We, St Joseph's Health and Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.
To be world-renowned for passionate patient care and outstanding clinical outcomes.
In the spirit of good Stewardship, we heal by practicing Justice in fostering right relationships to promote common good, Reverence in honoring the dignity of every person, Excellence in expecting the best of ourselves and others; Integrity in being faithful to who we say we are.
The Pre-Admission Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner provides direct care functions including, but not limited to pre-operative history and physical exams, ordering medications and lab testing, and education of the patient and family in regards to pre-surgical assessment. Knowledge necessary to perform these functions include: skills in evaluating laboratory data, EKG, and diagnostic studies interpretation; skills in assessing, planning and implementing a plan of care in anticipation for surgery for patients and families, while collaborating with nursing staff, physicians and ancillary staff, practice protocols as designated in agreement with supervising/collaborating physician.
- We, St Joseph's Health and Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.
- To be world-renowned for passionate patient care and outstanding clinical outcomes.
Education, Training, Experience, Certification and Licensure:
- In the spirit of good Stewardship, we heal by practicing Justice in fostering right relationships to promote common good, Reverence in honoring the dignity of every person, Excellence in expecting the best of ourselves and others; Integrity in being faithful to who we say we are.
Work Environment and Hazards:
- Nurse Practitioner First Assist: Current New York State RN license; experience in pertinent areas of nursing practice; graduate of accredited Nurse Practitioner program; Master's Degree in Nursing preferred; National certification as Nurse Practitioner or active pursuit within one year.
- Physician Assistant: Graduate of accredited Physician Assistant program, Master's Degree preferred; National certification as Physician Assistant or eligible; current New York State PA license or eligible.
- DEA eligible
- Participates in orientation and continuing education and updates and maintains knowledge and skills related to specific areas of expertise as applicable, including but not limited to:
- Acute Care Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Care of the surgical patient
- Critical Care Medicine
- Clinical setting - Exposure Class I
Work Contact Group:
- Medium work: must be able to lift 25 pounds frequently; occasionally lifting maximum of 50 pounds. Will require ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, squat and reach.
- All services, employees, medical staff, patients, visitors, vendors and various regulatory and professional agencies.
- Medical Director/Supervising and Collaborating Physician.
Revised: May 2019General Performance Criteria: Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner General Performance CriteriaExpectationsExceedsMeetsBelow
Accumulates and documents a comprehensive health history from patient, family and other accessible sources.
Demonstrates knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Demonstrates use of advanced physical assessment skills.
Provides and documents a comprehensive physical examination.
Demonstrates knowledge of routine laboratory data.
Identifies patient problem and communicates with physician in a timely manner.
Functions as a patient/family advocate while meeting hospital responsibilities.
Maintains patient/family confidentiality.
Knows and demonstrates limits of practice.
Demonstrates clear communication skills while dealing with staff, physicians and colleagues.
Make age appropriate assessments of patient needs and/or problems.
Interacts with patient in an appropriate manner, sensitive to his/her stages of human development.
Actively participates in development of practice guidelines, hospital committees, and interacts with other staff members as appropriate.
Provides formal and/or informal in-services to nursing staff as appropriate.
Participates in active patient teaching relevant to patient's concerns/diagnoses including but not limited to preventative health maintenance issues.
Understands and conceptualized the role of the Nurse Practitioner while demonstrating an ability to inform the public and hospital staff regarding the role.
Acts as a liaison between patient, hospital staff, physician, and between nursing staff and physician.
Exhibits a commitment to teamwork.
Adheres to hospital confidentiality statement.Researcher
Participates in Performance Improvement and Monitoring.
Applies current concepts and findings from research and/or studies to practice
Original: September 1997
Revised: October 2009
Revised: July 2011
Revised: April 2012Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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