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Nurse Practitioner- ICCCB

2740 Prosperity 619779 Full Time 2740 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax, VA, 22031, US
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Job Description

Inova Cares Clinic for Community Bridging (ICCCB) is under Inova’s Community Health Services Division and is a part of Inova’s commitment to support care to patients regardless of their ability to pay.  ICCCB is a comprehensive program designed to support medically vulnerable patients with a recent Inova hospitalization or ED visit to ensure quality transitions of care outcomes and support the ambulatory physician community in managing this challenging population after discharge.  The ICCCB clinics are post-acute clinics that provide immediate attention to medically complex patients who require intensive follow-up care.  Patients are provided appointments to ensure that all hospital discharge instructions, medication reconciliation and symptoms have been stabilized and resolved prior to transitioning back to their PCP or to a long-term medical home.  Clinic services also include disease and medication education, prescription assistance, case management support and community resource connection.   This position will serve the Leesburg clinic location and is a Monday-Friday position with Inova recognized holidays off.

As a Nurse Practitioner, you will provide safe and therapeutic care in a holistic and systemic way to include the assessment and overall management of care for a specified patient population under the supervision of a Medical Doctor. To help achieve our mission, you will exercise independent judgement in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of medical processes and procedures in accordance with the Nurse Practitioner licensure regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia and as delineated in the written Scope of Practice/Protocol for Nurse Practitioners. Your ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with others while demonstrating respect for and an understanding of other clinical disciplines through the use of integrated approaches to achieve desired patient outcomes is of vital importance. Utilizing evidenced based standards, guidelines and protocols for care delivery while incorporating data and information to continuously improve care and practice is required. Providing direction and guidance to others regarding practice while serving as a resource and mentor is expected.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as a mentor for team members and facilitates the understanding of the role of the Nurse Practitioner for other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrate expertise regarding specialized Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) care including assessment, treatment, opportunistic illnesses and HIV related illnesses and co-morbidities. Assumes clinical management for specific HIV patient population in collaboration with physicians in practice.
  • Communicates effectively with community partners and collaborating organizations to provide comprehensive medical services to medically and socially complex patient populations.
  • Acts as a leader in the quality improvement process while assisting in the development and revision of standards for patient populations and integrating evidence based research findings into clinical practice.
  • Performs and documents comprehensive physical/psychological exams of patients to identify priority care needs. Obtains and documents a detailed history, identifies patients at physiologic and/or psychological risk and prioritizes data based on immediate condition and needs.
  • Facilitates the assessment of patients learning needs and outcomes measures of patient education.
  • Assists in the development and revision of standards for patient populations by incorporating an interdisciplinary approach and utilizing best practices and research findings.
  • Recognizes behaviors that impact the team function and implements strategies to optimize teamwork while serving as a mentor for team members.

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