Nurse Practitioner - OB/GYN in Washington, DC at The GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Date Posted: 2/23/2021

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Position Summary
Under the direction of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Chair, OBGYN Generalist, and Division Physician Director, the incumbent is a registered/certified Nurse Practitioner who provides full scope of office Obstetric-Gynecologic care for The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA). Ensures safety and health of the patient and identifies the need for care. Follows established standards, procedures protocols and practices, which are developed by The George Washington University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs as an expert OBGYN practitioner and leader to participate in the care of the patient and family, consultation, education, and research. Participate as an integral member of the OBGYN generalist team, which consists of physicians and nurse practitioners. Participate in department and organizational clinical care initiatives.
  • Provides primary obstetric care in both the out-patient clinic setting and via telemedicine. Manages perinatal complications independently and in collaboration with subspecialties as indicated based on patient acuity and need. Provides routine postpartum care, incision assessments, postpartum preeclampsia diagnosis/management, and screening/treatment of postpartum depression and related mood disorders. Consults with physicians and provides referrals to subspecialties as indicated.  Perform and record history and physical examinations including breast and pelvic exams.  Perform out-patient procedures such as: endometrial biopsy, IUD placement and removal, Nexplanon placement and removal.
  • Provides high-quality gynecologic care for patients from adolescence through post menopause in both the out-patient clinic setting and via telemedicine. Conducts comprehensive health assessments and demonstrates a high level of autonomy and expert skill in the diagnosis and treatment of actual and potential health problems. Manages broad range of gynecologic conditions, including abnormal uterine bleeding, acute and recurrent vaginitis, pelvic pain, uterine fibroids and adenomyosis, dyspareunia, sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, ovulatory dysfunction, endometriosis, and postmenopausal bleeding.
  • Facilitates patient access to established community and government resources to treat and/or manage mental health conditions and significant psycho-social factors (i.e. housing, psychiatric care, substance abuse treatment) as needed. Identifies issues related to patient/family rights, assists staff and makes recommendations for change. Electronically renew appropriate medications (i.e. hormonal contraceptives, neuromodulators, NSAIDs, antifungals, etc.). Perform EMR patient messaging triage and advice for patients.
  • Coordinates the activities of health care providers and resources toward achievement of identified outcomes for individual patients. Directs the process of patient education in areas of clinical expertise.
  • Role models professional behavior and assumes a leadership role in a clinical specialty. Facilitates professional and community activities related to areas of expertise. Collaborates with staff, students and faculty to promote professional development. Role models effective problem identification and resolution skills as a method of sound decision making.
  • Assumes responsibility for own professional growth to maintain or increase competency in clinical knowledge and skills. Maintains minimum continuing education as required to maintain state licensure. Maintain current BLS certification.
  • Serves as adjunct faculty for the George Washington University School of Medicine to precept medical students in the out-patient clinic setting. Guides the development and implementation of structure, process and outcomes standards.
  • Perform all job functions in compliance with applicable federal, state, local and company policies and procedures. Adheres to the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
  • Function as a role model/educator to staff, medical students, PA students, and OBGYN residents as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education           
Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Must have graduated from a master's level state and NLN approved NP program and possess state licensure to practice in the expanded role. Current license to practice professional nursing in the District of Columbia. Must possess and maintain, or be eligible for, DC DPH Controlled Substance registration and DEA registration.
 
Experience        
Minimum of 2 years of specialty specific and/or ambulatory experience to include acute care management. Experience in ObGyn in-patient, ambulatory out-patient or both.