Location Address:601 E. Altamont, Altamonte Springs, FL
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Part Time, Nights (flexibility required)
You Will Be Responsible For:
Under administrative and physician guidance the Physician Assistant (PA) will provide comprehensive primary care services, acute care services, and extended care services in medicine for individuals and their families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, physical exams, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health, and write prescriptions. Will have prescriptive authority in the state of Florida under a practice agreement with a supervising physician. Supports the quality of care, coordination of care and throughput of patients who have acute coronary disease, have undergone surgical or interventional procedures in the hospital with primary focus on clinical services. Responsible for coordinating delivery of patient care in collaboration with the Cardiovascular Surgeons and Cardiologists. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
What You Will Need:
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Current State of Florida State Physician Assistant license
Physician Assistants-Certified (PA-C)
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduate from a Physician Assistant program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), the successor program to CAAHEP
Experience in cardiovascular acute care; examples of this include, but are not limited to: Cardiac Surgery ICU, Cardiac Cath Lab, Cardiac Surgery Operating Room and Heart and Lung Transplant
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Masters in health-related field
Management of patients both pre- and post-implantation for Ventricular Assist Devices and Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Management of patients undergoing Trans catheter Valve procedures
Public speaking experience
Published in peer reviewed journals
Research involving Acute Coronary disease states
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Strong interpersonal skills, excellent conflict resolution and communication skills required
Ability to multi-task on a variety of tasks and projects
Competent with electronic order entry and documentation within the Electronic Health Records
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
Advanced Heart Failure Patient Population
Assess patient health status through physical exam reviews patient history, diagnostic tests and procedures and review labs and other critical data.
Diagnose acute and chronic conditions affecting all organs systems.
Initiate orders for medications, laboratory, and other diagnostic testing and medical treatments on appropriate forms.
Prescribe interventions and performs therapeutic measures to ensure the appropriate individualized plan of care is implemented. Apply knowledge of age-specific needs i.e.: pediatric adolescents, adult and geriatric patients related to plan of care interventions and patient responses to care.
Perform interventions in accordance with the patient’s care plan to include, but not limited to pulling chest tubes, pulling pacing wires, insertion of intravenous lines according to scope of practice and draining fluid from lung spaces and tissue as needed and according to credentials.
Attend medical rounds with surgeon, and pharmacist. Coordinate treatment plan with other caregivers.
Lead efforts to reduce waste and promote efficient processes within the inpatient hospital environment particularly cardiovascular care. This includes leading, developing and enthusiastically engaging in performance improvement projects such as length of stay, reducing in complications including infections and stroke as well as renal injury post procedure/surgery. All midlevel providers must lead one performance improvement project per year relating to cardiovascular.
Write and/or dictate progress notes, procedure notes, history and physical examination, transfers/discharge summaries in accordance with medical policies.
Evaluate the processes and outcomes to enhance the delivery of excellent, cost-effective health care
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