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General Surgery NP

Company: Garnet Health
Location: Harris
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System's three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:

  • 601 licensed inpatient beds
  • Emergency medicine
  • Surgical services
  • Ambulatory surgery services
  • Skilled nursing unit
  • Cardiology services including emergency and elective angioplasty
  • Oncology services from diagnosis to treatment
  • Orthopedic services including joint replacements
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
  • Birthing centers
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Outpatient diagnostic imaging
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Primary, Specialty, and Urgent care practices
  • Adult day care
  • Mental health and chemical dependency programs
  • Diabetes program
  • Wound care
  • Sleep Center Services
  • Outpatient infusion services
  • Rehabilitation services including: physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Hospitalist services
  • Rape intervention and support services
  • Community screenings and support groupsResponsibilities:The Nurse Practitioners position in General Surgery is primarily focused on clinical management, favorable impact on quality of care and is responsible to oversee the total care of the General Surgery patient including physical exams and treatment of illness. Nurse Practitioners in General Surgery will function in all areas of the peri-operative environment including pre-admission, test review, PACU care, step-down unit, outpatient clinic, office practice and other areas designated. Nurse Practitioners in the General Surgery Department will use a variety of skills to educate, consult and manage the General Surgery patient population and assist the patient/family, the patient care team and physicians. They will work collaboratively with the health care team including General Surgery physicians, anesthesiologists, other physicians involved in the General surgery patient care, nurses, case management, physical and occupational therapy and with departments affecting the care of the General Surgery patient. Nurse Practitioners will act as a clinical educator working with staff on General Surgery competencies, new procedures and advanced practice skills. They will work with the Surgeons to implement necessary medical aspects of care including discharges and pain management. Nurse Practitioners in General Surgery will use these skills to affect a quality patient experience.Qualifications:Minimum Education:
    • Masters in Nursing Required with General Surgery Specialty training preferred.
    • Post-Masters Certificate -Nurse Practitioner preferred.
      Minimum Experience:
      • 1 year of experience in General Surgery settings required.Required Certification/Registration:
        • Graduate of an Accredited Nurse Practitioners Program with a preference in clinical focus on Surgery and/or Critical Care required.
        • Current A.N.P. Licensure in New York State required.
        • Successful completion and maintenance of Board Certification in Adult Nursing as a practitioner (general or specialized) from the ANCC or the AANP within one year of hire.
        • Collaborative Practice Agreement with the Medical Director of the General Surgery Program required.
        • Current BLS &/or ACLS & PALS Certifications Required. ATLS Preferred.
        • Current Opioid Prescriber Training Certificate required.
        • Current Infectious Certificate required.Physical Requirements:
          Working Conditions:
          • Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works primarily inside and may occasionally work outdoors. Frequent contact with various Garnet Health staff, sales representatives, employees and community members. May be exposed to odors, chemical agents, dust, fumes, gases, sharp objects, hazardous or moving equipment, wet slippery floors, and extremes in temperature and humidity.
          • Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs and push over 75 lbs. Other physical requirements include the ability to bend, kneel, crouch, twist, balance and reach above, out and below.
          • Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours including evenings or potentially weekends to participate in operational and community events as necessary.

Keywords: Garnet Health, Scranton , General Surgery NP, Healthcare , Harris, Pennsylvania

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