Critical Care Physician Assistant/ Nurse Pracitioner- Medicine, Full Time3125955
The Critical Care Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner is a core member of the BWFH Intensive Care Unit team. The PA/NP is responsible for assisting critical care attending physicians in the management of ICU patients assigned to the PA/NP and to also work in the context of an integrated team which includes residents, medical students, and nurses. Candidates for the position should have a strong interest in acute critical care and bedside procedures. The critical care PA/NP will work very closely with a critical care physician to develop all necessary clinical and procedural skills in a highly collaborative and supportive environment.
The PA/NP works closely with the ICU physicians and nursing staff to develop and coordinate a plan of care designed to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of patients and their families. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required. Knowledge of current literature and a commitment to continued learning are also required. The mission, vision and core values of the Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) are incorporated into all areas of practice.
As a member of the ICU PA/NP team, each PA/NP shall be responsible for the following duties:
ICU Clinical Duties
Closely collaborate with the ICU physician to admit new patients into the BWFH ICU
Assist the ICU physician on daily patient rounds, to monitor patient care and formulate treatment plans
Write daily progress notes
Implement attending physician instructions for patient management in close cooperation with nursing staff
Perform all core ICU procedures within the PA/NP scope of practice as directed by the attending; participate in the highly supervised ICU procedural training and maintenance-of-competency programs
Order and interpret appropriate laboratory testing and other special examinations as requested
Serve as a resource to the health care team for patient care issues
Prepare succinct and accurate sign-out to facilitate the smooth transition of patient care from one PA/NP to another PA/NP or physician
Assist in the evaluation of potential ICU admissions from the inpatient units at BWFH
Work collaboratively and function as an efficient member of the BWFH ICU team
Assist in the coordination of consultation of other sub-specialists involved in the care of ICU patients
Provide education to patients and families
Document in the medical record as appropriate and communicate observations/findings with attending physicians
Monitor environment of care and comply with regulatory agency standards
Ensure that his or her clinical practice is consistent with physician assistant and or APRN policies, procedures and standards
Participate in QA/QI projects as appropriate
Schedule: 7:00 AM-7:30 PM, Monday-Saturday, The PA/NP schedule may require long workdays while maintaining a goal of 40 hours/week on average. PA/NPs may be required to cover weekends, holidays and sick call on a rotational basis.
About Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we’ve been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes. If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.
Must have successfully completed a Graduate Level, accredited Physician Assistant Program approved by AMA Board of Approval and Certification of PA programs. Must have 4 years of college level education and baccalaureate degree or equivalent. (BS/MS joint programs are also acceptable; BS with PA certificates are acceptable for graduates before 1995). Board Certification by the National Commission on Certification of PA/NPs is required.
Completion of a master’s or post master’s degree in acute care, adult or family NP program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Current certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or an equivalent body. Current active licensure to practice in the expanded role in the state of Massachusetts.
One year of relevant full time experience as a PA/NP in this specialty, preferred.
Other previous hands on patient care experience may be considered at the discretion of the Medical Director
Medical knowledge includes an understanding of pathophysiology, patient presentation, differential diagnosis, patient management, surgical principles, health promotion and disease prevention. The PA/NP must demonstrate core knowledge about established and evolving biomedical and clinical sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care in their area of practice. In addition, the PA/NP is expected to demonstrate an investigatory and analytic thinking approach to clinical situations.
The PA/NP position on the team can be quite challenging, requiring both teamwork and individual initiative. A high level of patient care is required while working quickly and often multi-tasking.
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an employee’s protected status, such as age, race, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.
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