Trauma Surgery Physician Assistant /Nurse Practitioner HUMC
Company: Hackensack University Medical Center
Posted on: June 3, 2021
Under the direction and supervision of the Surgical Intensivist,
the Advanced Clin Provider Physician Assistant or Nurse
Practitioner 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 or NP 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
24/7 TEAM THAT COVERS ALL SHIFTSOrientation is seven (7) 12.5
hour shifts a pay period then schedule is six (6) 14.5 hour shifts
including 1/2 hour lunch. Pay period is bi-weekly.
- 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
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for PA: 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. 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.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for NP: 1.
Graduate of an NLN/AACN accredited program in nursing 2. Master's
Degree 3. Maintains clinical competencies through participating in
continuing educational programs (contact hours per years), and
clinical practice as mandated by Board of Nursing and national
certification body. 4. Experience in relevant patient care setting
or as regulations dictate.Licenses and Certifications Required: 1.
NJ State Professional Registered Nurse License. 2. Advanced
Practice Nurse Cetification (w/ Master's Degree). 3. AHA Basic
Health Care Life Support HCP Certification.
Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Experience Preferred
but will consider less experienced qualified candidates
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