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Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner NP/Physician Assistant PA, Weekend Nights/Days - Acute Care

Company: Swedish Covenant Hospital
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner NP/Physician Assistant PA, Weekend Nights/DaysJOB SUMMARY

The Physician Assistant /Nurse Practitioner reflects the mission, vision, and values of Swedish Medical Group, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Physician Assistant /Nurse Practitioner functions as part of a multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentialing committee to provide high-quality, cost-effective advanced care to patients. The PA / NP is responsible for the health outcome of an assigned patient population and consults, confers, and collaborates as needed to ensure best patient outcomes.

This NP/PA role will cover weekend Night/Day shifts Fri/Sat/Sun. Shifts may vary between 7a-7p, 3p-3a, 6p-6a, 7p-7a. Night to Day shifts back to back will not be assigned on the same weekend.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Functions

Clinical

* Completes and documents an accurate history and physical examination of patients
* Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develops patient care plans
* Provides primary prevention strategies and management of chronic health problems.
* Orders and interprets tests, treatments, and therapies within the scope of practice
* Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices, and other home health aides or medication according to clinical privileges
* Provides clear, concise, and accurate information regarding patient care in the medical record
* Provides education to patients, families, and significant others using established education materials
* May provide other clinical duties within the scope of practice as directed under the emergency plan

Professional

* Advocates for patients, families, co-workers, the community and the health care profession
* Integrates evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making
* Participates in peer review and competency assessment activities
* Seeks experiences and formal and independent learning activities to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and knowledge
* Establishes an effective relationship with the collaborating physician Day to day patient contact/rounding/care management that actively encourages and includes professional input from all members of the patient care team.

PATIENT CARE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Day to day patient contact/rounding/care management that actively encourages and includes professional input from all members of the patient care team

* Partner with Hospital Services to Ensure that transition of care is seamless.
* Works in inpatient environment as a hospitalist.
* Working with case managers to ensure appropriate length of stay, efficient use of resources, and appropriate follow-up care. This includes supervision of planned discharges for appropriateness and timeliness.
* Assists with quality improvement activities as requested.
* Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.

QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

Nurse Practitioner:

Education:

* RN degree from an accredited school of nursing
* Advanced degree from an accredited school or college of nursing

Licensure and Certifications:

* Current license as a registered nurse
* Approved APRN board certification
* Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) license- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Skills:

* Preferred minimum 2-4 years' experience.
* Effective leadership skills
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Ability to work independently and collaboratively
* Demonstrated written and verbal communication and strong analytical skills
* Effective interaction to ensure the successful care of patients in the clinical care setting
* Documentation in the medical record to substantiate accurate billing

Physician Assistant

Education:

* Degree from an accredited physician assistant training program
* Master's level training preferred

Licensure and Certifications:

* Physician Assistant License

Current Certification as a physician assistant by the National Commission of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

ENVIRONMENT

* Possible exposure to chemicals, blood/body fluids, air-borne diseases.
* Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
* Requires standing and walking for prolonged periods of time.
* Occasionally lifts and carries item weighing in excess of fifty pounds.
* Requires normal visual acuity and hearing.
* Each employee is trained and is expected to observe all fire and safety procedures and blood born pathogen and hazard communications standards.
* Requires working under stress in emergency situations and during irregular hours.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification and the specific functions of the individual occupying the position of.

Qualifications

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

Physician's Assistant

Adv. Practice RN

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Qualifications

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

Physician's Assistant

Nurse Practitioner

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago , Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner NP/Physician Assistant PA, Weekend Nights/Days - Acute Care, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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