Experienced PA NICU Level IV Top Childrens Hospital Job Req 92396

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If you are a Physician Assistant with special training, skills, and experience in caring for critically ill patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, you are a strong candidate for this job at a leading academic children's hospital in Illinois. As a member of the NICU team in their 44 bed Level IV unit, the PA provides direct family-centered care for critically ill medical/surgical premature and newborn infants up to one year of age with respiratory distress, pulmonary hypertension, neurological complications, gastrointestinal diseases, and renal abnormalities. The NICU is equipped with ECMO, nitric oxide, high frequency ventilation, and other cutting edge treatments and therapies for their tiniest and sickest recovering infants. A generous sign-on bonus and relocation assistance are available for this full-time job with rotating day/night shifts.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Physician Assistant Level IV NICU Job:
Obtain patient histories and perform physical examinations
Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic tests and procedures
Prescribe pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions
Perform therapeutic or corrective measures to treat illness and improve health conditions
Provide education and support for patients and their families
Attend high-risk deliveries at outreach hospitals
Collaborate with other healthcare teams to ensure the best possible care and service
Promote the advancement of the nursing profession through publication, participation in professional organizations, and educating and mentoring nursing staff and NNP students
Participate in research, and program design, implementation, and interpretation

Qualifications

Qualifications for the Physician Assistant Level IV NICU Job
Active PA licensure in the State of Illinois
Current BLS and Pediatric/Neonatal Advanced Life Support certifications
National Physician Assistant Certification
Basic computer skills and excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Education Requirements

Education requirements for the Physician Assistant Level IV NICU Job
Graduate of a Master's level accredited educational program for physician assistants

Hospital/Clinic Description

This is a great job opportunity for the experienced Physician Assistant in the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at this leading academic children's hospital in Chicago, highly ranked on U.S. News and World Report's Best Children's Hospitals in the nation for 2020-21. Their Neonatology program is ranked #8 in the nation. The hospital has achieved Magnet status, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. It has been named one of the top children's hospitals by Parents magazine and one of the top hospitals for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group. With 1,100 pediatric specialists representing 70 pediatric specialties, their goal is to "provide children with access to the most advanced cures, treatments and technologies performed by the best minds in pediatric medicine.”

Experience

Experience requirements for the Physician Assistant Level IV NICU Job
Minimum of two (2) years of clinical Neonatal care experience, or a Neonatal fellowship

Skills

inpatient; neonatal intensive care unit; pediatric; Physician Assistant

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