** FULL TIME/VARIABLE SHIFTS **
The Physician Assistant (inpatient) will deliver care at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas as part of a joint venture with the University of Texas Medical Center. Responsible for daily management of assigned patients on the hematology-oncology APP inpatient service, to include but not be limited to general hematology-oncology patients, such as those admitted to receive chemotherapy, fever and neutropenia, sickle cell pain crisis, or those requiring a stem cell transplant. Direct patient care responsibilities include admission history and physical examination, orders, and documentation. Other responsibilities include responding to changes in patient condition and/or nursing concerns, patient and family education, referrals to sub-specialists, and coordination of care including follow up appointments. Excellent team dynamic with support for growth and professional development. Resilience and flexibility is key to success in this role.
• Graduate of a Master’s degree or higher Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician (ARC-PA) accredited Physician Assistant program.
Certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification required.
Licensed by the Texas Physician Assistant Board.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications accredited by the American Heart Association based on UT Southwestern policy for Advanced Practice Providers.
One year Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Hematology Oncology experience preferred
1. Responsible for daily management of assigned patients on the hematology-oncology APP inpatient service. Specific responsibilities include admission history and physical examination, admission orders, daily interval history and physical examination, daily progress note, discharge orders and completion of the discharge summary.
2. Other responsibilities include responding to changes in patient condition and/or nursing concerns, patient and family education, referrals to sub-specialists, and coordination of care including follow up appointments.
3. The types of patients will include general hematology-oncology patients, such as those admitted to receive chemotherapy, fever and neutropenia, sickle cell pain crisis, etc. Patients may also include stem cell transplant patients once APP is trained in cross covering the stem cell transplant population.
4. Advanced Practice Providers will utilize telemedicine platforms approved by the organization to extend the reach of their expertise and to increase access to care for patients and families as indicated by their division/department.
5. Conducts and documents comprehensive initial and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.
6. Synthesizes data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate the patient plan of care, including ordering and interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic studies/results.
7. Demonstrates proficiency in technical/procedural skills, as appropriate based on specialty and training.
8. Provides relevant management, referrals, counseling, and education to patients, families and caregivers related to current care and preventive health measures.
9. Facilitates/participates in quality related initiatives through planned group processes, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings, to improve clinical and system practice performance.
10. Collaborates in research projects and protocols; and routinely applies evidence based best practices to patient care.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES OF POSITION
•Accuracy and ability to exercise considerable judgement. Ability to maintain current customer service, clinical, and technical skills.
• Ability to identify opportunities and provide suggestions for improvements in departmental policy, procedures, and protocols.
• Proficient use of EMR in the delivery of care Working Conditions • Work is performed primarily in a clinical environment. The incumbent may be exposed to body fluids and infectious diseases.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of Vice President for Human Resources Administration or his/her designee.
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