Physician Assistant : Front Line Ordering Clinician : Pediatric Critical Care - (philadelphia,
Posted: Saturday, February 3, 2018 5:02 PM
Job Summary 13;
Under the supervision of an attending physician, the Front Line Ordering Clinician (FLOC) Physician Assistant is responsible for the direct care and follow:up of a population of patients that matches his/her scope of practice and skill set. This care is delivered in defined inpatient and hospital:outpatient areas. The components of the role include clinical practice, consultation, professional development, education, and research. The PAs in these roles may be required to have acute/critical care education. The appropriate education will be determined by the scope of the role in a particular practice area. The clinical portion of this role will require increased level of accountability including managing a cohort of high acuity patients. In addition to managing patient care, the FLOC PA may be required to utilize invasive interventions and procedures to promote physiologic stability. The role will also include off:shift responsibility. The off shift rotation schedule may include days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays and will be determined by the clinical needs of the practice environment.
The Critical Care Advanced Practice Providers practice within our 55:bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. This is a multidisciplinary unit that provides care for infants, children and adolescents who become critically ill or injured. Equipped with advanced technology, our multidisciplinary team improves survival, speeds recovery, minimizes disability and relieves pain and suffering in a caring and respectful manner.
Conditions that commonly cause critical illness and injury include:
:Extensive surgery and organ transplant
The Critical Care Advanced Practice Providers also practice in our Progressive Care Unit he Progressive Care Unit (PCU) which is a 24:bed unit on 7 Northeast, under the umbrella of Critical Care. It is designed to meet the acute and chronic needs of medically fragile children who may require technology as they transition along the continuum of care. Our patients come to us as they graduate from CHOPs NICU, PICU, and CICU. We also care for children who are referrals from other facilities, and when patients that we have already sent home become acutely ill, we have a place for them here.
Job Responsibilities 13;
:Assesses the complex acute, critical and chronically ill patient for urgent and emergent conditions. Uses relevant data to evaluate for physiologic instability. Utilizes the data to formulate a plan of care.
:Performs therapeutic interventions to stabilize acute and critical health problems. Specific interventions are listed in the Scope of Practice Document and approved as a part of the credentialing/privileging process.
:Analyzes the indications, contraindications, risk of complications and cost:benefits of therapeutic interventions.
:Manages the plan of care through evaluation, modification and documentation according to the patients response to therapy. Manages changes in condition with a focus on optimizing the patient outcomes.
:Incorporates health promotion, health protection and injury prevention measures into the plan of care within the context of the complex acute, critical and chronic illness.
:Facilitates the patients transitions between and within health care settings.
:Serves as an educational resource to the patient/family, nursing staff, and provider team. Acts as a consultant to multidisciplinary health care team members.
:Participates in scholarly activities including research and education. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate educational offerings. Participates in the professional development of others. Acts as a preceptor and mentor to support the development of nurses, nurse practition
• Location: South Jersey
• Post ID: 52909042 newjersey