Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VAHCS) is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. The Vascular Surgery Service at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center provides comprehensive vascular care, exploring different diagnostic and treatment options to treat and manage vascular problems, from peripheral arterial disease to aneurysmal disease. Vascular surgery providers work with each patient to design an individualized care management plan, from routine testing to the most advanced diagnosis and treatment for veterans of all ages. Role: The Physician Assistant-Certified, (PA-C) is a licensed practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the perioperative patient in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and PA-C standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status) The Vascular Surgery PA-C will report clinically to the Chief of Vascular Surgery and administratively to the Specialty Care Clinical Senior APP, Clinical Practice manager. Working closely with the physicians, this individual will participate in the medical and perioperative management of Vascular surgery patients. Responsibilities: - Work closely with the Vascular Surgery physicians to provide high-quality, comprehensive patient care. - Assist staff surgeons in Operating Room as assigned. - Evaluate and manage common vascular diseases in the outpatient clinic and inpatient settings. - Meet regularly with Vascular physicians to review vascular imaging and diagnostic results. - See new patients of the practice for first evaluation and discussion of treatment options. - Appropriately triage Vascular surgery consults, consistently identifying urgent/emergent consults. - Assist with guiding patients through the surgical process. - Review perioperative course with patients in advance of surgery at the MVAMC, including cardiac testing, imaging, etc.), timing of surgery, anesthesia evaluation, preoperative lab testing and follow up, anticipated hospital course, prescription information. - Follow patients after discharge and evaluate and manage the recovery period, including postoperative complications. - Track abnormal lab results to confirm that patient has had appropriate follow-up as ordered in the patient's plan of care. - Triage patient phone calls and making follow-up clinically related calls. Respond to Vascular surgery patient calls and secure messaging (My Health-E Vet). - Actively participate in process improvement activities. - Function as a team member, providing backup coverage when required. - Be available as a resource for vascular health questions for non-Vascular surgery providers. - Miscellaneous duties as assigned. Position Requirements: Must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, Master's degree preferred. Must have current state PA-C license and DEA and must maintain and renew when necessary. Preferred: Current provider card in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). - Eager to learn, master, and apply new skills - Excellent organizational abilities and computer skills Excellent communication skills - Ability to be a team player in a busy environment Work Schedule: Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.