General Surgery APP (PA or NP) -Inova Fair Oaks Hospital- Day/Night Rotating

Fairfax, Virginia
Sep 30, 2023
Nov 29, 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Respond to emergent/urgent care needs for hospitalized patients within scope of practice
    • Provide first response coverage while on duty
  • Perform initial assessment of general surgery consults, report findings and implement a treatment plan with the appropriate general surgery attending physician, as necessary
    • Elicit a detailed health history and a perform physical examination
    • Admit patients to the service
    • Order and expedite any necessary diagnostic studies, initiate necessary consultations, provide preoperative risk assessment, and post patients for surgery and other procedures
  • Perform general surgery bedside procedures as requested on admitted and emergency department/observation patients within scope of practice
    • Irrigation and debridement of open wounds
    • Application of simple and complex wound dressings and coverages
    • Management of drains
  • Perform daily assessments of all patients
  • Assist in appropriate discharge disposition
  • Document patient encounters, both initial and subsequent visits
  • Communicate effectively with the attending physician and other caregivers
  • Participate in morning report and sign out sessions
  • Actively participate in special projects as deemed necessary by the Chief of General Surgery and Lead APP.
  • Review and assist with the development and implementation of policies, protocols, guidelines, and procedures related to general surgery care and systemwide initiatives as directed
  • Demonstrate compliance with systemwide and departmental policies, procedures, and mandatory education requirements
  • Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established department safety rules and practices; report to appropriate persons any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients or visitors
  • Consistently behave as a lifelong learner, applying and integrating new knowledge and skills


  • Completion of a master's degree program as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or completion of a Physician Assistant program.
  • Surgical or inpatient experience preferred.
  • License or license eligible in the state of Virginia
  • DEA
  • BLS
ACLS preferred