Advanced Clinical Provider I
Under the direction and supervision of the Attending Physician in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), the SICU PA manages a variety of patients in the critical care setting. He/She serves as an advisor, resource, preceptor and leader for other members of the patient care team. The SICU PA provides direct and indirect patient care optimizing patient safety to a patient population consisting of, but not limited to, clients from GI/GU, thoracic, vascular, neurosurgery, GYN oncology, trauma, OB-GYN, and orthopedic subspecialties.
1. Works in collaboration with the surgical attending physicians, surgical residents, medical students and consulting physicians to deliver proficient care to the SICU patients. 2. Demonstrates competency in performing all core functions and specialty functions as outlined in HUMC's delineation of clinical privileges for SICU Physician's Assistants (see attached PA delineation of clinical privileges SICU). 3. In collaboration with the attending Physician, requests the appropriate consultation. 4. Attends/conducts information and formal meetings with patients' families; provides emotional support to patients' families. 5. Demonstrates clinical expertise and utilizes advanced assessment skills in SICU patient management to propose interventions and/or action plan utilizing evidence-based research to achieve positive outcomes for patients and families. 6. Participates in the SICU staff and patient/family education process. Develops patient/family educational materials promoting current clinical practice guidelines. 7. Develops education programs for house staff, nursing, technicians, medical students etc. 8. Attends meetings such as patient care conferences, team meetings, staff or departmental Grand Rounds, training programs, seminars, mortality and morbidity conference etc. Incorporates appropriate material into evidence-based clinical practice. 9. Supports and demonstrates regulatory compliance related to quality standards and expectations, policies and procedures. 10. Adheres to all hospital infection control and safety policies and procedures. 11. Identifies opportunities and makes recommendations for process improvements resulting in optimized patient care 12. Works in a professional and collaborative manner with all staff and physicians. 13. Displays a commitment to the value of teamwork by building strong relationships with patients, families, coworkers and the surrounding community. Cooperates and collaborates to perform duties promoting a unified and spirited workplace. 14. Identifies the needs of the SICU patient population and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.). 15. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Successful completion of an approved physician's assistant program, accredited by the AMA Council on Medical Education. 2. Master's degree. 3. Maintains PA delineation of clinical privileges for SICU via annual review. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification. 2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification. 3. Physician Assistant License. 4. National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Licenses and Certifications Preferred:
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