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The Orthopedic Surgery Department at the VA Portland Health Care section of Operative Care Division, situated in Portland, OR, is seeking a dynamic Nurse Practitioner for the position in Orthopedic Surgery. The patient population ranges from adult to geriatrics. The Incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each Veterans medical need. Enjoy an equalitarian work schedule, competitive compensation, benefits package and collaborative work environment. At least one year of clinical experience, characterized by strong history and physical assessment assignments. The NP candidate must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.

Duties: The Orthopedics Nurse Practitioner (NP) practices in the Orthopedic Clinic, in the Operative Care Division in Portland, Oregon. The Orthopedic NP is an independent member of the Medical Staff, with delineated clinical privileges. The NP in Orthopedics is a member of an interdisciplinary team providing medical services to patients in need of Orthopedic care. The responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following: Performs simple laceration suturing; venipuncture; arterio-puncture; urinary catherization; suture removal; administration of IV fluids; administration of intramuscular, subcutaneous and intradermal injections; administers local nerve blocks; arthrocentesis, and joint injections; cleansing and debridement of wounds as needed. Works with or in the absence of the Orthopedic Cast Technician, to include: application and removal of plaster and fiberglass casts; treatment by alignment and immobilization of non-displaced and minimally displaced fractures of the extremities; and fitting orthopedic appliances, i.e. braces, splints and assistive devices. Responsible for initial screening of patients in outpatient clinics; screenings may include history, physical exams, ordering and reviewing laboratory tests and x-rays, electrocardiograms, and other routine diagnostic tests. Additional responsibilities include: takes an active role in interdisciplinary care coordination, communicates relevant patient data. Formulates, initiates and facilitates communication with personnel responsible for patient's hospital and clinic services and acts as a consultant to nursing and medical staff. The NP will be available for assisting in the operating room as possible.

VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is a 277-bed facility serving more than 85,000 unique Veterans and 880,000 outpatient Veteran visits each year in Oregon and Southwest Washington. VAPORHCS consists of the main tertiary care medical center overlooking the city of Portland, the Vancouver Campus in Vancouver, Wash., and ten outpatient clinics across Central and Northwest Oregon. VAPORHCS provides a full continuum of inpatient, outpatient, long-term, and emergent care. VAPORHCS is proud to host 12 national-level Centers of Excellence leading research efforts from mental illness to Parkinsons, Epilepsy to auditory research, and others. VAPORHCS is connected to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) both physically and through partnerships in shared research endeavors, the training of healthcare professionals, and the use of shared staff including scientists, clinician-educators, and clinician-researchers.
Portland is the Pacific Northwests second largest urban center with world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city is located less than two hours from the beautiful Oregon coast, and an hour from Mt. Hood and The Gorge. Views from the city, and especially the VAPORHCS which sits atop a hill overlooking downtown, include Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and on a clear day 3 more mountain peaks as well as the Cascade Mountain Range. Portlanders are famously fond of the outdoors, fresh local cuisine, and great coffee. Portland truly offers something for everyone.
VA Physician Assistant Benefits
Practice evidence based medicine without the hassle of high malpractice premiums and associated overhead costs!

Practice evidence based medicine without the hassle of high malpractice premiums and associated overhead costs!
Utilize the most sophisticated Integrated Electronic Medical Records network with centralized patient registration and billing
Enjoy a competitive salary, 26 vacation days, 10 federal holidays, and 13 sick days annually
A comprehensive Federal Benefits package including malpractice, life, health, 401K, CME, etc.
An unmatched work/life balance and very high quality personal and professional life!
Globally connected, innovative and culturally rich, Portland boasts a population of approximately 590,000 making it the 3rd most populous city in the Pacific Northwest. Considered one of the most eco- friendly cities in the U.S., the City of Roses is marked by warm, dry summers and rainy but mild winters. Heralded as one of Americas top places to live, Portland offers a host of sports & entertainment, outdoor recreation, housing, and family-friendly cultural options.
For more information and consideration, contact Hank Laguatan, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, today!

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), under the Department of Veterans Affairs, serves the needs of America's Veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services. To accomplish this mission, VHA strives to be a comprehensive, integrated health care system that provides excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research. Join VA -The Best Care-The Best Careers.

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