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Conducts extensive
analysis of situations or data to resolve numerous, complex issues;
may involve the input/work of others.
- Breadth of Knowledge: Has in-depth level of knowledge within a
professional area and working knowledge of other areas.
- Team Interaction: May lead mid-sized projects; coaches and
guides team members.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P4):
- - Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm
in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain
knowledge in new areas.
- - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact
with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal
opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
- - Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and
modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P4):
- - Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current
and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services
to better address them.
- - Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different
angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and
develop concrete solutions.
- - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing
support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P4):
- - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and
informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues
- - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning
experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes
of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
- - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all
aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety
checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P4):
- - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of
ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to
- - Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of
the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a
- - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong
understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P4):
- - Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new
ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve
processes beyond conventional approaches.
- - Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning
new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term
- - Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems
as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead
of emphasizing negative elements.
Basic Qualifications Master's Degree (or equivalent experience)
Nursing and Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
- Registered Nurse Required
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Within 3 monthsAdditional
- 12 months of nursing experience preferred. 12 months of nurse
practitioner experience with specific patient population preferred.
National Specialty Board Certification in Acute Care, specific to
age population (Required within 3 months of hire); Eligible for NPI
and DEA (which will be required within 3 months of hire)Physical
Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
- Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of
force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently
and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move
- Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
- Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects
from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs,
with help of coworkers or assistive device
- Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object
holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or
- Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and
forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower
extremities and back muscles
- Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps
using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
- Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on
knee or knees.
- Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and
forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders:
Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
- Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any
direction above shoulders.
- Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without
- Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.
- Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects
under 35 lbs from one level to another
- Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from
- Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent
falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self,
patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and
- Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any
direction below shoulders.
- Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or
otherwise working with hand or hands.
- Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working
primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.Sensory
- Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging
- Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones
and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory
- Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less
and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral
vision, color vision.
- Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
- Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape,
temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.Environmental
- Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning
chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
- Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens
and other contagious illnesses.
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