Presbyterian Healthcare Services
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APC-PEDIATRIC SURGERY-Physician Assistant (PA-C)
at Presbyterian Healthcare Services
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- Presbyterian Hospital
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- New Mexico
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About The Presbyterian Children's Program
Dedicated to family-centered Care, the Children’s Center at Presbyterian encompasses both inpatient and outpatient services for specialty pediatric care. Our dedicated pediatric intensive care, pediatric inpatient unit, NICU and thriving multispecialty clinic are all co-located at our flagship campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our comprehensive program also includes Child Life services, who provide activities, socialization, therapy and other services for children and families. Rachel's Courtyard – a colorful, whimsical playground in the sky extends from the hospital's sixth floor pediatric unit.
- Vital program in an established and growing dynamic fully integrated non-profit healthcare system
- Thriving multispecialty clinic setting provides pediatric cardiology, endocrinology, ENT, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, surgery, behavioral medicine, pulmonology, hematology/oncology, chronic care, and radiology services.
- 24x7 hospitalist services provide 116 beds combined among NICU, PICU and pediatric unit
- Three pediatric urgent care clinics, staffed with pediatricians and pediatric nurses to care for ill children.
- Systemwide EPIC electronic medical record system
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
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The pediatric surgery PA serves as a clinical resource assisting the service in three ways: 1) Functioning as a first assist in the OR for the pediatric surgeons and the pediatric otolaryngologists. 2) Assisting the pediatric surgeons and the pediatric surgery NP with inpatient consults and rounds. 3) Assisting the pediatric surgeons and the pediatric surgery NP with care of follow-up visits in clinic
*Serves as a first assist in the OR for both pediatric surgery and ENT cases.
*Completes a comprehensive health assessment including an appropriate health history (chief complaint, history of present illness, past medical history, family history, social history, review of systems, and pain history) and physical exam on newborns and pediatric patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
*In conjunction with the pediatric surgeons, determines the need for and interprets the results of relevant screening and diagnostic tests.
*Demonstrates sound clinical judgment and diagnostic reasoning abilities to formulate a diagnosis by critically analyzing history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests.
*Modifies assessment techniques according to patients condition, culture, age, and stage of development.
*Effectively communicates health findings and/or the diagnosis of a health condition to the patient, discusses the prognosis and options for treatment for the condition, and then establishes a mutually acceptable plan of care with the patient.
*Manages acute and chronic health conditions by providing effective pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions; assists patients in following the plan of treatment, and selects the appropriate best practice treatment.
*Prepares written prescription orders, medications, and controlled substances under the rules and regulations of the State of NM and the Federal DEA.
*In conjunction with the pediatric surgeons, Initiates timely and appropriate consultation, referral or collaboration with other healthcare providers and/or members of the health care team.
*Determines the need for and implements health promotion strategies for patients considering specific age and cultural requirements in accordance with population health principles to reduce risk factors and prevent disease.
*Demonstrates good interpersonal communication skills for patients of various ages and cultures, and also has the ability to develop appropriate and professional rapport with patients, families, and other healthcare team members.
*Maintains patient medical records as required by hospital and regulatory agencies.
*Maintains PALS certification and the skills needed to effectively participate as a team member in a code to resuscitate a pediatric patient.
*Maintains credentialing in the performance of procedures performed.
*Performs other duties as assigned.
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
*Completion of nationally accredited PA Program.
*New Mexico license or the ability to attain a New Mexico license
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
- Competitive salaries
- Full medical, dental and vision insurance
- Life insurance and short/long term disability programs
- Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Wellness programs
- Vacation Time
- Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
- Continuing Medical Education Allowance
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.