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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

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Observation Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist

Fairfax Medical Campus 611038 Full Time 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US
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Job Description

The Observation Unit at IFMC is an APP driven unit under close supervision of the Observation Unit Medical Directors.  The Observation Unit APP will work together with their fellow Observation Unit APPs in rounding on, admitting, and discharging Observation Unit patients. The importance of timely evaluation is critical to the success of this unit given its unique patient population and importance in maintaining throughput for the hospital.

 

**This position is a rotating Day/Night position.  Typical shifts are 3 12-hour shifts per week.  This position requires rotating weekend and holiday coverage**

 

Job Responsibilities

  • The APPs will cover both observation and inpatient status patients on the Medical Observation Unit
  • The APPs will perform frequent rounding and frequent documentation
  • The APPs will communicate with the attending physician if there is a change in patient status
  • The APPs will enter timely discharges including use of conditional discharge orders to facilitate throughput
  • The APPs are responsible for completion of a history and physical note, admission orders, and to call the attending physician to discuss the patient and plan of care
  • Overnight coverage can include Admissions, Discharges, and Cross-cover for the unit

 

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited NP or PA program
  • Board certified (ACNP or NCCPA certification)
  • BLS
  • Virginia License
  • DEA