How You'll Make a Difference:
Attends to surgical, psychological and social problems, observing specific guidelines designed by subspecialties and practice groups. Majority of hours worked are spent in surgery assisting in all surgical specialties.
Evaluates patient upon admission. Elicits a personal medical history, performs an appropriate physical exam and records and presents pertinent patient data to the physician prior to surgery.
Functions as a surgical first assistant in the operating room, including pre and post-operative intervention.
Ensures proper preparation, placement and secure maintenance of solution delivery lines.
Assists surgeon with: diagnostic procedures, preparation of surgical site and equipment; insertion/removal of IV, lines, catheters, tubes, drains, and sutures.
Orders, performs, and interprets procedures and diagnostic tests or studies, in the field of clinical specialty trained and determined competent by a physician, to manage simple conditions such as those produced by infection or trauma, as well as to assist in the management of more complex illness and injury. Examples could include: bone marrow aspirations, biopsies and harvesting, spinal taps, toracentesis and paracentesis, injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care.
Prescribes, recommends and regulates pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies across multiple care settings, including controlled medications that are warranted by patient's diagnosis or changing medical condition per written physician practice agreement or protocols.
Provides clinical direction to nursing staff regarding the continued care of patients. Follows through with nursing staff to ensure patient receives recommended care. Maintains active communication with supervising physician.
Instructs and counsels patients on operative procedures and physical and mental health including: diet, preventive health measures, health behaviors, self-care skills, disease, treatment options, and normal growth and development.
Interprets and evaluates patient data as authorized by a physician for the purpose of determining management and treatment of patients. Consults with physician as appropriate.
Prepares, dictates and signs patient care plans and summaries of patient care. Maintains records according to established standards and guidelines. Adjusts patient care plan by reviewing and monitoring treatments and therapy plans.
What it Will Take:
Licenses & Certifications
Physician Assistant license issued by the state in which the caregiver practices.
Physician Assistant (PA-C) certification issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the caregiver practices, and
Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber license issued by the state of Wisconsin, and
Nurse Practitioner (ANCC) certification issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or
Nurse Practitioner (AANP) certification issued by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). May obtain within 6 months based on department discretion.
Bachelor's Degree in Physician Assistant.
Master's Degree in Nursing.
Required Functional Experience
Preferred experience in a Vascular or OR setting- Must like the OR.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated high level of clinical proficiency, and excellent decision-making skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective member of a health care team. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively collaborate with and establish/build relationships with others. Proven organizational skills and ability to prioritize effectively.
Monday through Friday, days. As a surgicla role, they need to be flexible. Start times 6-8am with flexibilty.
Weekends: Working one in every 5 weekends. Staffing, OR and rounding.
Holidays: Not at time, could in the future
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At Aurora Health Care:
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