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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Flagstaff Primary Care Clinic

Company: Northern Arizona Healthcare
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: August 7, 2022

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The Advanced Practice Provider (APP), under the direction of the Attending Physician, will assist in providing medical and/or surgical care of the department patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. S/he assists the supervising provider in the management of patients, performing evaluations, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures. The APP reports all patient interactions to the supervising physician in support of providing quality, efficient, continuous and cost-effective patient care for NAH.

* Demonstrates knowledge of medical procedures and terminology.
* Consults with colleagues, supervising physicians, specialists, referral providers and other healthcare professionals.

Patient Care
* Collaborates with the provider and other health care professionals to provide health care across the continuum of care for assigned patients.
* Demonstrates the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs.
* Provides patient care (obtaining a health history, performing a detailed physical exam, creating a comprehensive assessment of the patient, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing pharmacological agents, treatments, and non-pharmacological therapies).
* Completes documentation of all evaluations, care, and services rendered in the EMR (within 24 hours of the time care was provided in the outpatient setting; from the time of discharge in the inpatient setting).
* Documents patient's response to the treatment plan; recommends changes as deemed necessary.
* Performs procedures under the supervision of the attending physician.
* Initiates emergency care in the inpatient and outpatient setting until the arrival of a physician.
* Orders referrals as necessary.
* Prepares patients for procedures including education, positioning, skin preparation and administration of local anesthetic and preparation of equipment.
* Prepares pre-admit orders for same day patients.
* Functions as a first or second assistant in the operating room (performing surgical exposure, surgical dissections, layer closure of wounds, harvesting of autologous graft materials).
* Completes discharge plans for both same day and in-hospital surgical patients.

Clinical Development
* Participates in performance improvement initiatives in support of practice improvement.
* Participates in the development of policies and procedures.
* Participates in healthcare quality committees.
* Participates in Quality Assurance programs; audits advanced practice healthcare techniques.
* Serves as first contact person for nursing staff, medical staff, social service, pastoral care, and other hospital departments regarding the management of service patients.

* Responsible for reporting any safety-related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety-related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner.
* Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employee's area of responsibility.
* If required for the position, ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates.
* Completes all company mandatory modules and required job-specific training in the specified time frame.

Master's of Science Degree in Physician Assistant- Required

Graduate from a university program approved by the Accreditation Review commission on education for the Physician Assistant and Nationally Certified as a Physicians Assistant- Required

Certificated and Licensure
Certification by NCCPA- Required

AZ State Licensure as Physician Assistant- Required

BLS (American Heart Association)- Required

ACLS- Required if practicing in Hospital setting

Fingerprint Clearance Card application number- Required upon hire

Fingerprint Clearance Card- Required within 90 days of hire

Healthcare is a rapidly changing environment and technology is integrated into almost all aspects of patient care. Computers and other electronic devices are utilized across the organization and throughout each department. Colleagues must have an understanding of computers, and competence in using computers and basic software programs.

Keywords: Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff , Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Flagstaff Primary Care Clinic, Healthcare , Flagstaff, Arizona

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