Job Title: Physician Assistant
Department: Operating Room
FLSA Classs: Exempt
Pay Frequency: Bi-Weekly
Job Summary: The Advanced Practice Provider will see new, Post Op and Follow Up patients, along with assisting in light procedures. The position will be Full-Time, Monday - Friday with NO Call, weekends or Holidays in the Outpatient and Inpatient setting.
A) Assess, diagnose and treate acute and chronic illness and injuries within socpe of practice, develop and implement appropriate treatment and health maintenance plan, monitor patient respond to plan and modify treatment and health maintenance plan accordingly.
B) Incorporate evidence based practice into patient care.
C) Training of students and other APP's as requested.
D) Perform administrative responsibiliities (i.e. charting, billing, required paperwork for outside agencies) in a timely fashion.
E) Complete required yearly CME hours as set by professional credentialing body.
F) Attend health system, department and office meetings as required.
G) Provide telephone consultation, follow-up phone calls including assess patient's needs and making recommendations and/or referrals as required.
H) Provide health education, instruction and guidance to patients reguarding medication and treatment.
I) Communicate with and counsel patients' designated representatives on mediation and treatment, including recommending community resources to meet patient needs.
J) Demonstrates a commitment to delivering patient centered care as outlined.
K) Exhibits professional behavior consistent with St James Mercy Values.
Job Results & Essential Functions
Patient & Family Centered Care
Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness. Coordinates the nursing plan of care with the medical plan of care.
Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
Demonstrates expertise in the care of acute care patients providing collaboration, direction and instruction to the medical services staff in the application and utilization of the nursing process.
Incorporates principles, evidenced-based practices and research that promote, maintain and restore the health of patients with specific healthcare issues across the life span.
Is a mentor to nursing staff regarding clinical, professional and research practices.
Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Team that Consistently Delivers
Identifies better, faster, more efficient ways of doing tasks as well as eliminates unnecessary work and all non-value-added activities to enable a focus on work that generates greater value.
Responds to requests from Clinical Supervisor, and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to assist with evaluation of programs and services. Communicates with Supervisor regarding cost savings initiatives and planning.
Utilizes understanding of regulatory requirements to identify ways to improve process quality and compliance.
Participates in performance improvement activities; mentors staff regarding the performance improvement process; shares results of performance improvement activities with staff.
Education & Experience
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing plus two (2) years of related clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner.
Licenses and/or Certifications
Current New York State license as an Advanced Practice Provider.
Current CPR and BLS certification
Extensive knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and management of acute and chronic patient/family problems.
Substantial interpersonal skills necessary to instruct patients and their families and to collaborate with health team members.
High level of analytic ability to concentrate and pay attention to details.
Physical Demands: Ability to move or transfer patients with an individual effort equal to 50 lbs. Nurses should have a full range of body motion to successfully perform all essential functions of the job, meaning you’ll have to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crouch and reach frequently during shift.
Mental Demands: Ability to function during stressful medical emergencies calmly and efficiently. Ability to plan and revise care of patients according to their needs.
Interactions: Internal and external customers, Physicians and co-workers.
Working Conditions: Potential for exposure to infectious pathogens, physical hazards, cold or heated conditions. Personal protective equipment is available to all team members. Hours of work may vary, on call is required.
Works in normal patient care environment where there is minimal physical discomfort due to temperature, noise or dust. May encounter exposure to chemical toxins, human blood and tissue, crowed work areas,
Electrical equipment, communicable diseases and related medical waste. Potential exposure to chemicals, communicable diseases and related medical waste.
Employee Signature: ________________________________________ Date: _____________________
Reviewed: 4/27/2016 N. Bossard CNO
Required Licensure/Certficiation Skills: