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SSM Health Advanced Practice Provider - Cardiothoracic Surgery - Part Time - Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri

It's more than a career, it's a calling

MO-SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Worker Type:

Regular

Job Highlights:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Initiates and provides medical interventions in response to acute changes in patient conditions.

  • Provides educational services to nursing and ancillary departments and serves as an educational consultant on clinical practice issues.

  • Applies evidence based practices to achieve multidisciplinary collaboration to facilitate continuity of care.

  • Contributes to the satisfaction of the medical staff by collaborating with physicians to deliver best care.

  • Recognizes and utilizes opportunities to act as a change agent by introducing nursing practice innovations.

  • Evaluates nursing practices associated with specialty area, defines needs/problems with patient care and makes constructive suggestions that creates a positive patient outcome.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • Master's degree from nationally accredited Nurse Practitioner program

EXPERIENCE

  • One year experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.

  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.

  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional driving.

  • Rare crawling and running.

Job Summary:

In collaboration with a Cardiothoracic surgeon, the APP is primarily responsible for examining patients, formulating diagnosis, and developing a treatment plan for patients, performing technical, clinical and surgical procedures, documenting patient progress and surgical care. In addition, the APP will perform greater saphenous vein harvests and radial artery harvests, place and remove chest tubes and catheters, intubate and extubate patients and place and remove central lines and arterial lines. The APP may also write prescriptions and medical orders.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Obtain complete medical history and physical data on patients. Performs complete physical exam and records findings. Collaborate with physician(s) in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients as needed.

  • Synthesize data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention. Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

  • Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures and maintain and review patient charts for tests results and other pertinent health information.

  • Assists the physicians in the hospital by making patient rounds, recording patient progress notes, compiling and recording discharge summaries, and accurately writing and executing orders under the supervision of a physician and with physician.

  • Interview and advise patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommend community resources to meet patient and family needs. Instruct patients and families regarding medications, treatment instructions, and other patient education.

  • Manage medical and surgical emergencies. Provide monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.

  • Issues written prescription orders for drugs under the supervision of the physician.

  • Triage patient telephone calls and provide consultation.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • Graduate from nationally accredited Physician Assistant program

EXPERIENCE

  • Two years' experience required, with one year as a first assist in CVOR specific to cardiac surgery

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.

  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.

  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional driving.

  • Rare crawling and running.

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Job Type:

Employee

Department:

2070000010 Cardiology Clinic

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

20

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