Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Urgent Care - Wautoma
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POST DATE 8/7/2020
END DATE 8/24/2020
Aurora Health Care
JOB DESCRIPTIONHOW YOU LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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 urgent care setting.
Evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages acute patients within an urgent care setting for the majority of work shift.
Acts as the primary patient 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, preoperative plans, discharge planning, and provider referrals.
Orders, performs, and interprets procedures and diagnostic tests or studies, in the field of clinical specialty trained and within advanced practice provider scope and licensure, 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, and biopsies.
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 within advanced practice provider scope and licensure 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.
LICENSE & 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.
EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Physician Assistant.
Master's Degree in Nursing.
EXPERIENCE Preferred experience
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.
AT AURORA HEALTH CARE
We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives including your own.
Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.