Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
This job is an integral part of the care delivery system working as an interdisciplinary team to provide an extra layer of support in the home setting and improving quality of life, by placing our customers first. The APP helps the patient and family maintain their maximum level of comfort and coping. The incumbent will help provide clinical leadership and expertise within the palliative care team and identify opportunities to improve the patient and family experience of care and to improve the effectiveness of resource use. The APP provides primary or acute healthcare services for acute or chronic health conditions in specific populations in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
Perform complete, detailed and accurate histories, review patient records and perform complete physical examinations.
Order laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies appropriate for complaint, age, race, gender and physical condition of the patient. Interpret and evaluate patient data to determine patient treatment plan.
Make medical diagnoses and institute appropriate therapy within applicable scope and standards of practice.
Appropriate understanding and timely documentation to support medical coding and billing.
Provide instructions and guidance regarding medical care matters to patients and/or family.
Record and report pertinent information in EMR and to attending physician of record.
Perform hospital rounds and document appropriate patient progress notes; accurately transcribe and execute specific orders at the direction of the attending physician of record.
Institute emergency measures and emergency treatment or appropriate stabilization measures in acute patient situations such as cardiac arrest, hemorrhage, or shock.
Identify and inform the attending physician of record of all significant changes to the patient’s ongoing condition in a timely manner.
Maintain mandatory professional continuing education.
Active participant of medical education to student learners and professional staff, as supported by knowledge base.
Active participant in patient safety, quality improvement processes and patient engagement and satisfaction.
Maintain compliance with the medical staff office.
Maintain professional practice consistent with the organizational and advanced practice mission statements.
Specialty specific procedures and expectations as stated with privileging and job agreement.
Other duties as assigned or requested.
Graduate from an ARC-PA accredited program and certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants OR
Graduate from a PA State Board of Nursing Approved Master’s or Post Master’s program
1-3 years department specific experience
LICENSES or CERTIFICATIONS
Prescriptive Authority in the State of Pennsylvania
Current PA Physician Assistant License. On-going successful re-certification (NCCPA) as PA-C or Current PA RN license and National Board Certification for Nurse Practitioners through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Motivational interviewing competency
Advance care planning competency
Ability to work in a high performing team environment that requires flexibility
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office products
Internal Number: J171079
About Allegheny Health Network
Allegheny Health Network (AHN), based in Pittsburgh, is a non-profit, 13-hospital academic medical system with facilities located in Western Pennsylvania and one hospital in Western New York. AHN consists of an academic hospital and transplant center (Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, the network's flagship), four tertiary-care hospitals, four community hospitals, and four "neighborhood hospitals." The network cares for patients from western Pennsylvania and the adjacent regions of Ohio, West Virginia, New York and Maryland at more than 250 clinical locations, including five “Health + Wellness Pavilions,” cancer clinics, surgical centers, outpatient clinics, and primary care locations.