The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Certified Neonatal Physician Assistant (PA). In collaboration with the neonatologist, the PA will provide direct patient care, consultation and education. The direct patient care will be provided to the patients in the NICU at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Practitioners at Frederick Memorial Hospital are mentored by and supervised by neonatologists on site.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities will include performing history and physical examinations, development of plan, implementation (writing orders, performing procedures), evaluation and assessment, and documentation.
Perform routine high risk neonatal procedures which include, but not limited to: endotracheal intubation, thoracentesis, chest tube placement, umbilical vein and umbilical artery catheterizations, lumbar punctures, venipuncture, arterial puncture, peripheral arterial line placement, percutaneous central venous catheter placement, suprapubic urine aspiration.
Attend high risk deliveries and perform neonatal resuscitation as per NRP guidelines which include routine stabilization, use of bag/mask/Neo-T/ETT positive pressure ventilation, endotracheal intubation, umbilical vein catheterization, and administration and ordering of resuscitation medications and IV fluids.
Assist with the development of and communication of care plan for patients, with parents, providers and referring physicians. Provide education and support to the families of the NICU patients. Participate in QA/PI activities of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Assist in the development of training/education for nursing staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team on plans of care. Consult with community physicians in the care of infants in the Newborn Nursery and provide prenatal consultation at the request of the obstetric care provider.
Scope of Responsibility:
Ventilator management including high frequency ventilation, parental nutrition administration, neonatal resuscitation and care of sick infants.
Bachelor's degree; Certification by the NCCPA or similar national certifying body; Completion of a CAAHEP certified Physician Assistant program; certified neonatal PA. Must be licensed as PA in State of Maryland or other state where practicing. Experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree, as permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Current CPR and NALS certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH and Frederick Memorial Hospital credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Preferred Qualifications: Prefer at least 5 years' experience.
Machines and Equipment: Ventilators, incubators, nasal CPAP on a regular basis.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title:Physician Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Monday - Sunday; Hours will vary as needed. This is a 24 x 7 Pediatrics NICU service Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Frederick Memorial Hospital Department Name: Pediatrics Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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