Intensivist

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/01/17
Saint Louis, MO
Healthcare IT
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/01/17

Responsibilities

Clinical Patient Management – Tele-ICU

♦   Typical Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

-          Evaluate and treat new adult admissions and intervene to prevent further deterioration.

-          Diagnose and stabilize critically ill medical and surgical patients with impending or active organ failure (respiratory, cardiac, neurologic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, hematologic, renal, etc.) or life-threatening electrolyte and acid-base disturbances, or poisonings

-          Initiate advanced cardiac life support until the code team arrives, then supervise and support the code team.

-          Use data from appropriate monitoring devices to titrate therapy in the ICU.

-          Initiate, manage, and wean patients from mechanical ventilation using a variety of techniques and ventilators.

-          Act as the ICU team leader where appropriate and increase the clinical skill of ICU nurse practitioners, nurses and ancillary personnel in caring for critically ill patients.

-          Institute best practices

-          Respond to patient alarms and alerts

-          Proactively communicate changes in patient status to the appropriate physician(s)

-          Effectively communicate with members of the tele-ICU team in a collegial manner to provide safe and error-free care during routine care and emergent conditions.

 

Administrative

♦   Participate in the educational programs for the critical care unit personnel as well as the medical staff.

♦   Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care as requested by the director or designee.

 

Qualifications

♦   Graduation from an accredited School of Medicine

♦   Board Certification or eligibility in Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine or Anesthesia or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine or Anesthesia.

♦   Ability to obtain state medical license in all states where services are provided as well as current Federal Drug Enforcement Agency license and state controlled substance license.

♦   Ability to obtain staff privileges at all the hospitals for which coverage is being provided.

♦   Current ACLS certification.

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