Lutheran Hospital Clinicians is currently composed of a team of APRNs and PAs that cover hospital medicine, post-op orthopedic surgery, general surgery and gastroenterology consults. The team is searching for a individual to pick up day time clinical shifts on an as-needed basis.
The schedule would be from 7am-5:30pm for 1-3 shifts per month. This individual will assist with hospital based coverage of internal medicine patients.
Common Admission Diagnoses/ Patient Population may include:
o Commonly treating acute exacerbations of chronic diseases including coronary artery disease, COPD, CHF, diabetes, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, chronic kidney disease; patients with withdrawal for alcohol or drugs seeking inpatient rehab; cellulitis, wound care; pneumonia, bronchitis, upper respiratory infections; sepsis; syncope, falls; new neurologic complaints.
Collaborating with consulting teams that may include cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, general surgery, infectious disease, hematology/ oncology, neurology, vascular surgery, urology.
cirrhosis, transaminitis, acute hepatitis, acute upper and lower GI bleeding, constipation, gastroparesis, intractable nausea and vomiting, malnutrition.
Daily Responsibilities include:
o Admitting patients to floor by completing H&Ps and admission orders
o Completing the discharge order set and instructions
o Rounding with physicians and completion of daily coordination of care note for each patient
o Attendance of daily interdisciplinary team rounding with case management, nursing, pharmacy, and other ancillary services as appropriate
o Ongoing collaboration with ancillary services to expedite care, increase throughout, and decrease length of stay.
Conducts thorough medical histories, performs complete physical examinations (where indicated), initiates appropriate lab, radiology tests or other special tests required for evaluation of illness, and scrutinizes lab data on new and former clinic patients and hospital admissions to establish a record of the patient's current health status and to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan.
Must be able to work with collaborating physician.
Performs and interprets, at least to the point of recognizing deviations from normal, common laboratory, radiologic, cardiographic and other routine diagnostic procedures used to identify pathophysiologic processes as privileged by CCF Credentialing Board.
Performs routine procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, managing simple conditions produced by infection or trauma, assisting in the management of more complex illness and injury which may include assisting surgeons in conducting operations and taking initiative in performing evaluation and therapeutic procedures in response to life-threatening situations, as privileged by CCF Credentialing Board.
May prescribe and monitor medications as allowed by prescriptive authority through applicable state Board of Nursing/Medicine and CCF policy.
Performs specialized procedures, including bone marrow aspirations, biopsies and harvest, blood draws, designated IV starts, spinal taps, thoracentesis and paracentesis as well as other specific procedures as directed by the physician, following approval by CCF Credentialing Board.
Provides information and answers routine questions of patients regarding their disease, including preventive health maintenance topics such as diet, weight, smoking and topics related to medical specialty, with basic recommendations.
Educates patients regarding their disease, treatments, related drug and treatment side effects and hazards.
Participates in medical team rounds; collaborates with nursing, medical and other healthcare team members regularly to ensure quality patient care
Refers patients to specialists as appropriate for consultation or for specialized health resources and treatment.
Ensures continuity of care by serving as a liaison between patient and other members of the multi-disciplinary care team or with other specialty areas as necessary.
Performs research follow-up studies.
Assists in data analysis.
Participates in quality monitoring thru the review of records and treatment plans for patient outcomes on a periodic basis to assure quality care.
Facilitates appropriate length of stay, discharge planning and compliance with regulatory standards for inpatient management.
May serve as clinical preceptor for PA/APRN students and other health professionals.
May serve as Faculty for onboarding new employees.
Demonstrates a high standard of moral and ethical behavior.
Demonstrates compassion and professionalism and a commitment to excellent patient care.
May need to take call and work some off hours shifts as needed
Special procedure privileging may be required as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
APRN: EDUCATION: Effective 05/01/2014: MSN required upon hire or within 5 years of hire for external hires and internal hires moving from a non-APRN licensed role to an APRN licensed role.
Graduate of an accredited ARPN training program.
PA: EDUCATION: Graduate of an A.R.C.-approved Physician Assistant Program.
Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies and/or applicable state license through the State Medical Board for certificate to practice.
APRN: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in applicable state.
National certification as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by nationally accredited organization recognized by state Board of Nursing; current licensure by applicable state Board of Nursing, (including certificate to prescribe if applicable).
Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA) required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through the American Heart Association (AHA); or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) through the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) may be required based upon work setting.
PA: Current certification as a Physician Assistant through the NCCPA (or successor).
Must have Prescriptive authority or eligible to apply for licensure to prescribe from the State Medical Board within the first 6 months of hiring.
Must have a Physician Supervision Agreement (listed on State Medical Board website) and/or signed addendum to Physician Supervision Agreement.
Must be privileged by CCF's Credentialing Board.
If candidate has held a license to prescribe within another jurisdiction and needs to obtain a Master's degree in order to apply for CT prescribe from applicable state, the candidate will be subject for review for eligibility for hiring within our system.
Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA) required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through the American Heart Association (AHA) may be required based upon work setting.
Competencies (Complexity of Work):
APRN/PA: Excellent analytical and decision making skills are required.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
Demonstrated competency and the ability to perform advanced assessment and diagnosis.
Demonstrated ability to utilize the electronic medical record.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Depending on practice, surgical fields may require surgical experience.
APRN: Two years clinical nursing experience preferred.
Will consider new graduates
PA: Two years of relative clinical experience preferred.
Will consider new graduates.
APRN/PA: Typical physical demands include the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.
Manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination to perform physical examinations.
Requires corrected vision and hearing to a normal range.
Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.
May require exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
Personal Protective Equipment:
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