Physician Assistant, Trauma FT HUMC
Company: Hackensack University Medical Center
Posted on: September 14, 2022
Under the direction and supervision of the Surgical Intensivist,
the Advanced Clin Provider, PA manages a variety of patients in the
critical care and intermediate care setting. This position serves
as an advisor, resource, preceptor and leader for other members of
the patient care team. The Advanced Clin Provider, PA provides
direct and indirect patient care optimizing patient safety to a
patient population consisting of, but not limited to, clients from
GI/GU, thoracic, vascular, neurosurgery, GYN oncology, trauma,
OB-GYN, and orthopedic subspecialties.
1. Works in collaboration with the surgical intensivists, surgical
attending physicians, surgical residents, and consulting physicians
to deliver proficient care to the critical care and intermediate
care patients 2. Provides coverage of the surgical and trauma ICU,
working rotating shifts to include days, nights, weekends and
holidays. 3. Demonstrates competency in performing all core
functions and specialty functions as outlined in HUMC's delineation
of clinical privileges for Critical Care Physician Assistants (see
attached PA delineation of clinical privileges for Critical Care).
4. Assesses, diagnoses and clinically manages in accordance with
current evidence based practices, patients in the critical care
environment, with but not limited to the following diagnoses:
cerebral edema, intracranial hypertension, traumatic brain injury,
acute stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, spinal cord
injury, spinal column fractures, acute respiratory distress
syndrome, refractory hypoxemia, flail chest, pneumothorax,
hemothorax, visceral abdominal organ injury, bowel perforation,
hemorrhagic shock, bacteremia, pneumonia, septic shock, cardiogenic
shock, hypovolemic shock, complex long bone fractures, complex
pelvic fractures, complex soft tissue injuries, amputation, acute
compartment syndrome, complex cardiac dysrhythmias, rhabdomyolysis,
unstable airway, abdominal organ transplantation, acute kidney
injury, acute hepatic failure, acute coronary syndrome, acute
myocardial infarction. 5. In collaboration with the attending
Physician, requests the appropriate consultation. 6.
Attends/conducts information and formal meetings with patients'
families; provides emotional support to patients' families. 7.
Demonstrates clinical expertise and utilizes advanced assessment
skills in critical care management to propose interventions and/or
action plan utilizing evidence-based research to achieve positive
outcomes for patients and families. 8. Participates in the critical
care staff and patient/family education process. Develops
patient/family educational materials promoting current clinical
practice guidelines. 9. Develops education programs for house
staff, nursing, technicians, medical students etc. 10. Attends
meetings such as patient care conferences, team meetings, staff or
departmental Grand Rounds, training programs, seminars, mortality
and morbidity conference etc. Incorporates appropriate material
into evidence-based clinical practice. 11. Supports and
demonstrates regulatory compliance related to quality standards and
expectations, policies and procedures. 12. Adheres to all hospital
infection control and safety policies and procedures. 13.
Identifies opportunities and makes recommendations for process
improvements resulting in optimized patient care 14. Works in a
professional and collaborative manner with all staff and
physicians. 15. Displays a commitment to the value of teamwork by
building strong relationships with patients, families, coworkers
and the surrounding community. Cooperates and collaborates to
perform duties promoting a unified and spirited workplace. 16.
Identifies the needs of the SICU patient population and modifies
and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age,
culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This
process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or
primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age,
educational, literacy, etc.). 17. Adheres to the standards
identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competenci
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Successful
completion of an approved physician's assistant program, accredited
by the AMA Council on Medical Education. 2. Master's degree. 3.
Maintains PA delineation of clinical privileges for Critical Care
via annual review. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Preferred: Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. AHA Basic
Health Care Life Support HCP Certification. 2. Advanced Cardiac
Life Support Certification. 3. Physician Assistant License. 4.
Certification by the National Commission for Certified Physician's
Assistants (NCCPA) within one year of initial employment by the
Medical Center. Licenses and Certifications Preferred:
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