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Corewell Health Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Spine Trauma Consult Service in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Summary

Spine Trauma Consult Service

The Neurosciences Service Line at Spectrum Health is seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our growing Spine Trauma Consult APP team. As West Michigan’s leading spine referral center, the spine surgery department functions within our multidisciplinary team to provide quality spine care. The spine trauma consult team provides consultation and inpatient floor coverage at Butterworth Hospital and outpatient trauma follow up care at the Spine Center at the Blodgett professional building. New APP's can expect a 4-6 month training process. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently after appropriate training & demonstrate excellent clinical acumen. This position plays an integral role in the spine team and works collaboratively & cohesively with our spine surgeons. We are excited to expand this team to 3 dedicated APP's to provide optimal coverage.

Responsibilities/Expectations

  • 3 week rotation: inpatient 4- 12 hour shifts( Monday to Thursday 6 am to 6 pm), Inpatient 3-12 hour shifts (Friday to Sunday 6am to 6 pm), and outpatient 4- 10 hour shifts (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8am – 5pm)

  • No call

  • Non-surgical position

  • Weekend coverage – at most 1 in 3 weekends

  • Holiday coverage – current expectation is 2-3 system holidays per year

  • Management of primary spine surgery ICU & floor patients

  • Completing spine surgery consults

  • Collaboration with other providers & members of our health care team to deliver quality & safe patient care

Essential Functions

  • Functions in the role of advanced practitioner to coordinate comprehensive care delivery. Writes orders/prescriptions for standard formulary medications, laboratory, radiographic studies and consultations, coordinating the scheduling of admissions, diagnostic evaluations, follow-up exams, laboratory tests, referrals to home care, social services, and other community agencies, etc., in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services. Obtains histories and performs physical exams.

  • Assesses the patient’s/significant other’s, health care team’s, school’s and other community educational needs and develops, implements, evaluates and revises teaching strategies/educational programs related to area of specialty.

  • Ensures that operations are in compliance with professional standards, applicable laws, accreditation, compliance/regulatory requirements and that organizational goals are being followed. Practices in accordance with the Michigan Public Health Code.

  • Delivers care in a manner that is culturally sensitive and preserves patient autonomy, dignity and rights. Acts as a patient advocate, crossing multidisciplinary lines to meet patient needs

  • Communicates, collaborates, networks with and acts as a consultant to other members of the health care team within and outside Spectrum Health. Acts as a consult in area of expertise.

  • Performs and assists with designated procedures.

  • Documents in the medical record and dictates information as appropriate.

  • Provides input into the strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of service/program. Measures the outcomes of care and evaluate services across the continuum of inpatient to outpatient services. Makes recommendations to improve the quality of patient care provided and utilizes the scientific method to research clinical problems.

Qualifications

  • Education - Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program

Licenses -

Physician Asst (PHYS ASST)*

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic Life Support (BLS) Note used for BLS,CPR & BCLS) Specific to SHMG 90 Days

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) As appropriate for patient population

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Specific to SHMG: PALS is required by specialty or stress test is performed 120 Days

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Specific to SHMG ACLS if required by specialty or stress test performed 120 Days

Education - Nurse Practitioners who obtained their education and certification after 2000 must show evidence of completion of a master’s, post-master’s or doctorate from a Nurse Practitioner program that is accredited by the Commission on the Collegiate of Nursing Education or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Experience - 3 years of experience typically gained through skills/knowledge/abilities in current, relevant clinical experience Previous experience functioning in a collaborative role

Licenses -

Registered Nurse (RN)* All

Nurse Practitioner – Licensed (NP)* All

Basic Life Support (BLS) Note used for BLS,CPR & BCLS) All

Basic Life Support (BLS) Specific to SHMG 90 Days

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Specific to SHMG ACLS if required by specialty or stress test performed 120 Days

Completes credentialing and privileging process upon hire and undergoes reprivileging every 24 months or as determined by policy.

Physical Demands

  • Pallet to Waist (6" from floor) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 50 lbs

  • Waist to Waist > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 50 lbs

  • Waist to Chest (below shoulder) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Waist to Overhead > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 5 lbs

  • Bilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 25 lbs

  • Unilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

  • Pushing Force > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 25 lbs

  • Pulling Force > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 20 lbs

  • Sitting: Occasionally

  • Standing: Frequently

  • Walking: Frequently

  • Forward Bend - Standing: Occasionally

  • Forward Bend - Sitting: Occasionally

  • Trunk Rotation - Standing: Occasionally

  • Trunk Rotation - Sitting: Occasionally

  • Squat: Seldom

  • Stair Climbing: Seldom

  • Crawling / Kneeling: Seldom

  • Reach - Above Shoulder: Occasionally

  • Reach - at Shoulder or Below: Occasionally

  • Handling: Occasionally

  • Forceful Grip > 5 lbs: Occasionally

  • Forceful Pinch > 2 lbs: Occasionally

  • Finger/Hand Dexterity: Frequently

  • Visual Acuity ¹[None = No; Seldom = Yes]: Seldom

Primary Location

SITE - Blodgett Professional Office Building - 1900 Wealthy - Grand Rapids

Department Name

Spine Surgery - CHMG West

Employment Type

Full time

Shift

Day (United States of America)

Weekly Scheduled Hours

40

Hours of Work

6AM- 6PM

Days Worked

M-F

Weekend Frequency

Every third weekend

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