Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Posted on: September 25, 2022
SUMMARY The AP-NICU is accountable for delivering comprehensive
quality patient care, including diagnostic and therapeutic
interventions according to standards of practice to premature,
newborn, term or sick infants during the neonatal period. This
person will function as a member of an inpatient physician team
within an integrated academic model. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES Treat
and evaluate term and premature newborns who may present with
neonatal illnesses and/or congenital anomalies and promote the
health of the child and family.
Primary areas of care can include the NICU, Delivery Room and
Well-Newborn Nursery within Connecticut Children's primary and
partner hospitals ranging from Level I- Level IV newborn acuity as
appropriate for the candidates level of training.
Respond to and appropriately manage life-threatening emergencies in
the Delivery Room, the Well-Baby Nursery, the Emergency Room, and
the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit or its' affiliates.
Analyze medical histories, diagnostic lab test and x-ray results
and perform physical examinations.
Perform and maintain competence in required procedures for each
site of care as assigned; this may include umbilical vessel
catheterization, endotracheal intubation, thoracostomy tube
placement, neonatal resuscitation, lumbar puncture, percutaneous
inserted central catheter placement, circumcision, venipuncture, IV
Consult with attending physicians for appropriate patient referrals
and monitor outcomes.
Coordinate patient care with team members, other departments and
community agencies and providers as necessary.
Opportunity to participate as Neonatal Critical Care Team Transport
Leader when competence established for this role. Function to
identify, plan, implement, and evaluate the stabilization and
emergency care of acutely ill neonates in collaboration with the
medical control physician.
Practice preventive health care through patient and family
education and child health advocacy.
Participate in teaching and learning in an integrated academic
Precepting of PA Graduate students and mentoring of newly hired APP
Participate in peer review, development and consultation.
Participate in special programs and services as assigned.
Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of
patients in appropriate, specific gestation populations and applies
them to practice. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all
interactions with patients/families.
Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the
organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC
STANDARDS. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for on-site
collaboration for less experienced advanced practice providers and
pediatric residents. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Registered and Certified
Physician Assistant with preferred minimum of two years' experience
. New graduate will be considered on an individual basis. Bilingual
and bicultural in English and Spanish a plus. LICENSES &
CERTIFICATIONS Registered and Certified Physician Assistant -or-
Current State of Connecticut Physician Assistant licensure required
at time of hire and maintenance at time of appointment or privilege
approval (allow one-year grace period for renewal if gap.) based on
CT Children's bylaws.
For PAs hires, requires to obtain and maintain NCCPA certification
at time of appointment or privilege approval; allow one-year grace
period for renewal if gap.
NRP provider certification required, within 3 months of hire.
Specialty licensure/certification may be required, as specified by
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