Advanced Practice Professional-Neurosurgery,Pediatrics -85001

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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/23/2016

University Health Associates Morgantown, WV

Company
University Health Associates
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
16-0169
AJE Ref #
576207626
Location
Morgantown, WV
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE &CODE:

ADVANCED PRACTICE PROFESSIONALS Neurosurgery, Pediatrics

Job Code: Nurse Practitioner (85001) or Physician Assistant (85101)

DEPARTMENT:

Department of Neurosurgery

REPORTS TO:

Administrator, Faculty Supervisor/Department Director, Chairman of Neurosurgery

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt







POSITION SUMMARY:



The Advanced Practice Professional (APP) has coordination and clinical skills required for the comprehensive management of pediatric neurosurgery patients, (including biological, social and psychological assessments). The APP coordinates involvement of medical specialty teams necessary to develop a comprehensive plan for the patient, and reviews the plan of care with the other members of the clinical team, participates in directing that care, performs diagnostic/therapeutic procedures and coordinates discharge planning and or ambulatory care (as applicable). The APP participates in the education of residents and medical/nursing students.



PROVIDE HEALTHCARE SERVICES CONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSING OR CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY AND/OR HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES, WHERE APPLICABLE. SUCH SERVICE MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO.



































MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR NURSE PRACTITIONER:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Graduate of a CCNE accredited nursing program with Master s Degree in Nursing

2.

National Certification by one of the recognized APRN Certification Centers

3.

Licensure or eligibility for licensure, as a professional Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in

West Virginia.

4.

BLS Certification required with additional Advanced Life Support training at the discretion of the department.

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Eligible new graduates will be considered.



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

APRNs requesting to be privileged as First Assists in peri-operative services will be required to complete an ANOR approved CNOR Certificate program and obtain a passing grade on CNOR certification exam.

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Acute care or pediatric neurosurgery experience preferred.





MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Bachelor s Degree as Physician Assistant.

2.

Graduate of an ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant (PA) training program required.

3.

Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants required.

4.

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the WV Board of Medicine.

5.

BLS Certification required with additional Advanced Life Support training at the discretion of the department.

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Eligible new graduates will be considered.



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Master s level degree as Physician Assistant preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Acute care or pediatric neurosurgery experience preferred.



CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Manages comprehensive and individualized care for pediatric neurosurgery patients and their families in the inpatient phase of hospitalization and immediate post discharge, and/or ambulatory setting.

2.

Completes daily rounds; consults and/or pre-procedure/evaluations (as applicable).

3.

Completes integrated assessments.

4.

With the collaboration of pediatric neurosurgery faculty or by following established clinical Guidelines and Protocols, orders additional tests or consults as deemed appropriate.

5.

Performs and communicates results of diagnostic tests following established clinical guidelines and scope of practice.

6.

Consults and communicates with hospital and/or ambulatory staff regarding abnormal findings in the evaluations of patients.

7.

Performs succinct comprehensive clinical evaluations and documents findings in medical record.

8.

Facilitates patient admissions/discharges by coordinating appropriate services and tests necessary (as applicable).

9.

Develops a comprehensive individualized plan of care for pediatric neurosurgery patients, which includes teaching, discharge planning (as applicable) and necessary referral to other members of the health care team as necessary.

10.

Demonstrates expertise in caring for patients across the age continuum of their educational experience and certification.

11.

Identifies unstable or complex pediatric neurosurgery patient care situations and facilitates appropriate intervention in the clinic and/or hospital setting.

12.

Recognizes emergency situations and initiates effective emergency care.

13.

Evaluates pediatric neurosurgery patients and serves as a coordinator for follow up procedures and tests in the ambulatory setting (as applicable).

14.

Assists in the collection of outcome measures (as applicable).

15.

Demonstrates critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision making by the identification, evaluation and management of the individual needs of patients/families.

16.

Demonstrates the ability to utilize equipment in a safe manner.

17.

Bases decisions made/actions taken on the relevant scientific principles, established standards of care and/or research findings.

18.

Utilizes teaching/learning theory and appropriate teaching strategies in the provision of education to nursing staff, hospital staff, students, patients, families and the community.

19.

Promotes an environment that facilitates learning by responding to appropriate patient/family preferences, priorities and readiness to learn.

20.

Updates own knowledge base throughout the year.

21.

Completes all identified clinical competencies.

22.

Serves as a resource person for staff caring for the pediatric neurosurgery patient.

23.

Provides educational programs to professional and paraprofessional personnel in area of expertise.

24.

Participates in community programs, distribution of literature, as appropriate in area of expertise.

25.

Documents the plan of care, interventions and evaluations in a clear and concise manner for every patient visit in the patient s medical record following approved hospital/UHA policies and compliance standards for documentation.

26.

Collaborates with other leaders and staff to effectively achieve patient outcome based improvements in care.

27.

Provides leadership in the development and implantation of changes in the pediatric neurosurgery practice that positively impact patient outcomes.

28.

Works collaboratively with medical and nursing staff to facilitate creative problem solving and provide professional support.

29.

Participates and initiates inter-disciplinary approaches to patient care, program development and education. Serves as a professional role model.

30.

Promotes and practices innovation of the expanded role in the delivery of care to pediatric neurosurgery patients and families throughout the inpatient hospitalization, and the ambulatory setting.

31.

Participates and provides leadership for committees and task forces.

32.

Documents hours and submits billing reports, as appropriate.

33.

Reviews and interprets pediatric neurosurgery data from sources such as patient registries, clinical and financial reports, length of stay, access to care, and cost per case reports and recommends/implements changes as