Yale New Haven Health System

NEUROVASCULAR PA/APRN

US-CT-New Haven
Job ID
63274
Department
NEUROSCIENCE PROVIDERS
Category
ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS/PA/NP
Position Type
Full Time Benefits Eligible
Scheduled Hours
40
Work Schedule
DAYS
Work Days
MON-FRIDAY
Work Hours
730A-5PM
Work Shift
AMBULATORY FOCUSED ROLE WITH SOME INPATIENT EXPOSURE, OPPORTUNITY FOR RESEARCH AND QUALITY WORK.
Requisition ID
2017-16707

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The primary function of the APRN in the Diabetes Center is to provide comprehensive care to the assigned speciality patient population, under the supervision of the program Medical Director (PMD) and the Program Manager. This nurse works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team providing consistency to both the program and outpatients. The APRN assists the residents with clinical work, documentation, paperwork, and ordering tests as well as works in a collaborative fashion with other services. Develop evidence based protocols and standards for all activities in the Diabetes Center.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Admit patients. Perform and document a complete history and physical examination. Enter appropriate information and orders into the CPOE system.
  • 2. Order and obtain necessary diagnostic tests including imaging studies and laboratory tests. Follow through on interpretation of results and communicate with team/attending physician.
  • 3. Request consultations from other services, and provide appropriate work up and follow through on recommendations, including communication to primary team.
  • 4. Participate in daily rounds on primary patients and consults when appropriate. Assist with implementing management plan as supervised by attending physician and in collaboration with team.
  • 5. Enter, review and update orders to include: rehabilitation services (physical, speech and occupational therapy), IV therapy and inpatient medications (except for chemotherapy and Schedule 1 controlled substances), restraints, discharge orders.
  • 6. Be accessible, available, and visible to staff (attending, resident, nursing, ancillary) to address patient concerns.
  • 7. Document pertinent patient information in the EMR including, but not limited to: progress, event, or transfer notes.
  • 8. Perform procedures of core privileges, e.g. wound debridement and dressing changes, suturing and suture removal, minor burn care, arterial punctures, gastic lavage, I & D superficial abscesses, nasogastric tube placement, G tube replacement, administer local anesthesia
  • 9. Participate in formal handoff (sign in/sign out) with the healthcare team when beginning or ending a shift, and enter relevant information into computer based sign out report (including discharge status).
  • 10. Deliver care in a professional manner in accordance with hospital and unit policies.
  • 11. Work to achieve efficient, cost effective, and high quality patient care, timely and efficient patient admission and discharge and comply with established best practice.
  • 12. Assist in the operating room and perform bedside procedures (as privileged to do so and only after departmental competencies are met).
  • 13. Produce discharge documentation including discharge instructions, completion of W-10s, dictation of discharge summaries.
  • 14. Write discharge prescriptions within scope of practice and confines of statute.
  • 15. Participate in Quality Improvement and Performance Improvement activities.
  • 16. Participate in special projects and YNHH initiatives at request of Department head, Manager and/or section Chief, Dept Chair.
  • 17. Participate in continuing medical education and maintain certification requirements for CME via: Dept conferences, sections conferences, YNHH Midlevel Grand Rounds, external programs.
  • 18. Assist with orientation of new staff PA and APRNs.
  • 19. Act as clinical resource and participate in education of fellows, residents, and medical students. Serve as preceptor/role model for PA, APRN students on clerkships.
  • 20. Adhere to schedule guidelines and fulfill scheduled hours of work.
  • 21. Adhere to spirit and intent of "YNHH Service Excellence" and promote a positive work environment.
  • 22. Provide specialty specific education to patients and families to include perioperative expectations, treatment plans, and discharge care.
  • 23. Participate in research projects as needed.
  • 24. Perform medication reconciliation at appropriate intervals (changes in level of care and upon transfer).
  • 25. Provide informal/formal education for staff, patients, and families.
  • 26. Participate in YNHH Safe Patient Flow Initiatives in order to provide the safest, most efficient, high quality patient care.
  • 27. Serves as patient advocate and act as liaision to patients and families.
  • 28. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team (physician, nursing, rehabilitation services, religious ministries) in the development of a comprehensive care plan.
  • 29. Communicates treatment plans to referring physicians, primary care physicians, care coordinators, social workers and health care agencies as appropriate and within confines of patient confidentiality/PHI laws.

Qualifications

 

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art degree and graduation from an approved Physician Assistant program required. Certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

 

EXPERIENCE

 

One to three years of patient care experience with inpatient care preferred.

 

LICENSURE

 

current state license as Physician Assistant and certification maintenance by NCCPA.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Excellent clinical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Ability to work with a diverse group of providers across the health care continuum. Computer skills preferred.

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