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.
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.
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
Two positions available in Dallas area. Come be part of a winning team that provides world class patient care.
Job Type: Full-time