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Physician Assistant Intensivist KMH

Location: Kenmore, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Per Diem FTE: 0.100000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Work Schedule: Varied

Hours: 12 hour shifts, day or night coverage, as required

Summary:

The Physician Assistant/Intensivist is a healthcare provider who, working with the interdisciplinary health team, within his/her scope of practice is responsible for providing comprehensive care to ICU patients and patients with urgent needs in the hospital. This multifaceted role includes direct patient care, education, consultation, and research. Physician Assistant/Intensivist will be granted associated privileges by the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff.

Working under the supervision of the Intensivist Program Medical Director, the Physician Assistant/Intensivist will provide clinical care to critical patients. The job duties will also include providing emergent care and care upon request in the absence of the attending physician throughout the hospital. The Physician Assistant/Intensivist will utilize advanced clinical skills and knowledge to assess patients and manage all aspects of care, including ordering of diagnostic and the implementation of therapeutic procedures. He/she will communicate clinical issues to the attending physician on the team, submit orders according to standardized procedures/protocols, coordinate and schedule diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in collaboration with the Intensivist physician. The Physician Assistant/Intensivist will interact with interdisciplinary departments to coordinate services. The Physician Assistant/ Intensivist will work collaboratively with members of the Medicine Department to ensure that continuity of care is maintained between inpatient care and referring physicians. The Physician Assistant/Intensivist will support/educate clinical nursing staff regarding patient goals and treatment strategies.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • Graduate of an accredited School for Physician Assistants required
  • Maintenance of certification required
  • Meets credentialing requirements as appropriate through the Medical Staff Office required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • FCCS certification through the Society of Critical Care Medicine

EXPERIENCE
  • Previous Clinical practice experience required
  • CPR certified

KNOWLEDGE,SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Subject to inside environmental conditions
  • Must be able to work in hectic environment making sound decisions at all times
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