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Company: Johns Hopkins University

Location: Baltimore, MD

Date Posted: May 5, 2014

Source: Johns Hopkins University

CCM Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants work with attending physicians, residents, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others to provide patient care in various Intensive Care Units including the Surgical, Burn, Neuro, Medical and Progressive Care Units.

CCM NP/PA Responsibilities Include Works independently with supervision and medical direction by critical care attending physicians; Coordinates patient care provided by a multi-disciplinary team of specialty care practitioners. Obtains medical histories and perform physical examinations; Orders and interprets laboratory tests, X-rays, and other diagnostic studies; Interprets information from invasive and non-invasive monitors. Initiates or modifies routine, complex, and emergent medication regimens and therapies.

Performs emergent, urgent, and routine procedures, if credentialed to do so Inserts peripheral and central venous catheters; Inserts pulmonary artery catheters; Inserts temporary transvenous cardiac pacemakers;Inserts chest tubes or performs thoracentesis. Performs conscious IV sedation;Inserts peripheral arterial catheters. Controls external hemorrhage. Inserts Oral or Naso-gastric tubes; Inserts urinary drainage catheters ...

CCM Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants work with attending physicians, residents, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others to provide patient care in various Intensive Care Units including the Surgical, Burn, Neuro, Medical and Progressive Care Units.

CCM NP/PA Responsibilities Include Works independently with supervision and medical direction by critical care attending physicians; Coordinates patient care provided by a multi-disciplinary team of specialty care practitioners. Obtains medical histories and perform physical examinations; Orders and interprets laboratory tests, X-rays, and other diagnostic studies; Interprets information from invasive and non-invasive monitors. Initiates or modifies routine, complex, and emergent medication regimens and therapies.

Performs emergent, urgent, and routine procedures, if credentialed to do so Inserts peripheral and central venous catheters; Inserts pulmonary artery catheters; Inserts temporary transvenous cardiac pacemakers;Inserts chest tubes or performs thoracentesis. Performs conscious IV sedation;Inserts peripheral arterial catheters. Controls external hemorrhage. Inserts Oral or Naso-gastric tubes; Inserts urinary drainage catheters (Foley catheter). Performs cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR/ACLS); Performs electrical cardioversion. Assists with tracheal intubation, cricothyroidostomy, tracheostomy, bronchoscopy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

Assumes responsibility and accountability for organizing time and workload to meet patient, staff, and departmental needs. Serves as an educational and clinical resource to nursing and resident staff as well as to patients and their families. Serves as a sub-investigator for clinical trials.

Applicants must have advanced clinical skills and have demonstrated the ability to apply theoretical concepts as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team providing care to patients and their families. They must have the ability to diagnose patients and to implement a medical care plan for the long and short-term care of acute and chronic health conditions in the intensive care unit. Apply critical-thinking and problem solving skills to function effectively and adapt to a dynamic and often changing work environment. Apply evidence-based decision-making when assessing and treating patients. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Collaborate with other services, other units, and other departments. Applicants must be willing to work rotating schedules, including weekends and holidays, as required to meet patient care needs.

Include Works independently with supervision and medical direction by critical care attending physicians; Coordinates patient care provided by a multi-disciplinary team of specialty care practitioners. Obtains medical histories and perform physical examinations; Orders and interprets laboratory tests, X-rays, and other diagnostic studies; Interprets information from invasive and non-invasive monitors. Initiates or modifies routine, complex, and emergent medication regimens and therapies.

Performs emergent, urgent, and routine procedures, if credentialed to do so Inserts peripheral and central venous catheters; Inserts pulmonary artery catheters; Inserts temporary transvenous cardiac pacemakers;Inserts chest tubes or performs thoracentesis. Performs conscious IV sedation;Inserts peripheral arterial catheters. Controls external hemorrhage. Inserts Oral or Naso-gastric tubes; Inserts urinary drainage catheters (Foley catheter). Performs cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR/ACLS); Performs electrical cardioversion. Assists with tracheal intubation, cricothyroidostomy, tracheostomy, bronchoscopy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

Assumes responsibility and accountability for organizing time and workload to meet patient, staff, and departmental needs. Serves as an educational and clinical resource to nursing and resident staff as well as to patients and their families. Serves as a sub-investigator for clinical trials.

Applicants must have advanced clinical skills and have demonstrated the ability to apply theoretical concepts as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team providing care to patients and their families. They must have the ability to diagnose patients and to implement a medical care plan for the long and short-term care of acute and chronic health conditions in the intensive care unit. Apply critical-thinking and problem solving skills to function effectively and adapt to a dynamic and often changing work environment. Apply evidence-based decision-making when assessing and treating patients. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Collaborate with other services, other units, and other departments. Applicants must be willing to work rotating schedules, including weekends and holidays, as required to meet patient care needs.

Must be certified and licensed as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in State of Maryland or other state where practicing. Nurse Practitioner-Three years of related clinical nursing experience; preferred. Physician Assistant - Previous ICU experience/training; preferred. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.

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