Centura Health Physician Assistant - Transplant- Porter Adventist Hospital - Denver, CO in Denver, Colorado

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 131372_

_Recruiter Contact:_

_Clinic/Department:_* 7413 PAH PORTER CNTR FOR LIVER CARE *

_Hospital:_* PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL *

_Schedule:_

_Shift:_

_Position Summary_

Assumes responsibility and accountability for comprehensive care, support and education to patients and

their families throughout all aspects of their care.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

Graduate from accredited Physician Assistant school.

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

2 years specialty experience

_License/Certifications_

Mid-level provider with current certification/licensure for applicable state of employment

BLS (Basic Life support from the American Heart Association)

ACLS (Advanced cardiac Life support from American Heart Association) may be required depending on practice setting.

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an *)_

Serves as consultant and resource for the specialty serving as a resource for community health care providers. *

· Serves as consultant for inpatient staff and supporting departments. *

· Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. *

· Documents ongoing status, interventions, communications, patient response and outcomes in an accurate, timely manner. *

· Functions as the resource person for individuals with questions regarding their diagnosis or treatment and coordinates the multidisciplinary plan of care through care rounds. *

· Identifies/provides education to patient/families (individuals/groups) about current and potential health problems, the treatment plan, self-care, and prevention to achieve independence and maximum wellness. *

· Develops/implements, evaluates appropriate materials to facilitate the education of patients/families. *

· Anticipates needs of provider, staff, patient and family. *

· Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective delivery of patient care. *

· Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, workload and staffing through priority setting, use of sound critical thinking, and flexibility. *

· Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional judgment. *

· Maintains high skill level and professional growth through ongoing education, meeting attendance. *

· Actively participates in professional organization. Maintains certification as PA. *

· Performs clinical examinations as necessary for patients. *

· Interprets and evaluates test results. Participates in development, implementation, evaluation and outcome monitoring of clinical care provision. *

· Writes prescriptions. Writes orders. *

· Makes referrals to specialists as indicated by patient situation. *

· Assesses patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs. *

· Facilitation of patients’ disposition regarding admission, discharge, scheduling. *

/* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned./

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.