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Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner

Company: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner - FT - ICU Hospitalist - Edinburg, Texas

Position at DHR Health

POSITION SUMMARY:The Critical Care Physician Assistant (CCPA) is a member of the intensive care team and his/her primary responsibility is the management of a caseload of critically ill complex (multi-organ) patients in an intensive care setting. The CCPA is under the direct supervision of the ICU supervising physician or designated back-up physicians. The CCPA has specialized skill and knowledge related to the unique ICU setting in which s/he practices and performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts approved diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, and provides direct patient care services in a specific ICU or step-down unit. The CCPA contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, consulting, and provides leadership to the organization and to the Physician Assistant profession.--POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Physician Assistant Bachelors degree required;
  • Master's prepared Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant preferred
  • Licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of Texas
  • National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA) certification is required.
  • BLS, ACLS required.--
    • Must demonstrate and maintain all credentialing and licensing requirements of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and The Texas Medical Board.
    • Computer skills required with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills required.
    • Some evening or weekend work will be required
    • Bilingual - English/Spanish.--JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE--:
      • Three (3) years as a Physician Assistant in a critical care setting required.
      • Two (2) years Critical Care or Trauma/Emergency or Neuro Critical Care experience required.
      • Skill in establishing a balanced perspective on mission effectiveness and business results is critical.
      • Knowledge of State, Federal, and JCAHO regulations.--RESPONSIBILITES:
        • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices.
        • Provide direct clinical services for critically ill neonates, pediatric, and/or adult patients with multi-organ trauma or multi-system disease / failure, according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based clinical practice standards under the supervision of the ICU supervising physician.
        • Obtain patient health histories and complete physical examinations. Document findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings.
        • Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests. Explain the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of procedure (s) to patients, patient's family, staff, and healthcare learners.
        • Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient's clinical status. Document patient preparation and response to procedure(s).
        • Formulate and implement treatment plan for acute illness management in collaboration with the designated primary supervising physician and/or attending back-up physician(s). Document in medical records and appropriate narrative summaries. Utilize prescriptive privileges as allowed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. Document all prescriptions in patient's medical record.
        • Assess patient for change in status and institute appropriate interventions. Initiate necessary emergency interventions to stabilize patient.
        • Provide family-centered care by communicating with the family regarding the changing health care needs of their infant, child, or family member. Assess family adaptation, coping skills and the need for crisis or other intervention. Utilize current research and evidence-based decision- making in all clinical practice. Incorporate clinical research findings in the development and implementation of standards of care.
        • Participate in and support accreditation, compliance, and regulatory activities of the organization.
        • Identify educational needs of the family and participate in teaching opportunities.
        • Assess educational needs, plan, provide, and evaluate educational programs for nursing staff, interdisciplinary healthcare team, and community. Precept physician assistant students and other new healthcare learners.
        • Participate in the development, review, and evaluation of critical care medical management practice protocols within legal guidelines in compliance with DHR policies.
        • Role model professionalism through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
        • Demonstrate responsibility for professional practice through active participation in professional organizations and continuing education. Enhance the body of knowledge to the Physician Assistant profession or other areas of specialization through exchange of ideas and knowledge in professional organizations, oral presentations, posters, research activities, and written publications.
        • Other duties as assigned.Information on the position in case it comes up while I'm out. 1.No preference between PA vs NP.
        • Preferably with ICU experience BUT not excluded other candidates with inhospital patient experience.
        • Procedures: Central line MUST-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --Other procedures can be learned during rotation with ICU MDs.
        • There is absolute disposition 24/7 of ICU Board Certified MDs working together with midlevels.----Schedule:
          • 2 weeks x month
          • 12 hour shifts
          • Mostly days
          • Mostly in Mission Hospital ICU
          • BUT coverage in DHR main campus day/night will be required

Keywords: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg , Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner , Healthcare , Edinburg, Texas

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