Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Critical Care) - .8 to 1.0 FTE

Subspecialty: Intensive Care Unit

Posted: 1/7/2019

Company: University of Minnesota Physicians - As the multi-specialty group practice for the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians has more than 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, providing clinical care in over 100 specialty and sub-specialty areas. Our mission is three-fold: delivering exceptional patient care, advancing medicine through research, and training the next generation of health professionals.

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Description: Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Critical Care) - .8 to 1.0 FTE

University of Minnesota Physicians seeks a Certified Physician Assistant or Certified Nurse Practitioner to join University of Minnesota Advanced Practice Critical Care team. In this role, you will provide inpatient care for critically ill patients primarily at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-West Bank, with rotations through University of Minnesota Medical Center - East Bank, and Fairview Southdale Hospital. You will be working closely with academic critical care physicians and an experienced group of Advanced Practice Providers, caring for patients with a diverse range of urgent and emergent needs.

In this role, you will provide urgent and emergent response and evaluation for treatment of adult patients throughout the University of MN West Bank, including inpatients (primarily orthopedic, med/psych and maternal), acute/transitional rehabilitation patients and inpatient psychiatric patients. You will be working autonomously with telephone support and collaboration from critical care attendings who are not on site. You will make rapid assessment and treatment decisions in accordance with American Heart Association, Neurocritical Care Society and current standards of care. You will consult specialists as appropriate, and determine and facilitate patients receiving appropriate level of care. Refined communication skills are required, as well as precise written and verbal handoffs to subsequent healthcare teams.

Knowledge and critical care skills training, whether learned prior or after hire:

* Ability to lead Code Blue, Rapid Response, Stroke Code

* Ability to respond to sepsis alerts and treat per protocol

* Ongoing use of closed loop communication in all things

* Manage and perform simulation codes for variety of staff and environments.

* Have strong knowledge of dual diagnosis mental health and medical conditions

* Willingness to get privileged in relevant procedures

* Have patience, motivation and determination to provide best critical care possible no matter the environment

The PA or NP is an experienced member of the health care team who uses advanced practice skill with the supervision/collaboration of licensed physicians to provide comprehensive health care services to patients. The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner engages in independent decision making about health care needs and provides health care services to adult individuals throughout their life span. Provides physical and psychological health assessments, patient education and counseling, orders and interprets diagnostic procedures, and manages acute and chronic disease conditions ensuring continuity of care for individuals in the communities served.



Primarily 12 hour shifts, will be required to work both day and night shifts

Position type: Full-time

Qualifications: Position Qualifications:

A qualified candidate will be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and formal Adult Practitioner training program.

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