Health System is seeking a Critical Care Advanced Practitioner to work collaboratively with families and a multidisciplinary health team in an inpatient hospital-based critical care specialty unit to provide acute/chronic health care to patients, including clinical management for a critical care population.
Procedurally based and high acuity patients. Provide leadership through education, consultation and research. This position requires a high degree of confidence in performing duties independently without close physician supervision.
Provide first call coverage for the hospital's critical care physician team. Evaluate patients being admitted to the ICU from the emergency department, hospital wards, and operating rooms
Formulate a plan of care, request appropriate diagnostic tests, enter appropriate medication, nursing and life-support device orders. Maintain a high degree of collaboration with the ICU nurses in managing the patient's critical care needs. Communicate with the critical care provider team when deemed necessary.
Placement of central venous access. Placement of arterial lines. Endotracheal intubation. Basic ventilator management (the ICU has 24-7 staffing by expert Respiratory Care providers). Ability to run a code blue as a lead. Provides consultation to influence the identified plan of care, to enhance the abilities of others to provide health care, and to effect change in the healthcare system. Makes appropriate referrals and discusses recommendations with patient, family and/or caregiver.
Orders and/or performs appropriate treatments, therapies, & procedures that are based on current knowledge, research, & practice. Provides patient/family/caregiver with diagnostic & laboratory results as well as actual/potential benefits, limitations, & adverse effects of proposed therapies.
Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and level of functioning. Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic/non-pharmacological agents & interventions that are both universal & unique to the patient, & monitors/evaluates effects.