University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical CampusSchool of Medicine, Department of PediatricsSection of Cardiology Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (CICU)Instructor - Advanced Practice Provider Position #694846 - Requisition #20122* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *
- This Section within the Department of Pediatrics provides patient management and coordination for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Progressive Care Unit. The Advanced Practice Provider will join a multidisciplinary team to provide care for the hospitalized cardiac patient from admission to discharge. The position is 1.0 FTE and includes Day/Evening/Night rotation as well as weekends and holidays. A salary incentive is possible for those staffing greater than 75% nights or weekends.
- Provides evidence-based clinical care to pediatric patients in the CICU/CPCU
- Gathers pertinent information systematically and skillfully from all sources: history, diagnostic tests, and comprehensive physical examinations, behavioral and developmental assessments.
- Incorporates all assessment findings into a plan to direct patient management
- Round daily on all patients in the CICU/CPCU based upon a rotating schedule and collaborate with the attending physician, other attending physicians from referral services, and with the healthcare team to assess, diagnose, plan, set priorities and realistic outcomes, and evaluate the effectiveness and cost efficiency of patient care.
- Evaluates patient physiological and behavioral responses to interventions for revision of management plans
- Documents daily all relevant data including but not limited to results of diagnostic tests, laboratory results, patients' condition, response to therapies/interventions, and follow-up interventions
- Differentiates normal and abnormal variations for all body systems
- Accurately interprets diagnostic tests
- Develops problem lists with associated differential diagnosis
- Communicates with the family regarding the changing health care needs of their child
- Assesses family adaptation, coping skills and the need for crisis or other interventions
- Establishes appropriate priorities of care
- Utilizing available resources (PharmD, formulary, consulting services) plans and implements appropriate pharmacologic therapies
- Accurately and appropriately performs routine diagnostic and therapeutic techniques according to established protocol and current pediatric critical care standards.
- Initiates and performs measures necessary to resuscitate and stabilize a compromised pediatric patient according to current critical care and AHA standards.
- Initiates referrals based on patient/family needs
- Communicates verbally all pertinent patient information to the on call attending physician, nursing staff, and other relevant healthcare providers.
- Role models competence in advanced critical care skills.
- Utilizes prescriptive privileges for identified patient population.
- Keeps knowledge base current by reading professional literature, attending educational programs, and reviewing changes in health legislation and relevant professional research.
- Develop, implement, and promote educational and support resources, following institutional processes
- Utilize evidence-based data and provide leadership to improve outcomes
- Utilizes evidence-based decision-making in all clinical practice.
- Incorporates clinical research finding in the development and implementation of standards of care.
- Supports IRB approved clinical research/trials through a variety of activities including but not limited to: obtaining consent, ordering diagnostic tests, recording laboratory and diagnostic results, administering therapeutic interventions, and reporting patient outcomes including toxicities or adverse events.
- Participates in interdisciplinary quality improvement and/or research activities.
- Participates in documenting outcome measures.
- Identifies potential areas for research.
Minimum Qualifications:Physician Assistant:
- Graduate of an accredited APAP programBLS and PALS certificationCertification from the NCCPA
- Must successfully pass a drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado
- Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check
- At least two years in a pediatric hospital
- Experience in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Progressive Care Unit
- Good communication skills
- Compassion for families
- Ability to multi-task
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Feb 17, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing