APRN/ PA Emergency Department
Company: Cleveland Clinic
Posted on: January 7, 2021
The physician assistant functions in collaboration with a physician
according to a supervisory agreement. The APRN functions in
collaboration with a physician according to a standard care
arrangement and specialty certification. Providers provide advanced
care to patients with complex acute, critical, and chronic health
conditions, including the delivery of acute care services.
Performs complete histories and physicals on patients of all ages
to establish and record patient's current health status and to
develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan to provide
continuing medical care, including daily examinations, writing
orders, chart notes, discharging patients and completing discharge
This medical care is in areas identified.
Base hours exceed other patient care areas and expectations for
24/7 hour coverage of advanced critical care services role provide
advanced care to patients with complex, acute, critical and chronic
Advanced Critical care APRN's and PA's practice in a setting that
requires the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic
interventions to manage acute and chronic health problems. APRN's
and PA's also practice in the settings requiring complex monitoring
and therapies and high intensity medical/surgical
Conducts thorough medical histories, performs complete physical
examinations (where indicated), initiates appropriate lab,
radiology tests or other special tests required for evaluation of
illness, and scrutinizes lab data on new and former clinic patients
and hospital admissions to establish a record of the patient's
current health status and to develop a working diagnosis and
treatment plan with direct review by a physician.
Must be able to work with autonomy within Ohio law under direction
of collaborating/supervising physician. Performs and interprets, at
least to the point of recognizing deviations from normal, common
laboratory, radiologic, cardiographic and other routine diagnostic
procedures used to identify pathophysiologic processes as
privileged by CCAG Credentialing Board.
Performs routine procedures such as injections, immunizations,
suturing and wound care, managing simple conditions produced by
infection or trauma, assisting in the management of more complex
illness and injury which may include assisting surgeons in
conducting operations and taking initiative in performing
evaluation and therapeutic procedures in response to
life-threatening situations, as privileged by CCAG Credentialing
Performs specialized procedures following approval by CCAG
Refers patients to providers as appropriate for consultation or for
specialized health resources and treatment.
Ensures continuity of care by serving as a liaison between patient
and other members of the multi-disciplinary care team or with other
specialty areas as necessary.
Participates in quality monitoring thru the review of records and
treatment plans for patient outcomes on a periodic basis to assure
Facilitates appropriate length of stay, discharge planning and
compliance with regulatory standards for inpatient management.
May serve as clinical preceptor for APRN or PA students and other
Demonstrates a high standard of moral and ethical behavior.
Demonstrates compassion and professionalism and a commitment to
excellent patient care.
Other duties as assigned.Completes mandatory education and training
in order to maintain organization and department specific
competencies and requirements.
Maintains applicable certification/licensure.
Follows system and department policies and procedures with special
attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress
code, display of ID badge, and safety.
Other duties as assigned
PA: Graduate of an A.R.C.-approved Physician Assistant Program.
Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies and/or applicable
state licensure through the State Medical Board for certificate to
practice. APRN: Graduate of an accredited APRN program. Master's
degree in Nursing and/or applicable state license through the Ohio
Board of Nursing for certificate to practice.
PA: Current certification as a Physician Assistant through the
NCCPA. Incumbent must obtain applicable State licensure before
employment, license to prescribe or be eligible. Must have approved
Physician Supervision Agreement (listed on State Medical Board
website) and/or signed addendum to Physician Supervision
Must be privileged by CCAG's Credentialing Board. Basic Life
Support (BL S) Healthcare Provider required; Advanced Cardiac Life
Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) may be
required based upon work setting. APRN: Licensed as RN in
applicable state, national certification as nurse practitioner
(APRN) by nationally accredited organization, current certificate
of authority/APRN license by applicable state Board of Nursing. BLS
Healthcare Provider required; ACLS, PALS and additional
certifications may be required based upon work setting.
Complexity of Work:
Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the
ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a
stressful environment and take appropriate action. Management of
critically ill patients. Good verbal, written and interpersonal
communication skills. Demonstrated competency and the ability to
perform advanced assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan
development and invasive procedures as per clinical
Function as trainer to other Advanced Practice Providers throughout
Complete Special Privileging as instructed.
Off Hours, weekend/holidays, regular schedules, 24/7 coverage.
Intensive on the job training.
Depending on practice. Critical care experience is desired.
Typical physical demands include ability to lift and position
patients ranging in weight from 50 to 350 pounds. Ability to
push/pull patients to various positions, to move/push medical
equipment and supplies. Requires extensive walking, sitting and
stair climbing. Ability to obtain safety precautions against blood
borne pathogens by using protective gear. Ability to push/pull
patients as part of a team to various positions, to move/push
medical equipment and supplies. Requires extensive walking, sitting
and stair climbing. Ability to obtain safety precautions against
blood borne pathogens by using protective gear.
Personal Protective Equipment:
Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as
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Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and
applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free
environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for
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any Cleveland Clinic facility.
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