Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) provide medical services including emergent, urgent and routine patient care needs to inpatients and outpatients located in all areas of the hospital under the supervision/collaboration of licensed physicians.
Services provided must be within the PA’s/NP's scope of training & skills, approved by the Credentials Committee and within the scope of practice and privileges of the supervising physician. The House Physician Assistant’s/Nurse Practitioner's primary responsibility is to provide house coverage for emergency response functions in collaboration with physicians and other members of the care team. In-house coverage by the House Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners is provided 24 hours per day/seven days per week. They may be required to assist with some functions of discharge planning, expediting transfers and evaluating patients for changing levels of care at the request of the Attending Physician, Medical Director, CQMO and/or the Department Director.
For PAs: Graduate of physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessor agencies, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Allied Health Education (CAHEA)
For NPs: Current certification by the America Nurse’s Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as an Adult, Family or Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Current New York State registration and license as physician assistant/nurse practitioner
Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
Current Advanced Life Support (ACLS)
Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Current National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) training certification
Current New York State prescription privilege
Current DEA number or eligible for DEA number
Current Infection Control training certification
Interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective leadership, and to develop and maintain cooperative, professional relationships with all members of the team.
Interpersonal and customer service skills necessary to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel when exchanging patient information.
Ability to recognize and address the psychosocial needs of patients and their families, and the ability and skills necessary to attend to special needs relating to the patient's age and diagnosis.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail in responsibilities such as providing patient care, operating equipment, and recording data in patient charts.