Physician Assistant - Emergency Department

Aspen Valley Hospital Delta , CO 81416

Posted 2 months ago

This position requires a minimum of 3-4 years of working experience as a PA, specifically in a high volume ED/ER setting

A licensed and credentialed NP/PA provides evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, consultation and follow up for ED patients with the collaboration of one or more physicians in the AVH Emergency Department. The NP/PA provides age and specialty appropriate medical care at the level of training achieved.


  • Completion of PA program and required NCCPA certification and licensure from Colo. BME OR Completion of FNP program - required licensure from DONA
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of professional experience (as a licensed PA) in a high volume ED/ER setting.


  • Current Colorado PA or NP licensure

  • Current BLS certification

  • Current ACLS certification

  • Current PALS certification

  • ATLS preferred


  • Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail

  • Relatively high degree of analytical abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills required

  • Ability to work independently


Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved.

Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards.

Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice.

Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care.

Prioritizes patient's situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner.

Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care.


Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure

Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs

Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning


Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy.

Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security.

Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct.

Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)


Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making.

Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals

Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice.

Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding.

Active participant in quality improvement processes.

Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities.

Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice


Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations.

Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee.


Provides professional medical care for emergency department patients under the supervision of ER physician. Care includes: a professional introduction, timely triage, physical exam, compassionate care, complete and accurate documentation, diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury, order and interpret diagnostic tests, appropriate and timely reassessment, counsel on preventative health care, assist in or perform approved procedures, write prescriptions, provide appropriate discharge instructions including follow up care.

Maintains and demonstrates competency and knowledge of equipment and procedures commonly performed in the ED.

Positively supports activities to maintain and improve quality of care and services. Monitors cultures and other diagnostic results requiring patient follow-up and provides appropriate follow up to the patient as needed.

Demonstrates self directed learning, participates in departmental education including required workshops. Takes initiative to identify educational needs both individually and for the department.

Participates in department meetings with attendance of 80% or better. Monitor equipment status and identify need for repairs. Read and respond appropriately to departmental emails and postings. Maintain awareness of AVATAR patient satisfaction improvement initiatives

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