APP - Ambulatory Epilepsy
Company: Yale New Haven Health System
Location: New Haven
Posted on: October 15, 2020
Overview To be part of our organization, every employee should
understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and
live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered,
respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as
individuals and professionals, every day.
The primary function of the Physician Assistant is to provide
comprehensive medical care for the neuroscience patient under the
direct supervision of the attending physician of record. The PA
will work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to
provide optimum care for patients on their assigned service.
Clinical responsibilities will be shared with the resident team and
include: evaluating patients, entering patient care orders,
performing procedures, providing education, preparing patients for
discharge and the communication and documentation of all patient
care activities. The goal of the Physician Assistant role is to
provide continuity of care in order to acheive optimal outcomes and
- 1.--Admit patients. Perform and document a complete history and
physical examination. Enter appropriate information and orders into
the CPOE system.
- 2.--Order and obtain necessary diagnostic tests including
imaging studies and laboratory tests. Follow through on
interpretation of results and communicate with team/attending
- 3.--Request consultations from other services, and provide
appropriate work up and follow through on recommendations,
including communication to primary team.
- 4.--Participate in daily rounds on primary patients and
consults when appropriate. Assist with implementing management plan
as supervised by attending physician and in collaboration with
- 5.--Enter, review and update orders to include: rehabilitation
services (physical, speech and occupational therapy), IV therapy
and inpatient medications (except for chemotherapy and Schedule 1
controlled substances), restraints, discharge orders.
- 6.--Be accessible, available, and visible to staff (attending,
resident, nursing, ancillary) to address patient concerns.
- 7.--Document pertinent patient information in the EMR
including, but not limited to: progress, event, or transfer
- 8.--Perform procedures of core privileges, e.g. wound
debridement and dressing changes, suturing and suture removal,
minor burn care, arterial punctures, gastic lavage, I & D
superficial abscesses, nasogastric tube placement, G tube
replacement, administer local anesthesia
- 9.--Participate in formal handoff (sign in/sign out) with the
healthcare team when beginning or ending a shift, and enter
relevant information into computer based sign out report (including
- 10.--Deliver care in a professional manner in accordance with
hospital and unit policies.
- 11.--Work to achieve efficient, cost effective, and high
quality patient care, timely and efficient patient admission and
discharge and comply with established best practice.
- 12.--Assist in the operating room and perform bedside
procedures (as privileged to do so and only after departmental
competencies are met).
- 13.--Produce discharge documentation including discharge
instructions, completion of W-10s, dictation of discharge
- 14.--Write discharge prescriptions within scope of practice and
confines of statute.
- 15.--Participate in Quality Improvement and Performance
- 16.--Participate in special projects and YNHH initiatives at
request of Department head, Manager and/or section Chief, Dept
- 17.--Participate in continuing medical education and maintain
certification requirements for CME via: Dept conferences, sections
conferences, YNHH Midlevel Grand Rounds, external
- 18.--Assist with orientation of new staff PA and
- 19.--Act as clinical resource and participate in education of
fellows, residents, and medical students. Serve as preceptor/role
model for PA, APRN students on clerkships.
- 20.--Adhere to schedule guidelines and fulfill scheduled hours
- 21.--Adhere to spirit and intent of "YNHH Service Excellence"
and promote a positive work environment.
- 22.--Provide specialty specific education to patients and
families to include perioperative expectations, treatment plans,
and discharge care.
- 23.--Participate in research projects as needed.
- 24.--Perform medication reconciliation at appropriate intervals
(changes in level of care and upon transfer).
- 25.--Provide informal/formal education for staff, patients, and
- 26.--Participate in YNHH Safe Patient Flow Initiatives in order
to provide the safest, most efficient, high quality patient
- 27.--Serves as patient advocate and act as liaision to patients
- 28.--Collaborates with multidisciplinary team (physician,
nursing, rehabilitation services, religious ministries) in the
development of a comprehensive care plan.
- 29.--Communicates treatment plans to referring physicians,
primary care physicians, care coordinators, social workers and
health care agencies as appropriate and within confines of patient
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art degree and graduation from
an approved Physician Assistant program required. Certified as a
Physician Assistant by the National Commission on the Certification
of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
One to three years of patient care experience with inpatient care
current state license as Physician Assistant and certification
maintenance by NCCPA.
Excellent clinical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Ability to work with a diverse group of providers across the health
care continuum. Computer skills preferred.
Additional Information Prefer candidates with prior neurology
experience, but will consider new grads.
For this position, you will participate in independent clinic
sessions for return and new patients; participate in clinical
research projects involving Epilepsy section; perform
Epilepsy-related procedures such as vegas nerve stimulation.
Keywords: Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven , APP - Ambulatory Epilepsy, Other , New Haven, Connecticut
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