Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Nampa Pulmonary - Full Time
Company: Saint Alphonsus
ID110_97740 Pulmonary & Sleep Nampa
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Practice Summary - Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Specialty: Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Practice Scope: Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Outpatient
Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - Boise (SARMC);
Primary Location: SAMG Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Clinic - Garrity Campus
SARMC Pulmonary and Critical Care Inpatient Service - Nampa Hospital
Secondary Locations: SAMG Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine - Various outreach locations TBD
Practice Model: Employment
Status: 1.0 FTE
Availability: Spring 2018
Requirements: Successful completion of NP or PA Graduate Program (Masters Level)
AANP or ANCC certification for Nurse Practitioners
NCCPA certification for Physician Assistants
Current, unrestricted license in Idaho
Valid controlled substance registration with the Idaho Board of Pharmacy and DEA
2 years experience as a Pulmonary or Acute Care Medicine Provider preferred
Work Schedule: 5 clinic shifts/week, 8-5
EMR/EHR: Inpatient EMR /Computerized Order Entry (CPOE): Cerner PowerChart®
Cerner® Ambulatory EHR in clinic
Practice Opportunity Highlights
Saint Alphonsus is the principal provider of advanced, innovative and interdisciplinary critical care services within the region. Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a 350+ provider multispecialty group practice that seeks a certified Critical Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to manage Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC) ICU patients in collaboration with intensivists. Generally, the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) will provide direction to nursing personnel regarding patient management issues and provide daily contact with patients, family members, visitors, employees, medical staff, volunteer and students throughout the continuum of medical care. The provider will also ensure compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility and request timely consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, staff or other health resources as indicated.
Specific duties include but are not limited to the following: assist and facilitate in admission to and discharge from the Saint Alphonsus medical/surgical ICU; primary rounder on lower acuity patients in the ICU; (note: while not the primary admitter of patients, the APP will likely be the first critical care provider to visit the patient in the Emergency Department to assess and potentially work up patients for admission in consultation with the intensivist); initiate other forms of care with physician backing; ensure compliance with quality goals and metrics within the ICU.
In addition, the qualified APP will provide independent high-level clinical services to patients in the Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine outpatient clinics. Common conditions treated include COPD, asthma, and sleep apnea. Clinical responsibilities include triage, assessment, consultation, treatment, education, and management of patients following initial evaluation by the physician. The provider will ensure compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Specific duties include but are not limited to the following: conduct follow-up evaluations for patients referred for Pulmonary consultation; follow-through on physician's plan of care; order & interpret appropriate diagnostic testing including pulmonary function studies, chest imaging and labs; prescribe appropriate treatment including oxygen, CPAP therapy, antibiotics and steroid treatments; conduct patient education and smoking cessation counseling; provide assistance in clinic phone triage and referral triage; assist in prescription refills and general clinic coverage when other providers are not in clinic.
The qualified Advanced Practice Provider will show evidence of comprehensive assessment skills, expert clinical skills and problem solving abilities and commit to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care. Candidates would ideally have prior critical care, acute care, or pulmonary experience.
Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) Values, Mission and Vision
Guided by our core values of reverence, a commitment to those who are poor, justice, stewardship and integrity, we at Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.
Unified by our faith-based mission, SAHS will:
Provide healing and hope, close to home
Help our communities grow and thrive
Be a trusted partner for life
Deliver value in everything we do
Saint Alphonsus Health System Guiding Behaviors
Saint Alphonsus establishes and promotes the following guiding behaviors: we support each other in serving; we communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly; we are fully present; we are all accountable; we trust and assume goodness in intentions; and we are continuous learners. It is our cultural expectation that all providers will emulate these guiding behaviors and model them for all Saint Alphonsus associates. Moreover, as a Catholic Health Care Services Provider, we expect our providers to deliver care in accordance with the USCCB Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
As a physician led and accountable multispecialty group, we greatly value the input and leadership of our physicians and encourage each physician to actively participate in department meetings, SAMG leadership council and in matters of practice/service line development.
And, as continuous learners, we encourage and promote ongoing continuing medical education (CME) activities for our providers and will financially support your CME endeavors. Further, as part of our shared vision to become a trusted health partner for life, we strive to continuously increase patient satisfaction and loyalty.
About Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Nampa
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho (SAMC - Nampa) is a 152 bed community medical center serving people throughout the greater Nampa, Idaho area. As a not-for-profit medical center, SAMC - Nampa reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. It focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment; is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies. As an example of this reinvestment, SAMC-Nampa has completed a state of the art, $33.5 million Nampa Health Plaza along the I-84 corridor with a full service emergency room, the 20 bed Birkeland Maternity Center, cardiac care center, and joint venture ambulatory surgery center. Coming in May 2017 will be a new Nampa Medical Center replacing the 152 bed facility with a modern 100 bed center; including 6 Operating Rooms and encompassing 28 emergency room bays within its 238,000ft2.
HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, recognized Saint Alphonsus Health System with multiple # 1 State rankings for Overall Cardiac Services, Cardiology Services, Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Interventional Procedures, Neurosciences, Neurosurgery, Treatment of Stroke and Gastro-Intestinal Services. Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Nampa also was recognized with multiple #1 State rankings. The hospital also received five 5-Star Ratings including recognition for Coronary Interventional Procedures, treatment for heart attack and total hip replacement.
SAMC - Nampa is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS), a growing four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system. The four medical centers, along with Saint Alphonsus Medical Group's 280 providers at 38 clinic locations, serve the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus is a member of Trinity Health, the third largest Catholic Health System in the nation. To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, visit www.saintalphonsus.org .
About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC)
Saint Alphonsus is a 387 bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest and is the region's principal provider of advanced, innovative and interdisciplinary critical care services. It is also the region's only ACoS verified Level II Trauma Center whose annual trauma volumes exceed 1,250 with over 400 patients with an ISS>16. Trauma is predominantly blunt in nature.
As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. It focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment; is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies including advanced imaging capabilities; and is known for its award-winning clinical services.
There are over 975 providers on the medical staff at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC), with over 475 physicians holding active privileges along with over 200 allied health professionals. The SARMC Hospitalists are the primary admitting service for the vast majority of primary care providers in the Saint Alphonsus network. The group manages a high acuity medical service, is integrally involved with the stroke program, works in co-management with orthopedics, and is looking to further expand perioperative services and consult services. Hospitalists also take part in teaching internal medicine residents.
The regional medical center is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a growing four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Catholic Healthcare East (CHE) Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic not-for-profit health systems in the nation. To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, please visit www.saintalphonsus.org .
As an economically vibrant and growing community, Boise is a mid-sized metropolitan area of approximately 645,000 people. Boise is Idaho's capital city, a commercial center and the 3rd largest city in the Pacific Northwest. The Boise Valley is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise and a flourishing scene for arts, entertainment and collegiate and professional sports.
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Nampa and its surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. Offering good jobs, affordable housing, a safe place to raise a family and outdoor recreation opportunities are just some of what makes Nampa the great place it is! For more information on Nampa, Idaho, please visit www.ci.nampa.id.us .
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