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Job Summary:

The Advanced Practice Provider is an independent health care provider who coordinates care through collaboration with the attending Physician,

The PA or APN provides care in accordance with the objectives policies and procedures of the practice and the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee,

The main function of this role is to provide consistent, high-quality perioperative/postoperative care for all surgery patients,

The APP will be expected to function as an active member of the surgery patient care team,

Responsibilities include surgical first assisting, perioperative/postoperative management, hospital rounds on inpatients, and emergency room consultations,

The APP will be expected to work to the full extent of their licensure with an emphasis on supervised autonomy,

Essential Functions:

Perform history and physical examinations in preparation for surgical procedures,

Order appropriate laboratory, radiologic and special diagnostic tests and interpret and report to surgical team,

The APP may be asked to see emergent consults in the ED and when appropriate treat conditions within the scope of the APP s practice and experience,

Communication of complicated surgical emergencies and appropriate preparation for surgery will also be expected,

Assist with inpatient daily rounds as assigned,

This can include wound dressing changes, daily physical exams, and addressing any concerns of the patients on the service,

Thoroughly explains procedures to patients prior to testing

Perform appropriate interpretation of laboratory/diagnostic testing

Responsible for discharging patients in collaboration with the attending

Demonstrates strong organizational skills, communicates effectively and demonstrates time management

There will be cross-coverage of the critical care unit as needed

Performs duties independently and coordinates care with the bedside nurse, attending physician, and other consulting providers,

Compassionately interacts with patients across different areas of care

As Lead APP on the team, create monthly team schedule, assist in filling gaps, assist with payroll, assist with providing team educational opportunities, will be an active member of the APP Practice Council and various hospital committees

Job Requirements:

Acute care certification preferred

2 years acute care hospital experience preferred

Current PA certification

Current NJ state license, CDS and DEA

Current BLS/ACLS required

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