APP- Wound Care- PRN

Job Number: 2201684

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital - Atlanta, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: Full-time


Description

APP- Wound Care- PRN

JOB PURPOSE:
Performs a variety of patient care activities in accordance with established standards and practice. Emphasizes health promotion as well as acute and chronic disease management. Works in conjunction with physicians to provide medical services to patients; collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations and provides direct patient care services, including physical exams, diagnoses and treatment of patients, etc. PRN coverage needed acorss the system.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Performs evaluations for new patients, sees follow up visits for additional treatment and procedures as planned. Oversees patient care by clinicians within the OP clinic for day to day patient needs.
2. Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care. Reviews
normal and abnormal diagnostic tests and takes appropriate action according to the individual’s scope of practice. Participates in research by serving as a Primary Investigator or Sub-Investigator in clinical trials and registries.
3. Takes patient histories, conducts physical examinations, and records the date in the patient’s record; writes progress notes; prepares patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings; obtains psycho social history relevant to patient care, and assumes responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients.
4. Orders and interprets laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explains necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient. Obtains written patient consents and communicates with experts and communicates with experts as needed.
5. Carries out therapeutic procedures such as cast application and removal, wound suturing and dressing changes; monitors progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintains record of each patient’s progress, consulting with supervising physician when patient’s progress does not meet anticipated and/or predetermined criteria. Frequently performs treatments/ procedures:
• Supervises daily (M-F) hyperbaric medicine treatments
• Excisional, Sharp, ultrasonic, enzymatic and chemical debridement
• Wound cultures
• Punch/ Tangential/ Excisional biopsies
• Suture/ staple removal
• Total contact casting application and removal
• Offloading techniques
• Topical and local anesthesia
• Pulsatile lavage
• Application of negative pressure
• Application of bioengineered tissues
• Gastric and ostomy lavage
• Remove/ replace g-tubes
6. Makes diagnoses and formulates a treatment plan for patients. Performs patient education on their disease state, as well as healthy living recommendations, behavior management, and need for additional medical care with primary care physician. Will perform follow up exams after procedures, hospitalizations, surgeries, etc. Collaborates for post-surgical care with specialty surgeons as needed (transplant, colorectal surgery, CV etc).
7. Coordinates orders for home health care, durable medical equipment (hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, dressings)
8. Conducts pre-surgical teaching/ marking for ostomy patients.
9. Provides clinical expertise and serves as a resource for office clinical staff in physician’s absence. Trains and teaches other healthcare providers in the specialty of wound care.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
• Skill and ability in electronic medical records applications.
• Proficiency in working as a member of a team.
• Proficiency in communicating effectively both in writing and verbally.
• Skill and ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
• Ability to understand legal issues that influence the practice of the extenders.
• Ability to lead a team maintaining professional demeanor
• Ability to build effective relationships within and outside PHC.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Disclaimer
The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with current Georgia license for Advanced Practice Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing or graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program with current license for the Georgia State Composite Board.


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
None.


MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Licensed Physician Assistant in the State of Georgia. OR Licensed for Advanced Practice Nursing (ACNP, FNP, WHNP). Updated NCCPA for PA’s required.


ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
CPR/ACLS required. - ACLS required within 6 months of hyperbaric medicine training
Completes hyperbaric medicine training within 6 months of hire
Wound care certification preferred within 2 years of hire (CWON, CWS)


Diversity & Inclusion

At Piedmont Healthcare we embrace diverse ideas, perspectives, and skills to create a collaborative workplace where the best talent wants to succeed. We celebrate differences and recognize that they allow us to care for our community.


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