Intermountain Healthcare Physician Asst - Transplant Hepatology - Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah
Greater Salt Lake area
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This position is accountable for the provision of patient care and other activities as permitted by licensure and defined within Credentialing and Privileging documentation (hospital), Credentialing and Scope of Practice (Medical Group), Delegation of Services Agreement (DOPL) or other similar documentation as appropriate. As part of that patient care, this position is accountable to: deliver optimal patient care through effective clinical practice; education of the patient, patient's family, clinical staff, and others; consultation with other healthcare providers; and maintain current knowledge regarding options for optimal patient care and outcomes.
Essential Job Duties
Position Specific Duties:
- This position is accountable for the provision of patient care and other duties as permitted by licensure and defined within Credentialing and Privileging documentation (hospital), Credentialing and Scope of Practice (Medical Group), Consultation and Referral Plan (NP), Delegation of Services Agreement (PA) (DOPL) or other similar documentation as appropriate.
- Perform patient assessment to obtain a complete and accurate record of the patient's clinical information and medical symptoms. Order tests and exams to obtain additional information needed to ensure proper and complete care of patient.
- Based on assessment, diagnose patient needs and determine a plan of care. Interpret patient care tests and exams to obtain needed information to guide care.
- Provide for the treatment of the patient (and oversee the treatment provided by others) including appropriate prescriptive practice to achieve optimal clinical outcomes for the patient. Utilize advanced specialty knowledge to ensure that the care provided is appropriate, effective, timely, and cost efficient.
- Perform diagnostic, therapeutic and/or procedural care as defined by Scope of Practice.
- Appropriate and timely documentation of clinical care. Code and bill accurately per established protocol and procedure. Ensure that records are detailed and complete, and comply with related standards and regulations.
- Conduct and/or coordinate education to increase the knowledge of patient, patient family, and others. Providing appropriate instruction based on patient needs to support the continuum of care.
- Train other staff in areas of clinical expertise. Provides teaching of students as appropriate to increase their clinical knowledge and ensure safe patient care.
- Stay abreast of current trends in healthcare practice and participate in continuing medical education to ensure optimal clinical knowledge and effective patient care skill.
- Coordinates and collaborates patient care efforts with other care providers.
- Communicates clinical information timely, accurately, thoroughly, and appropriately to other providers of patient care.
- May collaborate with other care providers in the effective sharing of practice expertise.
- May participate in research and utilizes evidence-based practice to promote quality patient care, protocol development, care process model development, and best practice standards for assigned patient population.
- Supports professional development through research processes.
This position currently focuses primarily on outpatient patient care. The job description below includes inpatient and outpatient care as this job may be subject to change, however current expectations of the job would be focused on outpatient duties.
- Care for Liver Failure/Pre and Post-Transplant Patients in an inpatient/outpatient setting. These duties include but are not limited to: Perform complete, detailed and accurate histories/physical exams, review patient records to develop comprehensive medical status reports, order laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies. Record pertinent data in acceptable medical form.
- Make medical diagnoses and institute therapy or referrals. Arrange hospital admissions and discharges at the direction of the Supervising Physician; perform hospital rounds and record appropriate patient progress notes; accurately and appropriately transcribe and execute specific orders at the direction of the Supervising Physician; compile detailed narrative and case summaries.
- Triage of sick patients.
- Appropriate follow-up of ordered laboratory and diagnostic studies.
- Prescription refills.
- Outpatient position is 4 ten hour shifts, no weekends or holidays.
- On call duties – currently none but possible in future. An inpatient position is 4 ten hours shift with rotating weekends and holidays. If future program needs require some inpatient cross coverage there may be rotating weekend and holiday requirement in the future but this is not the current job expectation.
- Entry Rate: DOE
- Benefits Eligible: Yes
- Shift Details: 4 ten hour shifts, no weekends or holidays.
- Department: Liver Transplant at Intermountain Medical Center
- Current state license as a Physician Assistant.
- Eligible for state Controlled Substance License II through V.
- Eligible for Federal DEA Certificate II through V.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for healthcare providers.
- Other certification as required (e.g. ACLS, PALS, TNCC, NRP).
- Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.
- Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.
- Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.
- Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.
- Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).
- May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.
- Masters degree or higher.
- Applicable certification from a recognized certifying organization such as the National Commission of Physician Assistants.
- Applicable experience as defined by position leadership.
All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Working Hours 40
Primary Work Location Intermountain Medical Center
Expertise Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant
Job Type Full Time