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Virginia Mason Medical Nurse Practitioner - General and Bariatric Surgery - Federal Way in Federal Way, Washington

JOB DESCRIPTION Job Number: 212078 Department: VM Federal Way - Gen Surgery Hours: 40 hoursVirginia Mason Medical Center is recruiting a full-time Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) to join our General and Bariatric Surgery team in Federal Way. Position highlightsOur Advanced Practice Providers are vital members of our General Surgery group and our MBSAQIP-accredited Bariatric Surgery Comprehensive Center of Excellence. The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for providing services both independently and collaboratively. There is the opportunity for a high level of autonomy as you build your clinical practice. Your practice would include initial consultations in both general and bariatric surgery, oversight of multidisciplinary preoperative evaluations, and ensuring high quality continuity of care after surgery. * Provide consultations for patients interested in pursuing bariatric surgery* Coordinate and monitor patients as they progress through bariatric surgery evaluations* Collaborate with dieticians, mental health professionals, and physicians to provide the best care for our patients* Routine evaluation of post-operative patients and management of complications as necessary* Perform office-based procedures as experience and desire allows* Assist with bariatric surgery support groups 1-2 times per year* Participate in the development and maintenance of patient management algorithms* Participate in quality improvement initiativesQualifications:Nurse PractitionerWashington State Registered Nurse License and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License are required for this job. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers may be required depending on the position, as well as prescriptive authority. Advanced background in nursing; an understanding of anatomy, physiology, histology, and pharmacology; and strong interpersonal and counseling skills.Certification by specialty area as well as work experience in specialty area may be required, depending on the position.Team Details The General Surgery team is proud to be named one of America's Best Hospitals for General Surgery Care by Healthgrades for the . Our Bariatric Surgery Program is an accredited Comprehensive Center of Excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) since 2006. We have a robust program with high level support from the organization to provide best practices to help our patients manage their obesity which is a major population health issue. About Virginia MasonVirginia Mason, established in 1920 in Seattle, WA, is internationally recognized as a preeminent health care organization focused on delivering quality services to our patients. We have a 336-bed hospital in Seattle and multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 450 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best practices and a model that is the benchmark for other medical organizations. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters-your patients. Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Virginia MasonWe commit to fostering an equitable, diverse and intentionally inclusive environment - we strive for all to feel valued, respected and that they belong. Our unique life experiences and backgrounds make our patient care extraordinary.