NP/PA - Pulmonary Hypertension Inpatient (53368)

Stanford Health Care

Palo Alto,CA  

2020-01-21 2020-02-20
nurse.practitioner physician.asst hospital

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**NP/PA - Pulmonary Hypertension Inpatient (53368)**



+ Job Type:Part Time

+ FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:.90/72

+ Shift:Rotating

+ Hours in Shift:12

+ Location:Palo Alto, CA

+ Req:53368



**Job Description**



Welcome to the revolutionary new Stanford Hospital, opening in Fall 2019. Stanford Health Care (SHC) is no ordinary health system, and our new building is no ordinary hospital. You will be working in one of health care's best equipped, most innovative facilities, with the tools to deliver superb patient care. Five beautiful gardens, walking trails, a meditation room and abundant natural light make this the ideal environment for working and healing. You'll also be joining a renowned academic medical center that's part of Stanford Medicine and the Stanford University family. By combining clinical care, research and teaching, we're working together to harness the resources of one of the world's leading universities with groundbreaking programs—to create breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment. Take this opportunity to work at the peak of your profession.



The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) position is part of a collaborative team model of care consisting of attending physicians, fellows, residents and a team APPs of who provide care for patients with pulmonary hypertension.



The primary location will be the Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto.



The position is benefited with 0.9 FTE. Schedule includes 12-hour rotating day shifts on weekdays and weekends.



The Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) functions under the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Job Description approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). The NP or PA provides routine are and management of the patient with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with the supervising physician, and through implementation of standardized procedures. Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the NP and his/her supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, the Credentials & Privileges Committee, the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Executive Committee and the SHC Board Credentials, Policies and Procedures Committee.



This job description covers all classifications for NPs or PAs within the organization. All NPs or PAs must meet all elements of the Essential Functions, Qualifications, and Supervision.



There is a voluntary Career Ladder for NPs or PAs who are interested in promotions for clinical expertise and contributions to the institution as well as the profession. Promotion is determined based on the Center for Advanced Practice Career Ladder Handbook.



Job Duties

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification, and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.



A. An NP or PA may provide only those medical services which he/she is competent to perform, which are consistent with the NP's education/population foci, training and experience, and which are performed under the supervision of a physician who is responsible for the patients cared for by that NP or PA.

B. An NP or PA shall consult with a physician regarding any task, procedure or diagnostic problem which the NP determines exceeds his/her level of competence or shall refer such cases to a collaborating physician.

C. Scope of Practice of the NP or PA:

1. Evaluates and treats patients with acute, chronic complaints and health maintenance concerns related to specialty, according to written standardized procedures. [see Standardized Procedure: Assessment & Management of Patients]

2. Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new and return patients, according to written standardized procedures. [see Standardized Procedure: Assessment

& Management of Patients]

3. Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated upon evaluation of the patient, according to written standardized procedures. [see Standardized Procedure: Assessment & Management of Patients]

4. Administers, orders, furnishes and prescribes medications, according to written standardized procedures. [see Standardized Procedure: Administering, Ordering, Furnishing or Prescribing of Drugs; Formulary Protocol]

5. Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood and blood products.

6. Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology examinations and nursing services.

7. Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency, according to written standardized procedures where applicable.

8. Obtains informed consent, as indicated.

9. Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges and completes appropriate paperwork.

10. As directed by the supervising physician, enrolls patients in investigational studies approved by the Investigational Review Board (IRB), and orders the necessary tests and medications. [see Standardized Procedure: Administering, Ordering, Furnishing or Prescribing of Drugs; Formulary Protocol] Medications that are not FDA-approved or are used for a non-FDA-approved indication (off- label use) require a patient-specific order in advance from the supervising physician.

11. After appropriate training, assists the supervising physician in the operating room. The RN First Assistant (RNFA) directly assists the surgeon and practices under the supervision of the surgeon during the intraoperative phase. The RNFA must adhere to standardized procedures and not concurrently function as a scrub nurse. For PAs, acts as first or second assistant under the supervision of an approved supervising physician.

12. Recognizes and considers age-specific needs of patients.

13. Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds

14. Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary.

15. Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services as needed.

16. Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources.

17. Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory and clinical policies and procedures.

18. Participates in quality improvement initiatives.

19. Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.



Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.



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**Qualifications**



Minimum Qualifications (Nurse Practitioner)



Education



1. Master's or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.



Note: NPs hired prior to March 1, 2012 are not subject to this educational requirement.



2. Graduate of an NP program accredited by the National League of Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).



B. Licensure/Certification



1. Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California.



2. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the State of California.



3. National Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP).



a. Note: All NPs hired after November 1, 2013 must be nationally certified upon hire and maintained for employment.



4. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA).



5. Furnishing license issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).



6. An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances.



7. Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain specialties/departments.



8. Must maintain and meet requirements for credentialing with or without privileging through Medical Staff Services.



Minimum Qualifications (Physician Assistant)



A. Education



1. Bachelor's degree or above from an accredited college or university.



2. Graduate of a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review



Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. B.



B. Licensure/Certification



1. Licensure as a Physician Assistant (PA) in the State of California.



2. National Board Certification as a Physician Assistant (PA)



3. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA).



4. An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances.



5. Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain services/departments.



6. Must maintain and meet requirements for credentialing with or without privileging through Medical Staff Services.



SHC does not discriminate on the basis of Ancestry, Age, Color, Disability, Genetic information, Gender, gender identity, or gender expression, Marital status, Medical condition, Military or veteran status, National origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual orientation.
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