Penn Highlands Healthcare is a 378-licensed bed, not-for-profit health system serving more than 410,000 residents in an eight county service area. Penn Highlands Healthcare is a comprehensive network of care that includes four hospitals: Penn Highlands DuBois; Penn Highlands Brookville; Penn Highlands Elk; and Penn Highlands Clearfield; as well as The Hahne Regional Cancer Center; The Maternal and Child Centers of Penn Highlands DuBois and Elk; The Heart Center of Penn Highlands DuBois; and The Lung Center of Penn Highlands DuBois.
Outpatient services are provided at more than 100 locations throughout the region as well as seven QCare Urgent Care facilities. Penn Highlands Healthcare is a growing healthcare system with a network of more than 360 primary care and specialty physicians and more than 130 advanced practice providers.
Penn Highlands Healthcare provides innovative medical care to the many picturesque communities of North-Central Pennsylvania. In addition to their quaint beauty, these small towns are known for their welcoming, friendly residents, quality, highly ranked schools, safe neighborhoods and low cost of living. The scenic Pennsylvania Wilds provide the background for an active lifestyle of running, fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, and winter sports. Art galleries, theatres, and antique and specialty shops can be found throughout the region’s several historic downtowns, with seasonal farmer’s markets, community events and cultural festivals held throughout the year. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Erie are within easy driving distance of anywhere in the Penn Highlands system.
The Advanced Practice Provider functions as an essential member of the team in the practice setting and on units as indicated by physician needs.
*Complies with PH DuBois policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
Makes decisions regarding data gathering and appropriate management and the treatment of patients being seen for the initial evaluation of a problem or the follow-up evaluation of a previously diagnosed and stabilized condition.
Initiate, by the observation of patient’s condition, appropriate evaluation and care provided within the practice setting and as directed within the hospital setting.
Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination
Establish medical priorities based on the assessment findings.
Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal
Performs therapeutic procedures as delineated on the clinical privileges form.
Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care
Provides patient care and instructions as delegated by the physician supervisor that are within the scope of the physician supervisor’s practice, and the physician assistant is qualified to perform.
Performs clinical procedures as delineated in the written agreement between the supervising physician and the physician assistant
Performs clinical procedures and takes orders to dispense drugs as reviewed with the supervising physician.
Reviews patient treatment regimen and changes the regimen and provides this information to the treating physician.
Coordinates patient care with other treatment members.
Counsels and instructs patients regarding their health care.
Assures adequate patient health records are maintained and transferred as required when patients are referred to other facilities.
Attends and reports at all appropriate meetings.
Actively teaches patients, when appropriate, and provides staff training to promote effective patient education.
Provides instruction and professional educational programs for staff.
Performs administrative duties as assigned.
Promotes scientific inquiry in clinical practice using the research process to improve practice.
Supports the data collection, analysis, and evaluation required for performance improvement initiatives.
Applies statistical and analytic knowledge in performance improvement activities.
Identifies PI initiatives and supports the required data collection, analysis, and evaluation required for performance improvement initiatives.
Oversees the development and implementation of clinical pathways and nursing care standards specific to the needs of the Orthopaedic patient, with other team members.
Conducts community educational programs to support the business development.
Provides on call coverage under the supervision of the physician as requested.
Other duties as directed.
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