Provides complex care coordination and advanced care (i.e. complex monitoring, therapies and high intensity medical and surgical interventions) to patients with complex, acute, critical and chronic health conditions in collaboration with or under the clinical supervision of a physician. Responsible for the patient evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis, and prescribing of appropriate medical and therapeutic measures. Works autonomously as well as in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists and social workers to diagnose and manage patient care. 85% or more of this job's practice is based within an inpatient hospital setting assigned to one or more inpatient departments.
Evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages acute and critical patients within an inpatient hospital setting for the majority of work shift.
Acts as the primary patient and physician contact. Works one-on-one with the physician to facilitate access to the specialty team for the patient. Provides for continuity of care by ensuring smooth transitions between care settings and tracks patient along the care continuum including post-discharge.
Provides clinical direction to nursing staff regarding the continued care of patients. Follows through with nursing staff to ensure patient receives recommended care.
Prescribes, recommends and regulates pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies across multiple care settings, including controlled medications that are warranted by patient's diagnosis or changing medical condition.
Provides complex care coordination, which includes managing a variety of ancillary services, pre-operative plans, discharge planning, and provider referrals.
Orders, performs, and interprets procedures and diagnostic tests or studies, in the field of clinical specialty trained and determined competent by a physician, to manage simple conditions such as those produced by infection or trauma, as well as to assist in the management of more complex illness and injury. Examples could include: injections, immunizations, suturing, wound care, bone marrow aspirations, biopsies and harvesting, spinal taps, thoracentesis, and paracentesis.
Counsels, instructs and educates patients on physical and mental health including: diet, preventive health measures, health behaviors, self-care skills, disease, treatment options, and normal growth and development.
Interprets and evaluates patient data as authorized by a physician for the purpose of determining management and treatment of patients. Consults with physician as appropriate.
Adjusts patient care plan by reviewing and monitoring treatments and therapy plans.
Prepares, dictates and signs patient care plans and summaries of patient care. Maintains records according to established standards and guidelines.Scheduled Hours
Weekend rotation, holiday rotation. Shifts could be day, PM or NOC
Licenses & Certifications
Physician Assistant license issued by the state in which the caregiver practices.
Physician Assistant (PA-C) certification issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the caregiver practices, and
Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber license issued by the state of Wisconsin, and
Nurse Practitioner (ANCC) certification issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or
Nurse Practitioner (AANP) certification issued by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). May obtain within 6 months based on department discretion.
Bachelor's Degree in Physician Assistant.
Master's Degree in Nursing.
Required Functional Experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated high level of clinical proficiency, and excellent decision-making skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective member of a health care team. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively collaborate with and establish/build relationships with others. Proven organizational skills and ability to prioritize effectively.