Fairview Health Services

  • Physician Assistant - Emergency Department, Observation Unit

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(10/14/2019 12:08 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-40911
    Location
    University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)
    Profession
    Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty
    Emergency Medicine
  • Practice Description

    Fairview Health Services seeks a board certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to provide care and services on a casual basis to patients in the Emergency Department Observation Unit at MHealth Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center - East Campus.

    The Observation Unit is located in the hospital and is designed to streamline ED throughput by moving patients presenting with more complex conditions into an area better suited for their treatment. The setting is geared toward patients who require more management or attention than can be given in the traditional ED, but do not need the length or level of services provided in the inpatient setting. The goal of the Observation Unit is to avoid unnecessary and costly inpatient admissions by aggressively diagnosing and treating patients' symptoms, allowing them to go home in a timely manner.

     

    In this role, the NP/PA:

    • Delivers health care services to the Observation Unit patients under the supervision of the collaborating physician(s).
    • Obtains health history and performs assessment accurately.
    • Assesses, diagnoses, treats and monitors acute and chronic health problems of the patients as defined by established guidelines and protocols.
    • Orders and interprets diagnostic tests.
    • Prescribes medications and/or recommends over-the-counter medications as appropriate.
    • Promotes positive health behaviors and instructs clients in self-care skills.
    • Communicates with the collaborating physician in a timely manner and refers all clients to the collaborating physician as appropriate.
    • Coordinate discharge for patients to outpatient facilities, consultations, and follow up appointments; writes prescriptions; and provides patient education.

    University of Minnesota Medical Center is the teaching hospital of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a 1,932-licensed bed facility. Located on two campuses, one on the east bank and the other on the west bank of the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis. The medical center offers a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services from heart transplant surgery to cancer treatment and more. As one of the most respected academic medical centers in the nation, University of Minnesota Medical Center balances responsiveness to patients' needs with access to innovative treatments and technology, delivering superior health outcomes.

     

    Qualifications

    • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program
    • BC/BE through NCCPA
    • Licensed or ability to obtain a PA license with prescriptive authority through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
    • Ability to obtain and/or maintain DEA certification for the State of Minnesota.
    • Meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges (if required).Preferred Qualifications:
    • Previous experience in Emergency Medicine or Inpatient Medicine is preferred. Observation Unit experience highly preferred.

    Community Information

    University of Minnesota Medical Center is the teaching hospital of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a 1,932-licensed bed facility. Located on two campuses, one on the east bank and the other on the west bank of the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis. The medical center offers a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services from heart transplant surgery to cancer treatment and more. As one of the most respected academic medical centers in the nation, University of Minnesota Medical Center balances responsiveness to patients' needs with access to innovative treatments and technology, delivering superior health outcomes.

      

    With 22 lakes in the city limits alone, Minneapolis combines a lush green environment with cosmopolitan sophistication. Music, theater and world-class art, history and culture museums thrive here alongside abundant sports and recreation opportunities. Sidewalk dining, abundant shopping, educational excellence and economic vitality combine to make Minneapolis an attractive city in which to live and work.

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis

    https://www.greatermsp.org/

    http://www.education.state.mn.us.

    http://www.exploreminnesota.com

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