Job Description

Location:Midwestern Regional Medical Center
Region:Zion, IL
Department:127002 Physician Assistants-Tech
Employment Status:Full time
Shift Hours / Days:Mon - Fri Days w/Call
Hours / Pay Period:80
Position ID:01234
Job Function:Nursing/Patient Care

Description

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we call Patient Empowered Care®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.

A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. We provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth—it is a point of pride. We empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care, which we call the Mother Standard®.

Job Summary/Purpose:

The Surgical Physician Assistant (PA)/Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility for providing patient-focused health care. In this role, the PA/NP would have a focus on Breast and Reconstructive Surgery, assessment, communication skills, and problems solving, and critical thinking techniques are used to deliver quality care and to facilitate physician productivity. This highly respected role acts as a liaison for our surgical oncology patients, working in concert with clinic, case management, Nursing and CAM staff in order to meet the clinical needs of patients.

In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the position will perform tasks as directed by the supervising physician and the clinic supervisor or manager. In addition, the position performs only those clinical tasks he/she is capable of and within the scope of the supervising physician. The Surgical PA/NP will comply with all hospital by-laws, rules and regulations and ensures all entries in the medical record are co-signed by the attending physician. Prescribes Category III and above drugs is as indicated by state/federal licensing. May implement telephone orders for Category II drugs when a standing order is present. Provides orders under supervision of physician during assigned “on call” duty.

The Surgical PA/NP covers a broad scope of services and must be able to effectively interface with a variety of settings, both with urgency and efficiency. This role covers both the inpatient and outpatient services under our surgical physician group. Ability to take call on weekends is expected. A high level of independence and critical thinking in the role, being able to trouble-shoot issues as a collaborative team (nursing, supervising physician, hospitalists, case management) is essential. Hours for this position will vary depending on weeks assigned to the clinic, or the inpatient unit where the ability to be flexible in scheduling is necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completed a program approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education of the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education for the training of Physician Assistants; or
  • Education programs on the Armed Forces of the United States, Public Health Service, or their successor agencies which meet the criteria specified by NCCPA; or
  • Completed and graduated a program which fulfills the requirements to be a licensed independent practitioner, as a nurse practitioner.
  • Successfully passing National Certification Examination
  • Illinois license required
  • Maintains required number of CME hours as required by the professional organization
  • Has either clinical experience, or inpatient care experience dealing with high-acuity patient such as a generalized Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care Unit, or Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

The Best Place to Work

We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK. Each of our hospitals earned a Best Place to Work distinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.

Beyond The Resume, What We Look For

We select people with talent—people who thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you make the difference in the life of a patient.

Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment? Visit www.cancercenter.com/careers to begin your journey.