Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The position is located at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), assigned to the Surgery Service reporting to the Chief of Surgery. Urology is a subspecialty of surgery that concerns itself with disorders of the genitourinary tract, including the adrenal gland. Urologists admit and treat patients presenting with illness or injury to the genitourinary tract, including the genitailia, bladder, prostate, and kidneys. It is important that Urologists possess an in-depth knowledge of the diagnosis, prevention, and medical/surgical therapy of urologic diseases. In addition, Urologists should be educated in the use of new technological, investigative, and therapeutic methods. Duties: May perform at a minimum 80% of his/her time in a face to face clinical role Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of a systematic assessment of clinical, administrative and research practices in support of urologic care. Reviews medical charts of patients identified Peer Review; discuss cases/medical charts with physicians when needed/required. Promotes quality in clinical practice by collaborating with Providers, Clinical Programs, Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams, Care Lines/Services and/or committees. Ensures that initial and ongoing assessments of patients to identify needs, issues, resources and care goals are provided, in a timely manner. Ensures that care-related goals (both short and long term) and patient outcomes are identified by the requesting provider, patient, and family/significant other. Analyzes and evaluates the clinical contents of medical records and associated documents, in terms of the quality and appropriateness of clinical care issues, such as adherence to, or deviation from accepted referral/consultation guidelines, standards and/or procedures. Makes determinations of medical necessity and documents approval or denial of referral/consultation requests for Urologic care with supporting data and rationale in the electronic medical record. Complete and sign all required documentation H&P, Operative reports, Discharge Summary, Encounters, and progress notes within the 24-hour requirement. Adheres to Provider Order Entry (POE). Timely documentation as a basic component of evaluation for all clinicians. Clinicians supervising residents ensure proper documentation occurs and counter signs in timely manner. Monitors specific clinical activities for compliance with VA policies, assuring that findings are utilized to modify and/or improve their performance and to facilitate the accomplishments of their goals and objectives. Ensures coordination of interactions between VASNHS referring providers. Keeps referring provider aware of identified patient care issues, family concerns.
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