APP - Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Orthopedics
Job Title: APP - Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner | Orthopedics | Fargo, ND
Department *: * Orthopedic/Neurology/Rehab Admin - Nursing Inpatient - Fargo
Job Schedule: Full Time
Hours Per Shift: Other
The Physician Assistant (PA) provides expert clinical guidance in a specialized field and coordinates patient care quality initiatives.
Provides service to patients in acute, short and long term care settings by assisting physicians, assessing patients, and treating injuries and ailments. Obtains a thorough medical history from patient and dependent on patient population and setting will perform an examination and/or assessment to determine patient's needs. With other healthcare professionals, analyze and interpret information collected from patient, medical records, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information, to develop and establish appropriate diagnosis. Acknowledges and demonstrates the importance of care coordination and navigation by rounding on patients when necessary. Works in collaboration with providers and independently to provide care. Formulates a plan for treatment of the patient and prescribes medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized if necessary, in order to aid recovery and manage pain. Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses in a timely manner. Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise. Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability. Counsels' patients and family members about self-management on prevention and treatment plan for health issues, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances. May cover hospital consultations, rounding, and assist with patient procedures as needed. Conducts research into area of specialty and uses findings to provide measurable improvements in patient care and clinical outcomes. Incorporates evidence based practice guidelines into care. Maintain current knowledge of state legal regulations for advanced practice provider practices, including reimbursement of services. Keep abreast of regulatory processes and payer systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources, as applicable. Demonstrate extensive advanced knowledge of medical principles, practices and techniques.
Uses effective decision-making approaches such as consultative, command, or consensus. Responsible for promoting a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents, and visitors and working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team to provide the best outcomes for patients. Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy. Performs quality control and maintains a high standard in relation to infection control mechanisms for patient safety. Maintain departmental policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control. Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses. Helps promote collaboration across generations, functions, regions, and levels. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area. Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines. Demonstrates an ability to meet own responsibilities. Delivers written and oral communication, responds to questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact. Coordination and management of care for patients, including those with complex needs. Builds a rapport with the patient and explains the condition and course of action effectively. Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses. Adheres to established internal standards and procedures abstracted from HIPAA.
Masters or Baccalaureate degree (Associates or Nursing Degree if training prior to 1994). Successful completion of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors.
Demonstrated current competence and provision of care, treatment, or services for at least 30 patients in the past twelve months or completion of an ARC-PA approved program in the past twelve months.
Successful completion of the national certifying examination and current certification given by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) permit to prescribe controlled substances.
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Job Function: Advanced Practice Provider Job Family Group
Job Schedule: Full Time
Req Number: WD12220