Mercy Medical Center Clinton NP/PA Neuroscience - Weekend Only in Pontiac, Michigan
I Accountability Objectives:
Under the administrative and technical supervision of a physician, performs medical examinations, selected diagnostic and therapeutic tasks and other special procedures to assist in the delivery of primary and/or specialty medical services to patients.
II Position Qualifications:
Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.
Graduate of an AMA approved Physician Assistant/ with a Master of Science degree in a health related field including six (6) to twelve (12) months of clinical internship.
Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program with a minimum Masters of Science in Nursing including 6-12 months of clinical internship.
B. Licensure / Certification
Current license to practice: as a Physician's Assistant in the State of Michigan OR Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan.
Certification from the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) AND Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
Must be approved for clinical privileges thorugh the SJMO AHP Credentialing Committee.
Special Skill / Aptitudes
Analytical ability to monitor data, develop treatment plans and prescribe medication.
Ability to utilize the computer and work effectively with the electronic medical record.
Must be able to work independently as well as demonstrate initiative and a high degree of motivation.
Ability to use logic reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.
At least one year of clinical working experience as a P.A./N.P. Neuroscience preferred, in order to exercise independent judgement to monitor and respond to changes in patient conditions
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively communicate with patients, family members and the health care team.
III. Duties / Responsibilities:
Conducts and performs patient assessments, histories and physicals, necessary testing, follow up calls, consults and discharge planning. Evaluates physical signs, symptoms and medical history to assess patient's physical condition.
Performs appropriate primary and/or specialty diagnostic medical procedures. Assists attending physician as needed.
Orders and interprets laboratory tests, radiological tests and other diagnostic tests.
Monitors and performs treatments and medications prescribed by physicians.
Orders consultations and interacts with members of other specialty medical teams.
Formulates treatment and therapeutic plans as well as discharge plans for hospitalized patients with the attending physician. Dictates summaries as necessary.
Instructs and counsels patients and families in matters pertaining to their physical and mental health, expectations and recovery. Provides education to healthcare professionals and community as requested.
Prepares and documents discharge summaries, medication reconciliation and discharge planning.
Assumes responsibility for professional growth by attending specialty meetings, continuing education, conferences, procedural and device in-services and unit education offerings. Participates in special projects and committee functions as necessary.
Provides in-house and emergency call coverage as required.
Participates in daily rounds on all patients and participates in multi-disciplinary rounds.
Promotes and maintains a professional relationship with physicians, patients, family, and other hospital staff.
Participates in department quality initiatives and department meetings.
Participates in recruiting for clinical trials.
Acts as first and second surgical assistant in performing specific procedures during neuroendovascular and/or related procedures.
Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.
Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.
Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers. Make corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in on-going education and communication regarding revenue management.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned to the unit. Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficient with the electronic health records for documentation, assessment, and care management, performing these activities concurrently with provision of care throughout the shift.
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