Inpatient Nurse Practitioner - Department of Surgery

General Surgery

Baltimore, MD

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Position Summary:

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, a proud member of MedStar Health, provides many medical and healthcare services to patients and is one of the top 25 community teaching hospitals in the United States. Our surgery department employs a team of highly trained surgeons and clinicians to provide patients with a plethora of surgical options, including minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery and numerous complex surgeries as well. Our surgical specialists share a common goal: creating a patient experience dedicated to superior quality, safety, satisfaction, and the best possible outcomes. The department of surgery at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has a unique opportunity for an experienced Nurse Practitioner to join our team. The qualified Nurse Practitioner will have successfully completed a first assist course and have first assist experience in general surgery. Shape your future in health care in the kind of setting that’s right for you. Become part of an organization that welcomes your experience, input and leadership—as a clinician and healthcare expert.

This Nurse Practitioner position offers you the opportunity to work alongside our expert surgeons providing exceptional patient care to our surgical patients. This is a full-time position with rotating shifts, including some on-call responsibility, one summer holiday and one winter holiday.

As a new Nurse Practitioner at MedStar Franklin Square, you can expect:

  • A competitive salary
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid malpractice insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • CME leave and CME allowance
  • Retirement plan – 403-B with % employer match

Job Summary:
Assumes total nursing care of specific patients under the direction of a physician. Follows established nursing standards, procedures  and practices. Gives specific patient care directions to nursing and other staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education/Training – Graduation from a Nurse Practitioner program approved by the Maryland State Board Examiners of Nurses. Completion of first assist Nurse Practitioner course.
  • Experience – 2 years of primary care experience. Experience in first assist.
  • License/Certification/Registration – Registration with the Maryland State Board Examiners of Nurses.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities – Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Arranges for patients' ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services.
  • Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives. Adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with hospital standards.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records. Maintains all required reports, records, statistics, etc.
  • Monitors medical condition and/or emotional stability of patient and reports changes to physician.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
  • Performs basic nursing procedures, including thermal applications, non-sterile soaks, application of simple dressing, perennial care, and running tests.
  • Prepares and maintains records of patient charges.
  • Prepares patients for scheduled procedures to assist in patient assessment.
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required, and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Provides preventive healthcare services to long-term patients and arranges consultations and referrals.
  • Writes initial nursing histories, assesses patients' conditions and develops individual care plans for patients assigned to the unit/Center.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from 3rd party recruiters/search firms.
MedStar Medical Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Why join MedStar Medical Group?

We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization that enables you to define your own future—by region, specialty or professional interest. We are also among the nation’s 10 largest medical groups, with the resources of highly respected MedStar Health behind us. We are collaborative, too. Your input and opinions concerning quality of patient care, your practice and this organization truly matter. You’ll also find balance here. We work hard, but we also value our personal lives and pursuits beyond the workplace. If you want an exciting career that is always challenging, always rewarding, apply now.

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Baltimore Metropolitan Area

Baltimore and its suburbs, as well as the surrounding rural areas, offer a unique blend of history, culture and the arts—and, of course, the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Downtown beckons you with its popular Inner Harbor, highly rated restaurants, theater, nightlife and major league sports teams. The suburbs offer a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, with excellent schools, shopping and family activities. Rural areas are accented by quiet rolling hills, lush forests and charming small towns. MedStar hospitals serving Baltimore include MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.