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Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA)

Emergency Medicine

Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA)

  • 530471
  • Medical Center
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Oct 18 2022
  • Grade 105

Position Summary 

Under the direction of the Chief Advanced Practice Provider, the Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) will provide services to the Emergency Medicine Department, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Westchester Hospital. Individual will perform a variety of functions and technical procedures necessary for admission, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and outcome evaluation of patients. Individual will participate in performance improvement, research and educational activities.  Salary differential is available for nocturnists.  


Responsibilities

  • Obtain patients' history, perform physical examinations, order and evaluate appropriate laboratory, radiographic and electrocardiographic studies.
  • Review laboratory results and other clinical information pertinent to patient health, order appropriate tests and other ancillary services as needed, and develop care plans for patients.
  • Assist in the management of medical and surgical emergencies.
  • Assist the attending physician on any procedure falling within the APP’s scope of practice.
  • Initiate subspecialty consultations or evaluations.
  • Counsel and instruct patients and their families.
  • Render appropriate care in the presence of a life-threatening emergency when a physician is unavailable and document all care rendered in accordance with ER policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all medical records and notes are countersigned by attending physician.
  • Upon discharge, notes discharge summaries, prescriptions and any referrals on patient charts. Informs patients of the necessary post-discharge care instructions.
  • Functions within the standards of practice established by American Nurses Association Standards of Clinical Practice. Acts within the policies and procedures of the University, hospital, division, and clinical department.
  • Conforms to all applicable HIPAA, billing compliance and safety guidelines.  
  • Performs other related duties as necessary.
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Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires bachelors/masters degree from an accredited APP program, plus 3 to 5 years of experience
  • Current New York State professional license
  • Board certification
  • New York State Registered DEA
  • BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Emergency Medicine, internal medicine and urgent care preferred
  • Evidence of foundational knowledge surrounding evidence based practice, medical conditions, diagnostic studies and patient screening
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, creative problem solving and excellent clinical thinking
  • Experience in working collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Spanish language skills

Other Requirements 

  • Successful completion of systems training and compliance requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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