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Physican Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Per Diem Urgent Care

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Advanced Practitioner (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) is responsible for assisting in the care of the patient in the urgent care setting under the supervision of the Physician. As with any other health care professional, the physician assistant is charged with being a patient advocate in the medical care system.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The physician assistant or nurse practitioner will diagnose and treat patients who present for treatment, obtain a history, perform a physical examination, document the medical record, perform privileged procedures, and provide discharge instructions.
Order, prescribe or administer medication, IV fluids as per Pennsylvania State Practice Act, and governed by hospital bylaws.
Order and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests.
Initiate referrals and consultations as needed.
The physician assistant or nurse practitioner will perform privileged procedures as directed: Visual Screening, administer IM, IV SQ Medications/Vaccines, local Anesthesia, Insert Foley Catheter, Venipuncture, Insert Intravenous Line, Removal of Foreign Bodies, Intra-Articular Aspiration/Injection, Splint Placement, Apply and Change Dressings, Debridement and Care of Open Wounds, Evacuation of Hematoma/Seroma, Incision and Drainage, Repair and Close Lacerations, Removal of Dermatologic Abnormalities, Removal of Sutures, Ear Irrigation/Cerumen Removal, fluorescein eye stain, Eye Tests/Visual Acuity.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting for up to 3 hours per day and 3 hours at a time. Standing for up to 8 hours per day, 8 hours at a time. Walking for up to 6 hours per day, 1 hour at a time. Frequently fingering, handling, firm grasping and twisting. Rarely lifting, with assistance up to 100 pounds. Rarely pushing and pulling patients weighing up to 300 pounds in a wheelchair or bed. Occasionally stooping and bending. Seeing as it relates to normal near and far vision, and hearing as it relates to both high and low frequencies.
EDUCATION:
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Medical Physician Assistant, or Osteopathic Physician Assistant with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania or New Jersey, as determined by the job location. Physician Assistants must also have a current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Two years of experience desired, preferably in urgent care setting. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required. Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner must be licensed to treat infant to geriatric populations. Must have suturing experience.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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