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Job Opening Summary

For inpatient assignment, assists the attending physician in the care and management of patients on inpatient units within the hospital. This includes making patient rounds, contributing to the decisions for daily care, writing orders, interacting with consultants and facilitating and coordinating the scheduling of therapeutic and diagnostic tests and procedures. Will make frequent bedside visits to assess the status of patients and direct care accordingly. May also see patients in the clinic environment. For Emergency Department assignment, assists the Emergency Department physicians in the comprehensive medical care of the patient in the Emergency Department, the chest pain observation unit and any role the supervisory physician deems appropriate and consistent with applicable law, hospital regulation and licensure and clinical privileges. The incumbent will consult with the supervisory physician to determine the most appropriate care for patients. Acute care ARNP or PA required. For clinic assignment, under supervision of an attending physician, this position will provide diagnostic and therapeutic health care coverage for patients which will include, but not be limited to, taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, coordinating lab tests, diagnostic studies, prescribing medications and providing assistance to the patient regarding a plan of treatment and education. Other duties may include sharing call hours, phone coverage and seeing admitted patients within the hospital. For ICU assignment, assists the attending ICU physician in the care and management of patients. This includes making patient rounds, contributing to the decisions for daily care, writing orders, interacting with consultants and facilitating and coordinating the scheduling of therapeutic and diagnostic tests and procedures. Will make frequent bedside visits to assess the status of patients and direct care accordingly. Acute care ARNP or PA required.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited physician assistant program.

Credentialing:

  • Must meet requirements set forth by the Medical Staff Office to obtain and retain privileges to practice as a physician assistant within UF Health Shands Hospital and/or the Shands UF HealthCare network, as applicable.

Additional Requirements Specific Area or Specialty -/- Additional Requirements:

Adult ICUs -/

  • – PA-C required. ICU experience preferred.
  • Emergency Medicine -/

  • – PA-C required. Emergency medicine experience preferred.
  • Pediatric ICU -/

  • – PA-C required.
  • Neonatal ICU -/

  • – NNP or PNP-AC required. NICU experience preferred.
  • Surgical/Operative Adult -/

  • – PA-C required.
  • Adult Clinic/Primary Care -/

  • – PA-C required.
  • Pediatric Clinic/Primary Care -/

  • – PA-C required.
  • Nurse Midwife -/

  • – CNM or APRN with Florida license to practice midwifery required.
  • Psychology/Psychiatry -/

  • – PA-C required.

Licensure/Certification/Registration:

  • Current and clear license (or eligible to be licensed) as a physician assistant (PA) in the state of Florida.
  • BLS is required.

Shift hours: Varies

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