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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Neurosurgery Spine- FT Days- VUMC

Vanderbilt Health
Nashville, Tennessee , United States
8 days ago

Description

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Neurosurgery Spine - FT Days

The nurse practitioner (NP)/ physician assistant (PA) within the acute care hospital setting works in collaboration with the orthopedic and neurosurgical spine team. The NP/PA is an integral member of a multidisciplinary health care team. The NP/PA functions primarily as a spine hospitalist in an inpatient setting, managing the care of acute and complex surgical spine patients. The NP/PA is on a service aligned team managing the patient care from admission to discharge. The NP/PA has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice/education and provides an environment of safe quality care. The NP/PA demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation.

Full-time Dayshift Position 6a-6:30p (two weekends per month required)

Preferred not required: NP/PA with 1year hospitalist experience and/or spine experience, or a recent NP graduate with RN bedside experience.

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Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) Nursing and <1 year relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Registered Nurse Required
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Within 3 months


Additional Qualification Information:

  • 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 objects.


Movement

  • 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 assistive device.
  • 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 moving.
  • 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 or toward.
  • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
  • 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 written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • 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 Conditions

  • 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.


Job Information

  • Job ID: 60930306
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee , United States
  • Position Title: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Neurosurgery Spine- FT Days- VUMC
  • Company Name: Vanderbilt Health
  • Job Function: Registered Nurse

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