APP: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Orthopedics

APP: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Orthopedics

Stanford, CA 94305
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Telana Mushlin
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Merritt Hawkins

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Essential Functions

A. The NP/PA may provide only those medical services which he/she is competent to perform, which are consistent with the NP/PA's education, training and experience, and which are performed under the supervision of a physician who is responsible for the patients cared for by that NP/PA.

B. The NP/PA shall consult with a physician regarding any task, procedure or diagnostic problem which the NP/PA determines exceeds his/her level of competence or shall refer such cases to a collaborating physician.

C. Scope of Practice:

1. Evaluates and treats patients with acute, chronic complaints and health maintenance concerns related to specialty, according to written standardized procedures. 
2. Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new and return patients, according to written standardized procedures. 
3. Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated upon evaluation of the patient, according to written standardized procedures. 
4. Administers, orders, furnishes and prescribes medications, according to written standardized procedures.
5. Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood and blood products.
6. Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology examinations and nursing services.
7. Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency, according to written standardized procedures where applicable.
8. Obtains informed consent, as indicated.
9. Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges and completes appropriate paperwork.
10. As directed by the supervising physician, enrolls patients in investigational studies approved by the Investigational Review Board (IRB), and orders the necessary tests and medications. 
Medications that are not FDA-approved or are used for a non-FDA-approved indication (off-label use) require a patient-specific order in advance from the supervising physician.
11. Recognizes and considers age-specific needs of patients.
12. Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds.
13. Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary.
14. Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services as needed.
15. Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources.
16. Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory and clinical policies and procedures.
17. Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
18. Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.
19. Other duties as assigned.


Nurse Practitioner
Education: Master's or Doctorate Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university is, required.
License/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support, required.
License/Certification: CA Registered Nurse (RN), required.
License/Certification: Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by a nationally recognized nursing organization (e.g., American Academy of Nurse Practitioners-AANP, American Nurses Credentialing Center-ANCC, or any successor organizations), required.
License/Certification: DEA - DEA Number from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, required.
License/Certification: CA NP - Nurse Practitioner, required.
License/Certification: NPF - NP Furnishing Number, required. 
License/Certification: RNFA strongly preferred

Physician Assistant
Education: Bachelor's degree or above from an accredited college or university. Graduate of a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.
License/Certification: Current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the State of California is required.
License/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support, required.
License/Certification: DEA - DEA Number from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, required.
License/Certification: Must be board certified from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) at the time of hire and maintain certification during employment at SHC.

First assist experience; Nurse Practitioner with RNFA Certification strongly preferred.

About The Company

Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.