Advanced Practice Clinician - PA, Vascular Surgery

  • Location: Winchester, VA
  • Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Job Description

Job Summary
Professional responsibilities for this position include approximately 40% inpatient care, 40% OR, and 20% outpatient clinic. This position provides perioperative care to vascular surgery patients in the ICU, stepdown, and regular surgical floor settings in close collaboration with the surgeons. This includes daily hospital rounds, admission H&Ps, discharges, and consults. APCs first-assist in all vascular surgical cases, including those in the hybrid OR. The surgeons perform a wide range of vascular surgeries, including EVAR (including fenestrated, snorkel, and chimney techniques), TEVAR, open aneurysm repair, CEA, TCAR (transcarotid artery revascularization), lower extremity bypasses, dialysis access, amputations, vascular traumas and emergencies, as well as endovascular procedures for arterial and venous diseases. The Vascular Surgery APC acts as the liaison between the surgeons, consultants, hospital staff, and patients to ensure continuity and highest quality patient care. The APC would need to have a team-focused mindset and excellent communication and collaboration skills. There is a 1:4 weekend and night call responsibility, with no in-house call.

PA must be a graduate of a program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistant Programs (ARC-PA) OR graduate of a nationally accredited school of nursing with Bachelors in Nursing and Masters Degree in Advanced Practice Nursing.

A minimum of two (2) years of experience in vascular surgery is preferred, but other candidates will be considered based on training and background.
Experience with open vein harvest and/or endovascular vein harvest (EVH) in preferred, but not required.

Certification & Licensures
PA board certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) OR
NP board certified as an Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care and RNFA certification.
Possesses and maintains an unrestricted license to practice as a PA or an NP in Virginia and West Virginia.
Possesses and maintains an unrestricted DEA license to prescribe in Virginia

Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart Healthcare Provider (HCP) - AHA approved
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.

Must be thoroughly familiar with the principles and practice of a surgical PA/NP. Must have a general knowledge of the operation and administration of a medical office.
Must possess excellent surgical skills as well as well-developed interpersonal skills to work smoothly and productively with patients as well as administrative, nursing and physician staff
Maintenance of continuing education required by Virginia Board of Medicine
Must be able to perform activities that involve an independent evaluation or treatment of a patients medical condition
Must be willing to receive additional training, as needed, and remain current on the skills necessary for the performance of required duties.
The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status, and interpret the appropriate information needed in order to provide care for the age group of patients served
Knowledgeable in the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological stages of human growth and development.
Maintains and provides proof of CME requirements as put forth by the Virginia Board of Medicine


Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police and/or WV State Background and Fingerprinting (WV Cares) (applicable state)
3rd party Background Check

Physical Demands
16 B Advanced Practice Clinician

FLSA Classification

Employment Type

  • Full-Time (Primarily Day Shifts)

Valley Health System

1840 Amherst Street
Winchester , VA 22601

Opened: 1994

Phone: (540) 536-5318

Fax: (540) 536-5318



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