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PA/ARNP Hospitalist- Inpatient Spine Service

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

The APP in this position will manage Orthopedic Spine patients on the inpatient unit. The APP will work with faculty physicians, resident physicians, other APPs, and a multidisciplinary inpatient team to coordinate and deliver patient care. Duties would include rounding on patients daily, communicating with the team, documentation, placing orders, patient education, and facilitating discharge. The APP would also assist with process improvement projects and service line advancements in order to improve patient outcomes and decrease complications. Additional duties include assisting with implementation of methods to capture appropriate billing/coding documentation in the EMR and providing cross coverage to other orthopedic services. Position Responsibilities

  • Supervise the care delivered. Perform /order medical diagnostic, therapeutic procedures, and prescribe, dispense or deliver medications under a collaborative practice agreement. Consult/collaborate with other care team members. Use judgment to apply/adopt information within total clinical picture to address health issues. Influence others to adopt best practices.
  • Complete patient medical records, reports, and forms to record treatment for treatment record and billing purposes. Improve quality of care by performing chart reviews and participating on performance improvement committees.
  • Provide health education to patients and medical education to health professions students and residents. Participate in ongoing research and professional development of self and other staff.
  • Establish and maintain procedures and systems to assure staff compliance with policies and standards of care. Initiate corrective action as needed. Serve on committees to enhance patient care and operations. Assure team provides effective collaboration/communications. May provide feedback and coaching to other team members to assure quality of specialized care. Hire, develop and manage the performance of staff. May have budget responsibilities for unit supervised. In collaboration within the surgeons, multidisciplinary team involved with their service, and Orthopedic Department Administrator, coordinate the continual monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness and operations of their team. Assist with identification and implementation of process improvement projects and service line advancements in order to improve patient outcomes and decrease complications. Assist with implementation of methods to capture appropriate billing/coding documentation in the EMR. No call is expected for this role. - University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. In 2018-19 seven of our adult care specialties were ranked among the nation's best, including otolaryngology (3rd), ophthalmology (7th), orthopedics (14th), cancer (18th), urology (34th), pulmonology (39th), and gynecology (50th). The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation's best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away. Educational Requirements: - ARNP: A Master's degree is required. A Master's degree or DNP in Nursing is preferred. If Master's degree is in a related field, a Baccalaureate degree in nursing is required. Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required. Current certification in specialty area and licensure as ARNP in state of Iowa is required. PA: Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accredited PA educational program and/or certification by the NCCPA. A Master's degree is highly desired. Experience Required:
    • 1-3 years of patient care experience gained through education, job experience, or rotations is required
    • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of orthopedic patient care is required
    • Demonstrated experience working effectively with individuals from a variety of background and perspectives
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Desired Experience: -
      • Experience working in medical-surgical inpatient, surgical inpatient, orthopedic inpatient, or orthopedic surgical setting is highly desired
      • PA: - Master of Physician Assistantdegree -is highly desired Please attach a resume/CV as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact Amanda Petersen at amanda-petersen@uiowa.edu. Additional Information
        • Classification Title: PA/ARNP Hospitalist
        • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
        • Schedule: Full-time
        • Work Modality Options: On Campus Compensation Contact Information Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu . For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543 . My ProfileCreate and manage profiles for future opportunities.Contact us to learn more about how to qualify for Veteran's Preference.
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Keywords: The University of Iowa, Iowa City , PA/ARNP Hospitalist- Inpatient Spine Service, Healthcare , Iowa City, Iowa

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