NP/PA - Acute Care

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Department

  • Acute Care (Syracuse)

Position Overview:

Under the supervision of the Medical Director and in collaboration with the Practice Physicians, the Physician Assistant (PA)/Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible for assisting in the delivery of health care and patient care management. Under a physician's supervision, the PA is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of medical services, including taking medical histories, conducting physical examinations, ordering diagnostic tests, administering treatments (e.g., suturing, wart removal), monitoring patients, prescribing medications, assisting physicians, and counseling and educating patients. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart reviews; assessing present illness, risk factors, family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performing appropriate physical examination using standard medical procedures as part of the clinical care team.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of primary care principles and practice protocals. 
  • Observes, assesses and records symptoms, reactions and progress notes in the patient electronic medical record.
  • Orders/performs appropriate laboratory diagnostics and other screening tests. Seeks other information as needed, including consultation with physicians and other clinicians, for evaluation of illness. Integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan, including identification of any health risks.
  • Develops and implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of medications, their indications, contraindications, dosing, side effects and correct administration.
  • Educates patients and/or families as to the nature of the disease, provides instruction on proper care, self-management and treatment, and works with the patient to develop an individualized care plan. 
  • Communicates medical information to professional practitioners and/or the general public. 
  • Prepares documentation in the electronic medical record including updating the patient chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications and treatment in the electronic medical record.
  • Participates in peer reviews, chart reviews, staff education, clinical guideline development, and other continuing education and quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, regulations, policies and procedures. Promotes patient advocacy.
  • Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of the patient. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including assisting with triaging patient calls/correspondence. 
  • Follows practice policy regarding all communications. 
  • Insures the delivery of the Patient Centered Medical Home Standards through a care team approach.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, this individual must understand and work well in a production-driven environment, meeting established benchmarks. This individual must understand and work well in a fast-paced and often times stressful environment. The PA must demonstrate concern and empathy, providing personal patient care while acknowledging physiological and psychological needs. To be successful, the PA must have the ability to work well with others in a team environment and display sound judgment while taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current NY State certification/registration as a Physician Assistant.
  • Current Basic Life Support Certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations and establish a leadership role in an emergency.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues and approaches in area of expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health promotion, health risk identification, and patient education principles and techniques.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated competence interpersonal and intra professional relations.
  • Demonstrated competence in acute care patient management/organization.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration with physician to individualize and enhance patient care.
  • Experience in a physician office.

Crouse Medical Practice, PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer -M/F/D/V. To apply, please reply to this ad with your resume and a copy of your laboratory technologist license or certification. 

Apply Online