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Trauma/Neuro Critical Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Trauma/Neuro Critical Care Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (Advanced Practitioner) is responsible for assisting in the care and management of patients in collaboration with the attending physician. The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. As with any other health care professional, the Critical Care Advanced Practitioner is charged with being a patient advocate. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Works in conjunction with critical care and hospitalist physicians to care for medical, surgical and critical care patients as requested. - Performs initial evaluation and history & physical examination of all assigned patients. - Performs in depth, systematic assessment of assigned patients, as needed, for clinical interventions. - Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated. - Provide cost effective, high quality care based on best practice evidenced based medicine. - Participates in the research, development, implementation, and tracking of clinical management guidelines. - Demonstrates performance improvement in the following areas as appropriate: clinical care/outcomes, customer/service improvement, operational system/process, and safety. - Provide regular, timely, and appropriate communication with referring physicians, patients and their families. - Participates in education of patients and their families. - Actively develops care plans and discharge dispositions in conjunction with the Case Management team. - Participates in regular meetings of the practice group. - Remain current with medical records documentation and respond in a timely manner to requests for chart review and completion. - Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices. - Submit timely and accurate billing information. - Attends appropriate continuing medical education so as to maintain Pennsylvania Licensure. - Demonstrates ability to develop effective working relationships within the hospital and St. Luke's University Health Network. - Participates in identifying department needs and supports departmental goals and objectives. - Supports the philosophy and strategic plan of the critical care and internal medicine departments. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sitting for up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry, and push objects up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lift, carry, and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision. EDUCATION: Graduation from a Nurse Practitioner Program with a Master of Science Degree. Current Pennsylvania Licensure as a Registered Nurse and Certification from the State Board of Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner and/or Graduate of a Physician Assistant Program. Must be certified by the NCCPA and eligible for a Pennsylvania License as issued by the state board of Medical Education and Licensure. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Two years experience desired, preferably in Trauma/Neuro/Critical Care and/or Internal Medicine. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is required. SCHEDULE: Night Shift 13 hour shifts Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , Trauma/Neuro Critical Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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