Advanced Practice Provider – Waukesha, WI
We have an excellent opportunity for a motivated APP interested in a Neurosurgical position based at our Waukesha, WI office location. The Goodman Campbell at ProHealth Neurosurgical APP works under the direct supervision of a physician as permitted by the laws in the state of Wisconsin. The APP will function as an autonomous practitioner in outpatient clinics, assisting the supervising surgeon in the management of patients. The APP assists the surgeon in providing quality, efficient, and cost-effective care in the outpatient setting and, on occasion, assisting with inpatient hospitalization care.
- Take detailed patient medical histories.
- Perform and record physical examinations.
- Diagnose and make decisions for the treatment of patients.
- Evaluate patients in outpatient settings and, occasionally, on daily inpatient rounds or the emergency department.
- Initiate therapy, prescribe medicine, give vaccinations.
- Order lab tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic studies.
- Counsel patients on preventive care and/or medical problems.
- Write appropriate admission orders (including nursing care, medication orders, laboratory and radiological examinations), and obtain consultations approved by the surgeon.
- Review, with the surgeon, pertinent abnormal findings in the patient’s history, physical examination, radiological and laboratory data, and obtain appropriate consultation, additional laboratory or radiological studies as needed, and initiate appropriate medical intervention.
- In progress notes, record pertinent findings from history, physical examination, laboratory studies, and radiological examination.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to make good decisions.
- Critical listening skills and ability to communicate clearly.
- Commitment to update skills constantly.
- Commitment to proficient use of resources.
- Ability to develop and implement educational plans.
- Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation, collaboration, problem-solving and organizational skills.
- Ability to handle the pressure of life-threatening situations.
- Ability to keep detailed records.
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of health promotion and maintenance, with an ability to teach those principles to others.
- Strong pharmacology, anatomy, and physiology knowledge.
- Desire to work with all types of people and work as a team member.
- Respectful and effective interpersonal skills.
Education and Experience Required
- Master’s degree (Master of Arts, Master of Science) for PA or (Master’s in Science of Nursing) for NP is required
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is acceptable, but is not necessarily preferred
- Pass the exam administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. (PA-C) or board certification for NP
- WI-Registered Nurse and WI-Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber or WI Physician Assistant
- ACLS/BLS required
- Maintain one hundred hours of Continuing Education every two years to retain certification. A recertification exam must be passed every ten years for PA
- Direct critical care experience as APP in previous role (preferred)
- Advanced provider certifications in critical care including Critical Care Residency or other equivalent (preferred)
- Critical Care RN experience previously as applicable (preferred)
- Willing to hire and train new graduate with elective critical care rotations during training.
One of the Following Certifications Required
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ANCC or AACN)
- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ANCC or AACN)
- Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANCC or AANP)
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (ANCC or AANP)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC or AANP)
- Physician Assistant-Certified (NCCPA)
- All of the following: ACLS or BLS, DEA Registration as a Mid-Level Provider or eligibility (as defined by proof of DEA application)
- Requires knowledge of service standards and regulatory standards governing care delivery and operations.
- Mobility within a health clinic setting.
- Long hours of standing.
- Manual dexterity necessary.
- Occasional lifting involving patients, as well as Occasional lifting / moving of medical equipment and supplies.
- Ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with patients and/or parents who are stressed.
- Comply with HIPPA to maintain strict confidentiality of patient information.
- Work under time constraints.
- High concentration to pay attention to detail for long periods of time.
- Environmental Conditions to include frequent contact with blood and other body fluids, as well as exposure to air or surface borne illnesses.