Bachelors Degree is required
THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN SUMMERVILLE SC AT ROPER BERKELEY HOSPITAL
Under the supervision of the sponsoring physician, the Specialty Practice Advanced Practitioner assists in coordinating and providing care to patients along the continuum of hospitalization to the outpatient setting. This includes but is not limited to: obtaining history, performing physical exams, interpreting lab, radiographic, and clinical data to assist in developing a plan of care for patients being treated by the sponsoring physician; assisting with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in accordance with hospital and physician-sponsored protocols and policies; and collaborating with nursing and the multidisciplinary team members to coordinate and communicate care priorities to both patient and families.
This position works in a non-primary care/specialty area and may have some exposure to the operating room.
Education: Graduate of a Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) program accredited by an appropriate agency recognized by the South Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners (SCSBME).
Experience: Experience as a NP or PA in a specialty practice or hospital setting preferred. 5 years of Acute Care experience preferred per manager
Licensure/Certification: Must be licensed and/or certified by appropriate agencies as required by state law. Must be licensed by SCSBME. Must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card. Other certifications may be required depending on the location of the position.
Primary Source Verification: – http://www.llr.state.sc.us/
Knowledge/Skills: Knowledgeable in basic patient care, as well as scope and responsibility of a midlevel provider. Knowledge of the practice to give and evaluate patient care. Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures to administer patient care. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional on-going patient care. Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Skill in preparing and maintaining records and writing reports. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, hospital, medical staff and the public. Ability to analyze situations and apply critical thinking. Ability to communicate clearly. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Other: This position relies on the supervising physician to be available for consultation, provide advice and assume care of patients who have conditions that place them outside the scope of practice. This position must be able to utilize, understand and physically operate clinical equipment as well as office equipment such as computer terminals, telephones, etc. Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations. Empathy in communication with families. Able to communicate accurately and positively with other health professionals. Good interpersonal skills required. Ability to perform arithmetic calculations with accuracy. Ability to establish priorities and apply common sense approach to patient care.