* The AP-Emergency Department is a member of the clinical team providing care for patients in the Emergency Department at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. The APs main function is to deliver comprehensive quality patient care in the acute care setting. Practices autonomously or in collaboration when needed with the physician care team, utilizing advanced assessment and physical examination skills, to assess patient care needs and develop the appropriate plan of care. The Emergency Department AP practice encompasses various levels of acuity including behavioral health. Supports and demonstrates Family Centered Care principles and evidence based practice when interacting with patients and their families and with co-workers.
* ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
* Assess, diagnose, treat and manage patients acute physical and/or mental healthcare needs.
Reviews and interprets diagnostic tests, lab results and imaging studies and determines the appropriate plan of care.
Performs physical examinations and treats acute illness, urgent and emergent matters within prescribed guidelines. Medically clears psychiatric patients and performs needs assessment to determine if psychiatric referral is necessary. Coordinate patient care with team members, other staff, community agencies and a wide variety of providers.
Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary.
Consults with sub-specialist as needed for patient care
Participate in teaching and learning in an integrated academic model.
Document clearly and accurately within the electronic medical record and satisfy medical recording requirements.
Participate in peer review, development and consultation.
Participate in special initiatives, programs and services encouraged.
Precepting of APRN and PA Graduate students and mentoring newly hired AP team members.
Maintain professional expertise through involvement in professional organizations and continuing education programs.
Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations and applies them to practice.
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/ families.
Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the Connecticut Children's STANDARDS.
* Registered and Certified Physician Assistant or Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of two years' experience preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Previous Emergency Department experience desired.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
- Behavioral Medicine
- Clinical Works
- Coaching And Mentoring
- Diagnostic Tests
- Diseases And Disorders