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Job Summary:

The Advanced Practice Provider is responsible for performing duties independently following established and standardized procedures and methods referring questionable situations to physician. The NP/PA provides primary health care through assessment, diagnosis, clinical judgment and management to restore, maintain and improve the health status of patients. In addition, the NP/PA is responsible for reporting identified safety issues such as hazardous environments (i.e.damaged floors/walls/ceiling tiles/unsecured areas) and medical errors.

Job Requirements( APN/NP):

  • Must have active NP RNFA or a PA.
  • Someone who can be in the OR.
  • Master s degree in Nursing required.
  • Registered Professional Nurse with current NJ state license; CDS and DEA.
  • CPR certification.
  • NP Certification.
  • Three to five years of work experience as a professional nurse.

Job Requirements (Physician Assistant):

  • Physician Assistant Certification,
  • Registration & Licensure by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners/ Physician Assistant Advisory
  • Basic Life Support (BLS);
  • Advanced Life Support (ACLS)

Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct clinical services for surgical patients according to established protocols and evidence-based clinical practice standards under the supervision of attending physicians.
  • Perform patient admission evaluation to include: obtaining basic medical information and history, reviewing patient’s medical record, performing physical exam, documenting findings into electronic medical record, and reporting deviations from normal findings to the attending physician.
  • Assess patient for change in status and institute appropriate interventions. Initiate necessary emergency interventions to stabilize patient.
  • Collaborate with and perform daily rounds with the resident and attending physician teams.
  • Examine pre and post-operative patients, perform comprehensive examination, complete patient assessment based on findings; implement treatment plan for pre and post-operative management in collaboration with the supervising physician; document in medical record.
  • Utilize prescriptive privileges as allowed by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. Document all prescriptions in patient’s medical record.
  • First Assist in performing surgical procedures consistent with standards of care.
  • Collaborate with social work, case management and physician advisors for maximum efficiency of patient s hospital stay and discharge planning
  • Provide patients & families with information related to post-discharge home care & other pertinent education.
  • Role model the Medical Center s mission, vision and values through conduct, appearance, communication, culture of respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the use of AIDET.
  • Inpatient hospital based role.

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