At the UCHC, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in delivery of direct clinical care services involving medical therapeutics to high risk patients.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Considerable knowledge of fetal and neonatal and adult anatomy and physiology; knowledge of different disciplines and disease states; knowledge of medication and their interactions and reactions; physical assessment skills; counseling skills; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in performing invasive procedures; ability to work independently; ability to work under pressure; ability to formulate plans of care; decision making ability.
Registered Nurse, and completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program; or have a Bachelors degree, and have completed a two year accredited and approved Physician Assistant Certification program. Possess or be eligible for a license to practice in the State of Connecticut. Possession of knowledge, skills, abilities as stated above.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable and infectious diseases.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Evaluates, assesses patient illness/injuries; performs physical examinations, and special examinations; takes medical histories; develops plans of care; intervenes in crisis situations or patient deterioration; provides routine and illness care; orders medications; orders diagnostic tests and evaluates results; performs invasive procedures, i.e., intubation, insertion of arterial lines, etc; may direct the transport team for acutely ill infants; assumes responsibility for patient follow-up, coordination, and referrals to other health care providers as necessary; maintains patient medical records; may develop policies/procedures; participates in or designs changes in the system of care delivery; may participate in clinical research; provides patient counseling/education; participates in medical student and health professional teaching; acts as a clinical consultant to peers and other health care professionals; performs related duties as required.
Full time, part time, and per diem opportunties in various departments. Flexible hours and shifts, weekend and holidays as required. 30 minute unpaid meal break.
MINIMUM FULL-TIME SALARY EQUIVALENT