Pediatric Physician Assistant / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department
The primary function of a Pediatric Emergency Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) is to work collaboratively with members of the Emergency Department staff including but not limited to physicians and nurses, as well as to interface with community pediatricians in an effort to provide medical care to children, teens, and young adults (up to age 21) who are acutely ill or injured presenting to the emergency department. A pediatric emergency PA/NP is trained to care for a wide range of problems, some of which require immediate medical attention. These problems are often serious and may be life-threatening.
Nurse practitioner candidates must hold a Master’s degree in nursing (MSN) or Doctorate of nursing (DNP) with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification
Physician Assistant candidates must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an AMA accredited physician assistant program as well as certification from the National Commission for Certified Physician’s Assistants (NCCPA)
PA and NP candidates must possess a minimum of two (2) years of pediatrics experience
Prior practice in an emergency department or urgent care setting is highly desirable
Valid New York State license to practice medicine
Unrestricted DEA number
Essential Job Functions
Work collaboratively with on-site emergency department supervising physicians to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a broad array of acute and non-acute medical and psychiatric conditions in patients up to age 21 years
Recognize emergency conditions in patients and communicate timely information to supervising physicians
Order and interpret clinically appropriate tests
Perform procedures within the scope of practice and expertise as defined by the delineation of privileges, including but not limited to: wound care and repair, abscess incision and drainage, injections, fracture/dislocation management, respiratory support, etc.
Coordinate outpatient referral and follow-up care plans for patients being discharged from the emergency department
Communicates diagnosis-specific education to patients and families/guardians.
Coordinate inter-facility transfers for patients in need of inpatient services
Supervise medical, PA and/or NP students during clinical practice in the emergency department setting
Use an electronic medical record (EMR) to document patient encounters, place orders for patient care, and view results
Practice pediatric emergency medicine in an ethical manner consistent with contemporary, evidence-based practice guidelines
Maintain a current pediatric emergency medicine knowledge and skills though independent study, continuing medical education, and maintenance of board certification
Maintain current certifications in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (BLS/ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), any other certifications required by the attending physician or Medical Staff Office
Exhibit professionalism in the healthcare facility at all times
Participate in medical staff, department, and hospital affairs as applicable
Abide by departmental and hospital initiatives for practice quality and performance improvement
Understand basic principles of documentation, coding, billing, and practice expense costs
We are a suburban community hospital with a close affiliation to Westchester Medical Center, a quaternary care health network. Pediatric emergency physicians will be responsible for supervising advanced practice providers as well as students in medical, PA, or NP school. Academic appointments are available through Westchester Medical Center.
We have a newly renovated and modern 30-bed ED which was just opened in 2014. We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package including occurrence malpractice. Full-time and part-time employees are eligible for 403B plan with employer matching, hospital-sponsored pension plan, and comprehensive health insurance, paid vacation and CME time, and a CME stipend. Our scheduling is flexible.
Good Samaritan hospital is located in Suffern, NY, just 25 miles northwest of New York City. Some of our physicians choose to live in NYC and commute to us. However, we are seated in a location which is convenient to the best of the suburbs. The surrounding counties in Southeastern NY and Northern NJ offer excellent schools, affordable living, all within a short car or train ride to NYC, world-class entertainment, skiing, hiking, fishing, and the beach.
For more information please contact at 845-368-5575 or Corey_Deixler@bshsi.org