Cardiology - Advance Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) focuses on the diagnosis, medical management, and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Responsible for providing medical services under the general supervision of the Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and direct supervision of a designated physician. Assesses and manages patients following established standards and practices.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned):
Performs patient examinations, obtains and records pertinent medical history, subjective and objective findings. Orders and interprets appropriate laboratory, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures. Interprets and integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan.
Administers and prescribes medications in compliance with state law and practice guidelines.
Orders and performs appropriate medical and surgical procedures in accordance with State law and practice guidelines.
Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatments. Educates patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
Collaborates with physicians and other caregivers to manage the acute and long-term health needs of patients. Provides monitoring and supports continuity of care between physician visits. Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information, documenting clearly and concisely. Charts tests, examination results, and other appropriate clinical data.
Triages patient telephone calls, providing consultation as needed.
Communicates effectively with colleagues, patients, physicians, and administration.
Maintains quality of clinical practice by selecting appropriate avenues for professional growth.
Participates in and supports quality and performance improvement activities; identifies areas and functions where patients, staff, and physicians need information.
Under physician supervision, may participate in care and management of inpatients, including medical services and specified procedures.
Medical performance issues will be directed to the medical director of the service. All other performance issues will be directed to the practice or department director.
Be familiar with the SCMG organization structure, communications systems and billing process, completing billing and coding documentation within time assigned by SCMG administration.
Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted.
Maintain active privileges at a St. Charles Health System hospital sufficient to permit performance of job duties.
Increase understanding and collaboration throughout the medical community regarding Provider’s chosen specialty.
Participate in SCMG provider meetings and assist in policy formation for SCMG and provider practice.
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.
Participates in creating intentional relationships, and put a high level of focus on attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.
Provide a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients/customers in a caring way. This includes introducing oneself and stating your purpose, asking the patient their preferred name, spending time with the patient to determine their care goals, active listening, and using skillful communications (appropriate touch, eye contact, etc.).
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all health system’s investigations and proceedings.
REQUIREMENTS - Must maintain compliance of hospital’s Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, as required by SCHS Board of Directors
Successful completion of an approved Physician Assistant and/or Nurse Practitioner course of study and certification as appropriate to the incumbent’s license.
Oregon BSN or MSN licensure preferred.
Continuing Education & Competency:
Complete annual fire/safety, etc. education in-services as required.
Attend mandatory educational offerings as described in SCHS policies/procedures and/or as required by other regulatory bodies.
Complete annual CME as required to maintain license and appropriate Board certification.
Complete in a timely manner assigned Computer Based Learning modules.
Unrestricted Physician Assistant and/or Nurse Practitioner licensure in the state of Oregon.
Physician Assistant requires NCCPA certification. Nurse Practitioner requires AANC certification. If Physician Assistant, ability to establish and maintain a Practice Agreement with a Supervising Physician.
Unrestricted Oregon DEA number.
Unrestricted ability to participate in Medicare / Medicaid, or other federal or state governmental health care programs
Current BLS certification required.
If provider will practice sedation, moderate or deep, ACLS certification is also required.
Additional certifications may be required based on privileges granted to provider by Medical Staff Services at SCHS Inpatient locations.
Personal Protective Equipment:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Two years’ experience as an Advance Practice Provider, with expierence in Cardiology preferred.
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS.
Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within SCHS and external customers/clients/potential employees
Strong team working and collaborative skills
Ability to effectively reach consensus with a diverse population with differing needs.
Ability to manage facilitation and consensus building among health care professionals and agencies and achieve expected results.
Ability to multi-task and work independtly
Pays attention to detail
Possess excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions
Possess strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
Possess excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
Possess basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, specifically electronic medical records system and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access).
Possess basic experience in computer applications necessary to record time, obtain work directions, and complete assigned CBL’s.