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Physician Assistant

Company: Children's National Hospital
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Children s National Hospital in Washington D.C has an open full time Pediatric Epilepsy Advanced Practice Provider Position to join an established multidisciplinary pediatric epilepsy program consistent of board-certified pediatric epileptologists, epilepsy APPs, neurosurgeons, epilepsy dedicated neuropsychologists and child psychiatrists, computational scientists, social work, family support liaison and program coordinator. The role will be to care for children with epilepsy in a specialized epilepsy program through care coordination, contribute to a collaborative work culture and provide innovative care through quality improvement and research. The candidate should have a strong interest in pediatric epilepsy patients. Clinical responsibilities include, but not limited to, outpatient care of children followed in our specialized epilepsy programs including surgical epilepsy, epilepsy genetics, epileptic encephalopathy, infantile spasms, and ketogenic diet program within the center of Neurosciences at Children s National Hospital. Previous adult or pediatric epilepsy experience is preferred. Children s National Hospital provides superb care for our community, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Physician Assistant practices within their scope of practice as appropriate in their jurisdictional area and in accordance with their organizational Medical Staff Bylaws. The provider is responsible for the management of care to patients including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and the assessment, implementation, and evaluation of an appropriate plan of care. Provides leadership and consultation with their respective clinical area through participation division/department initiatives and mentorship of others. Participates in division/departmental and organization wide initiatives to represent advanced practice and leverage the role of the advanced practice provider. Functional AccountabilitiesClinical

  • Assess, diagnose, monitor and promote clinical status of each patient utilizing evidenced based practice and medical knowledge.
    • Develops appropriate plan of care.
      • Writes patient care orders, prescribes therapy, and provides necessary home care orders as needed.
        • Identifies significant changes in patient status using physical exam, lab values, diagnostic tests, and patient/family input.
          • Differentiates between normal and abnormal findings.
            • Performs procedures as needed after obtaining appropriate credentialing.
              • Participates in and leads multidisciplinary patient care and planning conferences.
                • Is a clinical resource for patient, parents and the interdisciplinary team.
                  • Communicates and escalates clinical/administrative issues as appropriate.
                    • Collaborates with nursing, medicine, and other members of the healthcare team to regularly ensure quality patient care. Administrative
                      • Serves as a clinical preceptor to APRN or PA students.
                        • Acts as a clinical resource for staff in patient care issues.
                          • Provides formal/informal educational presentation to staff on areas of expertise.
                            • Participates in quality improvement work for the department. Organizational AccountabilitiesOrganizational Accountabilities (Staff)Organizational Commitment/Identification
                              • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met Teamwork/Communication
                                • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
                                  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
                                    • Receptive to others ideas and opinions Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
                                      • Contribute to a positive work environment
                                        • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
                                          • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
                                            • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
                                              • Use resources efficiently
                                                • Search for less costly ways of doing things Safety
                                                  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
                                                    • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
                                                      • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
                                                        • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
                                                          • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
                                                            • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Keywords: Children's National Hospital, Washington DC , Physician Assistant, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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