Nurse Practioner / Physician Assistant

ID
2017-21457
Department
ER Physicians
Work Hours
Variable shifts
Position Type
Per Diem
Hours Per 2-Week Pay Period
Other
US-NY-Plattsburgh
Weekend Requirements
Weekends and holidays as scheduled

Overview

The Emergency Department (Main) Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner practices under the clinical supervision of the Medical Director of the Emergency Department, demonstrates competency and efficiency in the care of the acutely ill patient. This position demonstrates Emergency Department competency in assessing, diagnosing and treating the cardiology patient in accordance with delineation of privileges; Demonstrates “strong” ability to organize and prioritize patient care activities; Selects and interprets laboratory and diagnostic testing; Communicates medical assessment and plan to patient and attending physician; Completes medical record documentation in a timely manner. The primary responsibility is the timely assessment/tx/dispos of patients present to the Emergency Department Main.

Responsibilities

  1. Completes accurate and necessary history and physical examination to assure assessment of patient condition and needs.
  2. Orders/interprets appropriate diagnostic tests and documents appropriately.
  3. Formulates clinical impression/diagnosis/plan based on clinical findings.
  4. Initiates and documents appropriate treatment plan.
  5. Demonstrates ability to perform the following procedures:
  • Suturing
  • Suture removal
  • Wound care
  • Defibrillation
  • Arterial blood draws
  • Ordering/administration of oxygen
  • Administering emergency medication
  • Administering intravenous fluids or blood transfusions
  • Obtaining written consents for surgical procedures and research protocols.
  • Performing venous and arterial puncture for obtaining samples and for administering medications prescribed by attending physician
  1. Maintains effective consultation and collaboration with Medical Staff.
  2. Facilitates appropriate referral of patients.
  3. Participates in departmental/hospital committees as requested.
  4. Participates in departmental/hospital-wide quality improvement programs.
  5. Completes medical record documentation in a timely manner.
  6. Assumes on call and rotation schedules as required to meet patient care and stafing needs.
  7. Demonstrates commitment to continued growth through attendance at educational programs.
  8. Maintains working knowledge of the various stages of growth development and health status of these wide populations. Utilized appropriate resources.
  9. Demonstrates knowledge of the Scope of Practice for Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioners in New York State; CVPH Medical Staff Bylaws, Emergency Department Policies, Protocols, Procedures and Standards of medical practice.
  10. Regularly attends departmental meetings.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Licensed as a NYS Certified Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner required.
  2. 3 years of clinical experience as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner; or Nurse Practitioner with minimum of five years of Emergency Department RN experience required.
  3. ACLS required.
  4. ATLS to be completed within 12 months of hire.
  5. DEA privileges required.
  6. Must Attend and complete Emergency Department Boot Camp.

As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.

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