Reports to supervising physician(s) and designated manager. Engages in activities constituting the practice of medicine in collaboration with and under the medical direction, clinical guidance and supervision of a licensed physician. Performs a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient patient care activities and accommodative services to support the medical practice with effective utilization of healthcare resources. Demonstrates excellence in practice characterized by quality patient care and participation in formal and informal patient and staff education. Effectively utilizes healthcare resources and communicates with other members of the healthcare team. This individual will primarily function within the main hospital when work volumes are high, but will be asked to perform duties in clinics when hospital work volumes are low. This individual will occasionally act as a first assistant in the operating room (OR) when the need arises and collaborate with the OR staff to develop the knowledge, skill, and critical thinking necessary to assist in performing a safe operation. Additional responsibilities include conducting hospital rounds, assisting with OR orders and checks, handling Urgent Care OR transfers, and performing hospital and emergency department consults. Runs clinics independently or under physician supervision. Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education and Training Minimum: Current State Licensure as a Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) required. Two to three years of Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner experience preferred. Two to three years of Pediatric experience preferred. Previous OR experience preferred. Current NCCPA certification required for PA. Current certification through ONCB preferred for NP. Required to maintain State licensure, certification (NCCPA) for PA only, and educational and employment application requirements as a PA or NP during employment. Execution of Non-Competition, Confidentiality and Non Solicitation Agreement required for specialty assigned / hired into. Ability to travel locally between hospital and clinics required. PALS training obtained and maintained within 90 days of hire. CPR training required and/or must be obtained within 45 days of hire. Ability to travel locally between hospital and clinics required. Must provide record of a completed diploma (or equivalent) or academic transcript for those areas performing complexity testing.