Mid-Level Providers (Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) are licensed advanced health care providers who report to the Deputy Medical Manager and are clinically supervised by the Medical Director. The PA/NP may be assigned to treat Children in one of the following settings: Intake and Assessment, Triage Clinic, Daily Living, Treatment Authorization, (TAR), Audit. The PA/NP is responsible for managing health care of children within the shelter in accordance with contract, State, County and Federal rules and regulations.
- Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant school
- Unrestricted license in the state of service
- Fluent in English and Spanish (speak, read, and write)
- Minimum of three years clinical experience as a PA/NP working in pediatrics or adolescent medicine
- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical Management System software.
- Excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills
- Clean criminal background check Clean Child Abuse and Neglect (CA/N) or child protective services check
- Current national certification in specialty area such as NCCPA, AANP or ANCC
- Have and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 2 years of experience in emergency medicine
- The PA/NP supports the Shelter medical functions and will treat children within these settings.
- Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physicals of children
- Performs standard medical care for all children such as: Intake assessment of health status, Initial Medical Examination (IME), disease diagnosis, plan of care development, treatment modalities, monitoring, request necessary tests and evaluation of children’s health status.
- Conducts rounds and refers children as needed to a specialist or hospital ER
- Screens for tuberculosis, pregnancy and other contagious disease
- Recommends appropriate isolation as needed to protect health of child and others
- Oversees or administers vaccinations
- Interpretation and analyze laboratory results sign results enter into database
- Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities for children as needed
- Facilitates the children’s transition within and between health care settings (e.g. Observation, Isolation, Intake, and/or Daily Living)
- Coordinates with Pharmacist as needed
- Assists with coordination of local hospitals to determine local capabilities, coordinate transfer to higher level of acuity care, stabilization, monitoring and arrange final disposition of children.
- Documents accurately in medical records, medication administration record, SharePoint, and other databases according to training guidelines
- Receives / renders shift report to outgoing / incoming shift
- Serves as a resource to the medical personnel
- Educates children on disease process, medication regimen, and healthy lifestyle choices
- Timely SIR and TAR documentation
- Other duties as assigned