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CT Children's

Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Location: Hartford
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

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 placement.

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 model.

Precepting of PA Graduate students and mentoring of newly hired APP team members.

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 department

Keywords: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford , CT Children's , Healthcare , Hartford, Connecticut

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