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Nurse Practitioner - Urology

Company: Westmed Medical Group
Location: White Plains
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Job Description:

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Westmed Medical Group is currently recruiting for an experienced Nurse Practitioner for our Urology team. This role will work collaboratively with two urologists in both the office and hospital settings to provide high quality care. Our Urology department has locations in White Plains, Purchase, Rye & Ridge Hill/Yonkers. Experience in urology is required for this position. Position schedule is Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm plus on-call schedule. The Nurse Practitioner is expected to take call with the attending physician who is on call. Anticipated call scheduled is one weekend (Saturday & Sunday) every 6 weeks.

The nurse practitioner (NP) provides general medical care and treatment to Westmed patients. This is done in direct collaboration with a licensed physician, and in accordance with an approved written practice agreement and guidelines. Services provided by the NP will include health maintenance, management of acute/episodic illnesses and management of stable chronic illnesses.

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities:

Primary urology office responsibilities:

* Obtaining a history and performing a physical exam
* Ordering lab and imaging studies
* Coordinating care with patients, their families and other care providers and helping to follow up with lab results and phone calls.
* Office procedures and diagnostic testing performed by the Nurse Practitioner include urodynamics, urocuff, biofeedback, pelvic floor electrical stimulation, urinary catheter placements and changes, bladder instillations, posterior tibial nerve stimulation, prostate and bladder ultrasound, teaching penile injections, instructing self-catheterization and pessary fitting and routine pessary care.

Further responsibilities in the hospital:

* Placement and changing of foley catheters and suprapubic tubes, clot irrigation and management of continuous bladder irrigation, administration of bladder medications including bcg and mitomicin, penile injection for priapism, wound care including debridement and incision and drainage of small abscesses, meatal dilation, reduction of paraphimosis and removal of drains, staples or sutures.

Additional general responsibilities:

* Provides clinical services and develops and implements plan of care in conjunction with collaborating physician(s).
* Obtains patient medical history and performs physical examinations and preventative health measures within prescribed guidelines.
* Initiates necessary laboratory and diagnostic tests. Interprets laboratory and test results.
* Confers with collaborating physician(s), nursing staff and/or other care providers to ensure optimum quality of patient care, and to prepare a comprehensive patient care plan. Refers to appropriate physician(s) for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a NP's scope of practice.
* Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans. Obtains consultations and/or referrals as appropriate. Ensures all follow-up appointments are completed on a timely basis.
* Responds to patient inquiries, answers questions and refers questions to physician(s) as appropriate.
* Documents all patient care services in the electronic medical record.
* Provides health education counseling to patients and families as appropriate; and supports programs for patients and their families. Answers questions about condition and treatment plan.
* Participates in and supports performance improvement and risk management activities.
* Completes required continuous training and education, including practice specific requirements. Demonstrates professional work behavior and complies with organizational policies and procedures and federal and state requirements.
* Establishes and maintains patient educational materials;
* Works closely with physicians and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care.
* Respects and protects the patient's rights to confidentiality and privacy and discloses information only for the professional purposes which are in the patient's best interests with full consideration of their legal rights. Displays a positive attitude when interacting with physician's office staff, physicians and fellow employees of the office.

Required Qualifications:

* Master's degree and successful completion of accredited nurse practitioner program
* Current licensure as Nurse Practitioner by state of New York or Connecticut
* Board certification
* Work experience in the specialty of urology
* Current BLS and ACLS certification
* Knowledge of medical procedures and guidelines concerning assessment, treatment, and recovery
* Ability to work collaboratively within a clinical team
* Demonstrated professional competence and integrity and ethical conduct of practice
* Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and effective conflict resolution skills
* Patient focused and committed to providing outstanding and compassionate care and service to all patients
* Demonstrated commitment to WMG mission, vision and values
* Strong computer skills and EMR knowledge

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Company Overview

Westmed Medical Group is a large, award-winning multi-specialty medical practice, with headquarters in Purchase, NY. It is staffed by a team of over 500 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers who are dedicated to providing coordinated, efficient and the highest quality of patient care at its 13 locations in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT. The practice, known for its one-stop-shopping medical experience for patients, uses state-of-the-art systems and has a national reputation for measured healthcare excellence. Westmed offers 60+ medical specialties and currently has over 1,000 employees. Our mission is to be your trusted partner in comprehensive, lifelong care. The foundation for service excellence at Westmed Medical Group starts with the patient experience and focusing on the complete total care of our patients. Westmed is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Medical Home, the highest achievable level. Westmed has been one of 480 Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) nationwide since 2012, and was ranked a Fortune 2017 Best Workplaces in Healthcare and in New York State.

Here at Westmed Medical Group, we look for individuals who are interested in and seek a challenging, growth-oriented, dynamic and friendly environment. Individuals with a strong work ethic along with a caring personality are who we find to be most successful here, fitting into our not so basic mantra of simply being Smart" & Nice". Our organization is constantly looking to bring on like-minded people who have a genuine interest in helping people and possess an intellectual curiosity to try and do things better and more efficiently. We strive to bring out the best in all of our team members and provide individuals with the support they need to achieve their career aspirations while providing the best quality care to our patients.

We provide a modern office environment, state-of-the-art equipment and technology as well as competitive benefits and salary. Our benefits include medical, dental, free copays for employees who see Westmed physicians, discounted vision glasses, life insurance, AD&D insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401k and profit sharing, flexible spending plans, and more. Westmed Medical Group has also been GreatRated! as a Great Place to Work, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or militar Video: Westmed Medical Group VideoWestmed Medical Group is currently recruiting for an experienced Nurse Practitioner for our Urology team...

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