Seeking a fulltime Advanced Practice Clinician (NP/PA) with ideally 2 years of experience to join the Trauma Acute Care team. This APC provider will take first call to assist the trauma Surgeons, round on all inpatients, and to prepare patients for timely and appropriate discharge. The provider may also, at times, assist Surgeon(s) with surgical cases, and fulfill the need as APC Provider performing selective medical services under the direction of the physician(s).
To maintain our ongoing commitment to Quality Care and Excellence CHRISTUS St. Vincent recently earned Mayo Clinic Care Network status in addition to a five star CMS ranking. In 2018 and 2019 the organization was voted one of New Mexico's Best Place's to work and designated a family friendly business.
We are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
EDUCATION: Graduation from a program for Physician Assistants approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) of the American Medical Association OR graduation from a National League for Nursing (NLN) approved program for Nurse Practitioners.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current licensure and certification required by the State of New Mexico to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. Current DEA License and Current BLS certification required.
SKILLS: To administer quality patient care, the selected candidate will need knowledge of the following: Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine to provide on-going patient care. Skill in taking medical history, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings. Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing/dictating reports, and responding to correspondence in a high acuity setting. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, addressing patients' questions and concerns. Ability to assist with procedures and round, write orders, assess, educate coordinate care, manage disease, and discharge.
EXPERIENCE: First call experience for emergency department calls, in-hospital patient rounding, consultations, discharge planning, and post-operative care management experience.
SCHEDULE: The schedule for this service is 7 days on, 7 off. The work week is Thursday to Wednesday with extended hours as needed. This is an exempt position.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Competitive base compensation, commencement bonus, CME, paid time off, health, dental, vision, employer-paid liability coverage.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.