PA PICU Job Req 90633

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This is a great opportunity for a Physician Assistant with critical care experience to join the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit team at this leading academic children's hospital. In consultation with and under the direct supervision of the attending physician, the PICU Physician Assistant in this fast paced, critical care setting provides coverage for critically ill children with a variety of injuries and acute chronic illnesses. Some are recovering from surgery, and others may be undergoing special diagnostic procedures.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Physician Assistant in the PICU Job:
Obtain comprehensive histories and perform physical examinations
Order, perform and review appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures
Create, implement, and monitor plans of care based on assessment and diagnosis
Initiate and change orders for tests and patient care based on the patient's condition
Identify and document changes or abnormal findings in patient condition using appropriate problem solving skills and experience
Provide education and support for PICU patients and their families
Be an educational resource for other members of the healthcare team
Participate in departmental education opportunities and hospital-wide and departmental committees
Actively participate in APP administrative meetings regarding the practice and development of critical care
Actively pursue educational opportunities for ongoing professional growth and development

Qualifications

Qualification Requirements for the Physician Assistant in the PICU Job:
Current Physician Assistant license in the State of Texas
Current national PA certification
Current BLS and PALS certifications
Current DEA and DPS certifications

Education Requirements

Education Requirements for the Physician Assistant in the PICU Job:
Graduate of a Master's level academic program for Physician Assistants

Hospital/Clinic Description

Join this 31 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit as the Physician Assistant in this leading academic children's hospital that provides the best critical care treatment available for acutely or chronically ill children requiring complex medical intensive care. This leading academic children's hospital is ranked as the best children's hospital in Texas and ranks number 4 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals for 2019-20. It has achieved Magnet status, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for nursing excellence, quality nursing care and innovations in professional nursing practice, and it is ranked in the top ten children's hospitals in the U.S. by Parents magazine.
For more information, please contact Sharla Jepkes, Candidate Manager, Melnic Healthcare Providers Community, at sharla@melnic.com or (800) 886-7906. Thank you.

Experience

Experience Requirements for the Physician Assistant in the PICU Job:
Two years of Physician Assistant experience in pediatric intensive care is required for this position

Skills

Pediatric intensive Care Unit; Physician Assistant

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