Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 607751
Clinical Practice & Management of Care: Provides safe therapeutic care in holistic and systemic way to include the assessment and overall management of care for a specified patient population under the supervision of an MD. Exercises independent judgement in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of medical processes and procedures in accordance with the nurse practitioner licensure regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and as delineated in the written Scope of Practice/Protocol for Nurse Practitioner. Teamwork: Communicates effectively and works collaboratively with others. Demonstrates respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines and uses an integrated approach to achieve desired patient outcomes. Evidence-based/Best Practice: Utilizes evidenced-based standards, guidelines, and protocols for care delivery. Incorporates data and information to continuously improve care and practice. Professional Development: Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice, serves as a resource, and mentor. Leadership skills demonstrated in decision making and problem solving.
Clinical Practice & Case Management: Demonstrate expertise regarding specialized HIV care including assessment, treatment, opportunistic illnesses and HIV related illnesses and co-morbidities.
Performs and documents comprehensive physical and psychological exam of patients to identify priority care needs.
Obtains and documents a detailed history, identifies patients at physiologic and or psychological risk, and prioritizes data based on immediate condition and needs.
Practices in accordance with safe and effective standards of care and ensures compliance with professional and ethical standards of practice.
Performs procedures as delineated in Scope of Practice/Protocol and as necessary to implement plan of care based on care standards and/or protocols.
Develops differential diagnosis and plan of care based on data collection and revises based on physiologic and psychosocial findings.
Orders appropriate tests, treatments, medications (if appropriate), and consults.
Interprets and synthesizes laboratory, imaging, and other pertinent data.
Reviews patient plan of care with interdisciplinary team and with the patient and family.
Provides patient and family education. Evaluates and documents patient's response to care, and evaluates impact of illness on individual's health status, functional status, nutritional status, sleep and rest patterns, family, and social relationships, and establishes a health promotion strategy.
Assumes clinical management for specific (HIV) patient population in collaboration with physicians in practice.
Documents in the medical record per standards.
Reviews medical record documentation with physician supervisor.
Assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of outcomes are specific to patients with HIV disease.
Incorporated into plan is consideration regarding multiple medical diagnosis, mental health diagnosis and psychosocial complexities.
Teamwork: Communicates effectively with community partners and collaborating organizations to provide comprehensive medical services to medically and socially complex patient populations.
Facilitates communication among departments to ensure continuity of care and establishes collegial relationships with physicians and other health care providers.
Serves as a change agent by implementing practice initiatives.
Coordinates patient care activities to maximize patient outcomes.
Facilitates the assessment of patients learning needs and outcomes measures of patient education, access resources from all disciplines to achieve patient outcomes.
Acts a primary resource to patient care team. Identifies, provides, develops, and maintains learning resources for patient care team.
Evidence-based/Best Practice: Leader in the quality improvement process. Assists in the development and revision of standards for patient populations and integrates evidence-based research findings into clinical practice.
Participates in professional organization(s).
Participates in quality improvement initiatives and assists with process and protocol development and revision based on research and evidence of effectiveness.
Participates in clinical research and data collection and assists in projects and planning for continual development of respective specialty.
Develops/revises patient education programs and evaluates effectiveness of learning.
Recognizes trends in patient populations, explores alternatives to care and assist in the revision of standards, guidelines and or protocols.
Analyzes practices that contribute to variance, draws conclusions from aggregate data, identifies resources to assist in variance analysis and assist with drawing conclusions from aggregate data.
Assists in the development and revision of standards for patient populations incorporating a interdisciplinary approach and utilizing best practices and research findings.
Professional Development: Recognizes behaviors that impact the team function and implements strategies to optimize teamwork; serves as a mentor for team members and facilitates the understanding of the role of the Nurse Practitioner for other health care providers.
Recognizes behaviors that impact the team function and implements strategies to optimize teamwork; serves as a mentor for team members.
Seeks leadership opportunities and facilitates leadership development among colleagues.
Seeks leadership opportunities, facilitates leadership development among colleagues.
Collaborates in the development and implementation of educational plan for identified needs.
Identifies ongoing educational needs and actively participates in educational programs to enhance knowledge and skill base.
Provides formal and informal educational programs to improve staff clinical and professional knowledge.
Reviews self-development plan and professional goals; seeks new knowledge toward the progression of professional goals.
Demonstrates evidence of self-development by participating in educational programs.
Maintains certification(s) and licensure(s), including DEA license (if applicable).
Maintains current knowledge of, and adherence to, state and federal regulations governing the practice of nurse practitioners.
Provides educational programs to advance performance levels of staff.
Maintains current knowledge of HIV disease and related co-morbid conditions as well as knowledge related to caring for populations with multiple chronic medical conditions and psychosocial complexities.
Inova Medical Group is a team of talented and experienced physicians employed by Inova, providing world-class healthcare for the Northern Virginia and greater Washington, DC metro area. More than 400 physicians – experts in primary care medicine and adult specialties – are located throughout the region. Our physicians work together with Inova's extensive network of hospitals and outpatient facilities.