Req Number 001WOJ
Job Category Physician Assistant
Performs a variety of functions and technical procedures necessary for the assigned transplant area. Utilizes the processes of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and outcome evaluation. Works within the scope of practice of a nurse practitioner.
Conducts health assessments in the office setting and medical clearance of the patients. Initiates referrals to specialty services and fosters continuity of care.
Initiates selected therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, consultation and laboratory examinations. Orders and interprets diagnostic tests. Prescribes and revises medical regimens.
Coordinates the plan of care for transplant patients
Determines effectiveness of the plan of care through documentation of patient care outcomes. Reassesses and modifies plan of care as necessary to achieve medical and health goals.
Provides patient/family and community education and counseling in the areas of health promotion, process, maintenance, and disease prevention.
Participates in team meetings, Grand Rounds, and conferences to enhance an interdisciplinary approach to primary health care delivery.
Coordinates the transplant process (pre and post) for prospective candidates including reviewing referrals and medical records, scheduling evaluation testing, and maintaining accurate medical records.
Ensures all necessary tests are completed including, but not limited to, scheduling appointments for patients between various departments within the Hospital and ensures all relevant medical information is available prior to scheduled appointments; and following-up on the results
Assesses the results of evaluation data and reviews with transplant team.
Performs appropriate follow-up of post-operative patients
Cares for and manages the care of patients awaiting transplant.
Oversees the education and orientation of transplant Nurse Practitioners and keeps abreast of current trends, quality issues and departmental affairs through lectures, orientation and in-service education programs to staff. Acts as a resource to staff.
Oversees the quality assurance initiatives for Transplant services.
Participates in research process, administers investigational therapy, and applies evidence based practices.
Ensures completion of all required data as established by the Organ Procurement Transplant Network.
Performs related duties, as required.
*ADA Essential Functions
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Master’s Degree in a Nurse Practitioner Program or a Graduate from an accredited School of Physician Assistant Program, required.
Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse OR as a Nurse Practitioner in New York State OR current Licensed Registered Physician Assistant by New York State Department of Education, required.
Minimum of three (3) years directly related clinical experience, required.