Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Critical Care Physician Assistant is responsible for assisting in the care and management of patients in collaboration with and under the supervision of the attending physician. As with any other health care professional, the Critical Care Physician Assistant is charged with being a patient advocate.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Works in conjunction with critical care physicians and staff to care for medical, surgical and critical care patients as requested.
- Performs initial evaluation, history, and physical examination of all assigned patients.
- Performs in depth, systematic assessment of assigned patients as needed for clinical interventions.
- Performs therapeutic and diagnostic procedures as directed by the supervising physician. (See credentials list).
- Participates in performance improvement activities, meetings, educational projects, and research projects.
- Participates in and maintains critical data base information as directed.
- Participates in the research, development, implementation, and tracking of clinical management guidelines.
- Participates in education of patients, families, staff, and residents.
- Actively develops care plans and discharge dispositions in conjunction with the case management team.
- Attends appropriate continuing medical education so as to maintain Pennsylvania Licensure and be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Standards for Trauma Center Accreditation.
- Complies with Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Standards.
- Responsible for submitting a monthly report to the critical care Physician Assistant manager.
- Supports the philosophy and strategic plan of the department.
- Demonstrates ability to develop effective working relationships within the hospital and St. Luke's University Health Network.
- Participates in identifying department needs and supports departmental goals and objectives.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting for up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry, and push objects up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lift, carry, and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision.
Medical Physician Assistant, or Osteopathic Physician Assistant with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. Physician Assistants must also have a current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Two years of experience desired, preferably in critical care, trauma, and/or acute care setting. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!