Job Description

Advanced Practitioner - Plastic Surgery Clinic

SUMMARY: Valley Children's Plastic Surgery seeks a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join their Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery team. The NP or PA assists the assigned staff attending in all aspects of patient care. This position involves practice in the clinical setting, including clinic, inpatient, ambulatory/outpatient, and pre-operative and post-operative care. Hospital rounds may be required. There is potential to participate in research and publications. No after-hours call is required, however may be instituted at a future date. The practice will involve care and management of patients requiring or consultation for a plastic surgery or hand and upper extremity related diagnoses. Care will include performing clinic assessments, admission History and Physicals, daily plan of care, reductions/casting, hand call, and minor hand clinic procedures. Practitioner will manage the inpatient course of collaboration with the attending. Practitioner will coordinate referrals and follow up on consults to other providers and clinic staff. Practitioner may provide emergency room and hospital consultations. Practitioners will provide care to ambulatory/patients when needed in coordination with ambulatory nursing staff.

Performs within the scope of licensure and in accordance with hospital policies. Upon acceptance of an offer of employment and prior to providing patient care, candidate must submit Scope of Practice to the Hospital Interdisciplinary Professional Practice Council.

REQUIREMENTS: The PA position requires either completion of a Physician Assistant program and an Associate's degree with a Bachelor's degree preferred. Minimum one (1) year pediatric experience is required. NCCPA is required.

The NP position requires graduation of a Nurse Practitioner program and a Master's degree. Minimum three (3) years related experience AANPCP or CPNP is required within six (6) months of hire or transfer into position.

Basic Life Support (BLS) is required within 30 days of hire or transfer into position. Must successfully complete the credentialing process through the Medical Staff office via CIDP for the appropriate scope of practice, written standardized protocols, and furnishing privileges.

  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and assume responsibility for inpatient/outpatient care.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication skills for effective interactions with patients and their family members, and colleagues in multiple medical and surgery disciplines.
  • One to two years of surgical experience is preferred. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery specific training will be provided.

POSITION DETAILS: Full time exempt level position

LOCATION: Madera, CA

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