ICU Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Confidential Healthcare - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (30+ days ago)


We are currently seeking an experienced ICU Physician Assistant and/or Nurse Practitioner to join our busy pulmonology practice that provides ICU care in major DFW hospitals. Our providers are responsible for ICU coverage, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Observation Medicine and Long-term Acute Care.

Job Summary:

The Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP), under the supervision of the Physician, is responsible for assisting in the delivery of health care and patient care management. Under a physician’s supervision, the Extender is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of medical services, including performing procedures, taking medical histories, conducting physical examinations, ordering diagnostic tests, administering treatments, monitoring patients, prescribing medications, assisting physicians, and counseling and educating patients.

Qualifications: Education/training:

  • Graduation from an accredited training program with current professional certification
  • Current state licensure or eligibility for licensure

Experience:

  • Two plus years of relevant experience preferred

Skills:

  • Knowledge of medical practice and care
  • Knowledge of examination, diagnostic, and treatment procedures
  • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions
  • Ability to assist in a variety of procedures and treatments
  • Ability to take and record vital signs
  • Ability to maintain records and record test results
  • Skill in developing and maintaining quality assurance
  • Skill in identifying and resolving problems
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to use good reasoning and judgment and to react calmly in emergency situations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, coworkers and the public
  • Ability to read, write, and effective oral and in written communication

Physical abilities:

  • Stand for extended periods of time; push, pull and reach; occasionally bend, sit, stoop and stretch
  • Have full range of body motion
  • Have the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity needed to operate a keyboard, telephone, calculator and medical equipment
  • Have a normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports
  • Occasionally lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds
  • Occasionally relocate to other office locations
  • Maintain current professional certification
  • Maintain a current and valid driver’s license

Job Responsibilities:

Manage pulmonary patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), on med-surge and telemetry floors, and Long Term Acute Care (in some locations) * ; Performs medical examinations using standard medical procedures under the direction of a physician * ; Observes, assesses and records symptoms, reactions and progress in patient charts * ; Demonstrates knowledge of pulmonary and critical care principles and practice protocols * ; Demonstrates the ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations and establish a leadership role in an emergency * ; Coordinate with physicians, extenders, nurses and other staff to improve patient care and outcomes * ; Demonstrates knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues and approaches in pulmonary science * ; Demonstrates the ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards * ; Demonstrates a working knowledge of medications, with their indications, contraindications, dosing, side effects and correct administration * ; Educates patients and/or families as to the nature of disease, provides instruction on proper care, self-management and treatment, and works with patient to develop an individualized care plan * ; Assists in educating residents on pulmonary and critical care topics * ; Follows practice policy in responding to patient communications * ; Maintains current BLS, ACLS, and other relevant certification(s) and awareness of related accreditation and certification requirements * ; Maintains strict confidentiality, and treats staff, physicians, visitors and patients with dignity and respect * ; Other duties as required

Required experience:

  • Critical Care experience preferred: 2 years

Required education:

  • Master's

Two positions available in Dallas area. Come be part of a winning team that provides world class patient care.

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Master's

License:

  • Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner