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Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Critical Care Hospitalist

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Critical Care Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (Advanced Practitioner) is responsible for assisting in the care and management of patients in collaboration with the attending physician. The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. As with any other health care professional, the Critical Care Hospitalist Advanced Practitioner is charged with being a patient advocate.
Works in conjunction with critical care and hospitalist physicians to care for medical, surgical and critical care patients as requested.
Performs initial evaluation and history & physical examination of all assigned patients.
Performs in depth, systematic assessment of assigned patients, as needed, for clinical interventions.
Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
Performs therapeutic and diagnostic procedures as directed by the critical care physician. (See credentials list).
Provide cost effective, high quality care based on best practice evidenced based medicine.
Participates in the research, development, implementation, and tracking of clinical
Demonstrates performance improvement in the following areas as appropriate: clinical care/outcomes, customer/service improvement, operational system/process, and safety.
Provide regular, timely, and appropriate communication with referring physicians, patients and their families.
Participates in education of patients and their families.
Actively develops care plans and discharge dispositions in conjunction with the Case Management team.
Participates in regular meetings of the practice group.
Remain current with medical records documentation and respond in a timely manner to requests for chart review and completion.
Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
Submit timely and accurate billing information.
Attends appropriate continuing medical education so as to maintain Pennsylvania Licensure.
Demonstrates ability to develop effective working relationships within the hospital and St. Luke's University Health Network.
Participates in identifying department needs and supports departmental goals and objectives.
Supports the philosophy and strategic plan of the critical care and internal medicine departments.
Demonstrates/models the network's service excellence standards of performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).
Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the network/entity as well as the proper release of information.
Complies with network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
Complies with network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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