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Lead Advanced Practitioner (Urogynecology), Oxon Hill, Maryland

CategoryHealth Care General
CountryUnited States
CityOxon Hill
What You Will Do:

University of Maryland Capital Region Health is an integrated not-for-profit, a community-owned organization comprised of two hospitals and several other healthcare facilities providing comprehensive, quality healthcare services to the residents of Prince George's County, Maryland, and surrounding areas. Both hospitals within the University of Maryland Capital Region Health have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report. University of Maryland Capital Region Health is the largest healthcare system headquartered in Prince George's County. Facilities: Bowie Health Campus, Family Health and Wellness Center, Glenridge Medical Center, Laurel Regional Hospital, and Prince George's Hospital Center. Mission: To provide comprehensive health care of the highest quality to residents and others who use our services while strengthening our relationship with universities, research, and healthcare organizations to ensure best-in-class patient care. UMMS Capital Region Medical Center, our brand new, state-of-the-art, full-service acute care hospital, located in Largo, Maryland opened in June 2021.

UM, Capital Region,
a member of the University of Maryland Medical System is looking for a Lead Advanced Practitioner, Urogynecology & MIG Surgical-Ambulatory to meet increasing clinical demand at UM Prince George's Hospital Center located in its new State of The Art Facility in Largo, MD.

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Department Director and in accordance with licensed privileges, the Lead AP performs direct patient care, leads other clinical staff, and provides administrative and management functions in support of the delivery of urogynecological and related surgical services.

Job Duties:
  • Organizes and plans preoperative assessment and post-operative management of patient care. Recognizes when to refer patient to a physician or other health care provider.
  • Performs complete history and physical on MINOR/preoperative patients and notifies physicians of any potential problems. Consults with physician(s) concerning patient evaluations. Refers complex patient care problems to a physician for assessment and advice. Keeps physician(s) and director informed as is appropriate of needs and problems related to patient care.
  • Requisitions and interprets diagnostic laboratory tests and x-ray examinations when appropriate.
  • Counsels individual patients regarding exam findings, abnormal lab results, the appropriate follow-up, any implications for personal health and the impact on job performance. Guides patients in nutrition, common and non-routine illnesses, and accident-related injury.
  • Participates in formal and informal patient teaching activities aimed at promoting positive health practices and an understanding of the individual's medical problems.
  • Follows up patient visits as necessary - i.e. calls to other providers, arranging other treatments, following up on treatment plan.
  • Performs/administers medical care specific to the department and conducts in-person and telephonic Follow-ups.
  • Conducts Post Surgical visits
  • Returns patients calls to answer their questions or concerns
  • Medication refills and Prior Authorizations, follows up on refill requests from patients or pharmacy
  • Lab results follow up - review of results, informing patient, ordering treatments and follow up as necessary

  • What You Need to Be Successful:

    Current Maryland license in good standing as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician. National Certification within respective area of responsibility. NPI, DEA, and CDS are required. Basic Life Support-Health Care Provider(BLS-HCP) Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) required. Completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant program and appropriate certification including approved attestation on file at the appropriate Maryland Board.

    5 to 7 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant of progressively more responsible job-related direct patient care experience with a minimum of 4 years as an NP and 2 years as an NP and 2 years in a senior, lead, or supervisory including some experience in a hospital setting.

    Other Required Attributes 1. Demonstrated ability to promote professionalism through involvement in professional organizations, teaching, research, publishing, and/or certification in area of specialty. 2. Ability to demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age-specific needs. 3. Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are required to interact with patient families, departmental units, medical and nursing staff on all essential matters. Demonstrated/documented effective interpersonal skills. 4. Maintains updated hospital safety and other mandatory training. 5. Maintains updated immunizations as recommended per practice area. 6. Maintains all licensure, certification and credentialing, and competencies required to perform the job and maintain clinical appointment.

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    EmployerUniversity of Maryland Medical Center