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Job #9242633
Advanced Practice Provider - Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery
Neurosurgical Associates of Abington
Full-Time
Neurosurgical Associates of Abington - Abington
Abington Hospital - 1 Widener, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
Responsibilities:
The advanced practice provider (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant) within the acute care hospital setting works in collaboration with and is an integral member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The APP provides comprehensive care on the inpatient Neurosurgery service.

Assessment & Management:
  • Performs complete history and physicals, and documents in the medical record.
  • Orders and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures, where indicated.
  • The APP may serve as the first responder for both nursing and house staff in the event of patient status changes and orders and in situations requiring procedural and resuscitative interventions.
  • Assesses for risks associated with the care of the acute and complex chronically ill patient, including medication side effects, immobility, impaired nutrition, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, immunocompetence, invasive interventions and diagnostic procedures.

Diagnosis:
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary healthcare team in making diagnoses of acute and complex chronic conditions.
  • Manages diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance and supervision.
  • Formulates differential diagnoses by priority.
  • Diagnoses complications and orders appropriate interventions.

Formulates Plan of Care:
  • Identifies expected outcomes from diagnosis, and formulates and documents a plan of care to address complex acute and chronic healthcare needs.
  • Utilizes evidence-based practice guidelines and protocols in an individualized, dynamic plan of care that can be applied across the continuum.
  • Implements and modifies plan of care.
  • Prescribes diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions.
  • May perform advanced procedures consistent with privileges and competency validation.

Communication and Collaboration:
  • Maintains ongoing communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Facilitates and communicates with patient, family and staff to promote continuity of care across the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.

Documentation:
  • Documents/dictates key components of patient's progress via daily progress note, transfer and discharge summary, and/or clinic note where applicable (H&P, daily progress notes, plan of care, problem lists, procedure notes, acute event note, discharge summaries, in medical record per specific patient unit or service, death summary).
  • Documentation is timely, meets acute care compliance standards and captures patient acuity.

Professional Practice:
  • Demonstrates professional practice behaviors, including preceptor/mentoring, education and instruction of graduate students.
  • Seeks opportunities for active engagement in research and the analysis of evidence-based practice.
  • Actively participates in Advance Practice Grand Rounds and specialty-specific meetings.
  • Maintains CEUs and membership in a professional organization.

Physician Assistant Requirements:
  • Current license as a Physician Assistant by Pennsylvania Board of Medicine.
  • Valid, unrestricted federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number.
  • 1-3 years of experience as a Physician Assistant in inpatient/outpatient setting, preferably critical care and/or neurology.
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health is an equal opportunity employer, and our policy prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
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Benefits Overview

Beyond a great professional environment, Abington – Jefferson Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to full and part-time employees. A few highlights include medical, dental, sick time, vacation and holiday specialty certifications, discount parking, direct deposit, credit union, on-site childcare and more!

View more details.