First Assist - Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Cancer Center
9301 W 74th St, Merriam, KS 66204, Suite 100
Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
Received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019
Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility
Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
Employee Referral Program
Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses
You Will Be Responsible For:
Delegates and/or assigns nursing care responsibilities considering the following factors - the degree of supervision needed by the associate, competence and experience level, staff availability, and patient acuity.
Utilizes Patient Care Problem Solving Process and/or Conflict Resolution Process to resolve patient care conflicts.
Initiates and maintains accurate records, appropriate legal documents and other healthcare reports.
Transmits/prescribes prescription orders pursuant to written protocols as authorized.
Incorporates patient, physician, patient needs and concerns into decision-making and organizational action.
Performs initial and on-going assessments of self-care, psychosocial needs, education, environment and discharge planning, incorporating information from the identified significant other and other health providers.
Utilizes skills of observation, inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation using diagnostic instruments or laboratory procedures that are basic to the screening of physical signs and symptoms.
Assesses learning needs, readiness, and capabilities of patient/family, including cultural, religious practices, language barriers, emotional barriers, educational level, motivation and limitations.
Documents patient care findings within established standards utilizing CPOE.
What You Will Need:
Physician's Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Degree
Up to 1 Year of Position-Related Experience
Kansas Physician Assistant License or Nurse Practitioner License
BCLS obtained through the American Heart Association
The First Assist- Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner is a professional mid-level provider licensed in Kansas to function in an expanded role to provide primary health care to individuals, families or groups. The position functions in a collegial relationship with physicians and other health professionals in the delivery of health care services. Provides care for patients of the practice within the scope of licensure. They are able to make independent decisions with physicians in carrying out health regimens for families and clients. The Advanced Practice Provider demonstrates AIDET, is proficient in CPOE and is a resource to the physicians, nurses and other disciplines. In collaboration with the physician, the First Assist- Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant is able to perform a comprehensive History and Physical, develop and implement a plan of care, order and interpret results of laboratory and diagnostic tests, coordinate and initiate consults, review and adjust medications and dosages, provide patient education and comprehensive discharge planning. The position consults and collaborates with other physicians and disciplines to ensure smooth and timely throughput, including coordination of discharges and transfers. The First Assist documents and meets criteria for evidence based and quality outcomes. The First Assist may work closely with utilization review, multidisciplinary teams and floor managers to achieve prompt and proper admission and placement, optimize length of stay, and provides superior quality service. The First Assist will support the Physician in Surgery. Surgery times will very week to week.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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