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APRN / Physician Assistant - Pediatric Critical Care (PICU/CICU)

Company: Driscoll Health
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Where compassion meets innovation and technology and our employees are family.Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Please review the job information below.GENERAL PURPOSE OFJOB:
The APRN or Physician Assistant (PA) is a skilled individual, qualified by academic and clinical education who provides assistance in the provision of specialty/critical care nursing and/or medical care for children with a wide variety of complex acute, critical and chronic illness in the Pediatric/Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. This position will function independently, under the supervision an attending pediatric intensivist in accordance with a standard care arrangement and specialty board certification. Operates in accordance with the Texas Medical Board and the national board certifying agency. Maintains a Standard Care Arrangement with a collaborating physician(s).The Critical Care PA demonstrates excellent communication and customer service skills, as well as, proven excellence in clinical care. The Critical Care Unit operates within the framework of Driscoll Children's Hospital Mission Statement and Core Values.EDUCATION AND / OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's or Post Master's Degree, required.
  • Graduation from a Nurse Practitioners Progrram with practice authority in the State of Texas OR
  • Completion of an Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) approved program (prior to January 2001-Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs), required.
  • If NP, Advanced Speciality Courses as required by DCH Credentialing obtained within time frame required and continuously maintained ongoing
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of pediatric critical care experience, required.
  • BLS and PALS, required.
    CERTIFICATES, LICENSURE, REGISTRATION:
    • Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA),
    • Physician Assistant, Certified (PA-C), required.
    • Active and unencumbered license in the State of Texas, required
    • Advanced specialty courses and ongoing education requirements as required by DCH.
    • DCH Credentialing obtained within time frame required and continuously maintained ongoing.
    • Must obtain DCH credentialing as an active member of medical staff and appropriate medical privileges, required.OR
      • Active and unencumbered nurse practitioner and registered nurse license in the State of Texas,required.
      • Advanced specialty courses and ongoing education requirements as required by DCH.
      • DCH Credentialing obtained within time framerequired and continuously maintained ongoing.
      • Must obtain DCH credentialing as an active member of medical staff and appropriate medical privileges, required.
      • Nurse Practitioner, AcuteCare Pediatric Certification, required

Keywords: Driscoll Health, Corpus Christi , APRN / Physician Assistant - Pediatric Critical Care (PICU/CICU), Healthcare , Corpus Christi, Texas

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