Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 613525300
Scope of Practice in Otolaryngology The Scope of Practice of all physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the field of otolaryngology include the care of patients with conditions involving the head and neck to include the ear, nose and throat and related areas. This position works within the ENT section and its' otolaryngologists to provide clinic, hospital and emergency room care. Please note that you will be able to negotiate your work location from the locations listed if selected. Role Responsibilities and Accountabilities: The PA and NP will be in daily contact with his/her supervising physician with regard to patient care activities. Both will be trained to work within their level of ability to render basic and mid level services to the otolaryngologic patient with ability to consult the attending otolaryngology for conditions that require expert care. Care is to be provided to veterans of the following wars: - WW ll (12/8/41 - 8/14/45); - Persian Gulf (Desert Shield/Storm (8/2/90 - 2/28/91); - Korea (6/25/50 - 7/27/53); - Iraq (OEF/OIF/OND 3/20/03 - 15/15/11); - Viet Nam (1959 - 4/30/75); and - Afghanistan War 10/7/01 - present). . E. Duties and Responsibilities Evaluation of otolaryngology patients in outpatient and inpatient settings including emergency department for management of otolaryngologic medical issues. Duties include, but not limited to, the following: Evaluating otolaryngology patients in an outpatient setting; making appropriate referrals/consults, follow-ups, and treatment plans. Initial and interim histories and physical examinations on assigned outpatients and/or inpatients, as well as daily physical assessments on general otolaryngology inpatients. Follows acute and chronic physical health problems in the outpatient setting by providing ongoing comprehensive monitoring of these issues and some follow-up on otolaryngology symptoms; provides medication management; orders routine laboratory, radiologic and diagnostic tests on assigned patients; and provides medication adjustments for physical problems. Writes consults, general progress notes and discharge summaries, when appropriate. Provides patient education; and applies currently accepted preventive health care measures to patients and/or their families. Initiates Basic Life Support in accordance with current BLS standards, to include automatic defibrillation in life threatening situations. Demonstrates working practices that include adherence to confidentiality, privacy, security, safety, and Infection Control standards along with safe use and operation of equipment. Work Schedule: 0800-1630, Monday thru Friday Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.