The Critical Care AP manages the critical care related problems and diagnoses patients assigned by the Intensivist. The Critical Care AP will also assist and perform procedures in the ICU, under the supervision of the Intensivist.
The incumbent will provide continuing and holistic healthcare service to individuals and families; help with all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatments and consultations; and perform the important task of educating patients about preventative care and prescribed treatments.
Possess ability to work independently/autonomously and interdependently with other health care professionals; have extensive patient assessment skills using diagnostic methods and instruments and possess ability to develop appropriate plan of care, modifying as indicated.
The NP PA will work with a high level of autonomy as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians, fellows, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians and transplant coordinators.
Must have year of experience in a medical clinic or hospital is preferred; strong written and oral communication skills are required, and must have demonstrated skill in working collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team.
Work with our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, NP, PAs in managing care of adult and pediatric Cardiac Surgery and ventricular/cardiac assist device and heart and lung transplant patients in hospital (70 %) and clinic (30%) settings.
The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant has advanced health assessment and decision-making skills, prepared through a formal educational program that meets criteria established by the profession.
As an Advanced Practitioner, you will work in an environment that promotes the Core Values of integrity, teamwork, service, quality and innovation enjoying a sustainable career with programs consistently staffed to levels that facilitate a manageable workload for our hospital teams.
The primary function of this position will be to provide patient care support to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Intensivist Physicians via assisting with oversight of the 12 bed Critical Care Step-down Unit on 5 South.