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Nurse Practitioner-General Surgery - San Antonio, Texas - General Surgery

Company: Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner-General Surgery - San Antonio, Texas

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package:

You will complete daily morning and afternoon rounds with teams on inpatients. In event teams finish rounds prior to beginning of tour, seeks out teams and obtains sign outs. Communicate with patients via phone inquiries, secure messaging, etc. regarding surgical issues pre and post surgery. Communicate to attending surgeons and physicians regarding general surgery patients follow up and management. Order, facilitate, and interpret laboratory tests, diagnostic studies, and for General Surgery patients to ensure timely completion. Write progress notes daily for General Surgery patients and assist teams as necessary with other progress notes. Communicate with residents, attendings, and other team members both during outpatient evaluations and inpatient care to ensure all General Surgery patients are receiving appropriate care. Independently review or complete discharge summaries on all patients on a daily basis. Conduct and document findings on health histories and physical examinations on patients seen in the General Surgery clinic. Coordinate imaging appointments, subspecialty consultation appointments and follow up visits for the patient. Provide follow-up for evaluation of outcomes of x-rays, laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures. Detect and evaluate any significant change in patient's condition and provide treatment as indicated. In conjunction with General surgeon you are responsible for postoperative care of patients, postoperative clinic evaluation and care. Prescribe, administer and evaluate patient's response to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment regimens for chronic and non-healing surgical wounds. Educate General Surgery patients on the proposed plan or care, provide and evaluate care that promotes wellness and prevents disease, injury and disability and make self available to patients by telephone and voice mail for all vascular surgery patient needs. You will care for the population served by the South Texas Veterans Health Care System including General Surgery patients ages 18-65 and 65 and older in the outpatient setting.

Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory

Work Schedule: Full time Monday-Friday; 7:30am-4:00pm or similar
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Keywords: Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, San Antonio , Nurse Practitioner-General Surgery - San Antonio, Texas - General Surgery, Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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