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Catholic Health Services Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Medicine Service in West Islip, New York

Overview Good Samaritan University Hospital recently broke ground on its Patient Care Pavilion. This 300,000 square foot addition will be located on the northeast portion of the campus and feature a 75-bay Emergency Department, 16 high-tech replacement operating rooms and three floors of private patient rooms. These expansion plans allow us to continue to provide the highest level of health care while accommodating the growing health care needs of our surrounding Long Island community. Magnet® Recognition is the highest and most prestigious distinction that a health care organization can receive for nursing. It reflects our hospital's dedication to providing the best care for patients and partnering with them and their loved ones to maintain high standards and quality of care that results in better outcomes. Job Details An Internal Medicine Advanced Practice Provider (APP), also known as a Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) specializing in Internal Medicine, plays a crucial role in the healthcare system by providing comprehensive medical care to patients under the supervision of a licensed physician. Their job description may include a wide range of responsibilities, depending on the specific practice and state regulations. Here is a general job description for an Internal Medicine APP: Conduct thorough medical histories and physical examinations of patients. Order and interpret diagnostic tests, such as blood work, imaging, and electrocardiograms. Make accurate diagnoses and develop treatment plans in collaboration with the supervising physician. Prescribe medications and therapies, including adjustments to existing medications. Provide preventive care, health promotion, and disease management education to patients. Monitor and manage chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals, including specialists, nurses, and allied health staff, to ensure coordinated patient care. Consult with supervising physicians on complex cases or when necessary. Communicate effectively with patients and their families, explaining diagnoses, treatment plans, and expected outcomes. Address patient concerns, answer questions, and provide emotional support. Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic medical records, documenting patient encounters, assessments, and treatment plans. Stay current with the latest medical advancements, research, and guidelines relevant to internal medicine. Attend conferences, workshops, and seminars to further professional development. Participate in quality improvement initiatives to enhance patient care and safety. Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as practice-specific policies and protocols. Advocate for patients' rights and well-being, ensuring they receive appropriate care and resources. Work collaboratively within the healthcare team, providing guidance and mentorship to colleagues when needed. Be prepared to respond to medical emergencies and provide initial assessment and stabilization until a physician arrives, if necessary. Demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity when providing care to diverse patient populations. Requirements: PA - Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program, minimum Bachelor’s degree required NP - Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program, current RN license and current AANP or ANCC certification Experience New graduates are considered Certification: Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C) or Nurse Practitioner certification (AANP or ANCC certification) BLS/ACLS/AED training required and accepted from only 2 organizations: American Heart Association - BLS/ACLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program No online programs from any organization will be accepted. DEA registration required for those with discharge responsibilities. Salary Range USD $66.55 - USD $93.13 /Yr. At Catholic Health, your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future.