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Advanced Practice Provider-Geriatric Medicine, Cottonwood Clinic

Company: Intermountain Healthcare
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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Job Description:This Advanced Practice Provider will join our multidisciplinary geriatric medicine team at Cottonwood Clinic in Murray, Utah. As part of the team, you will support and be supported by a lead geriatrician, MHI, pharmacy, and nurse support.

Once fully trained and oriented, this APP will quickly build their patient panel. Due to the high patient volumes in this clinic, to be successful in this position, we highly prefer an APP with three or more years experience in primary care management.

As a Geriatric Medicine APP, you will provide care to patients 75 years of age and older. Many of these patients will have multiple chronic conditions, requiring frequent office visits to manage.

In this field you will develop long term relationships with your patients as you assist them on their journey for a healthy life. Establishing these long-term relationships is rewarding and you often treat multiple family members and learn how to care for those in your community. The emphasis is on keeping people well, not just treating a disease state. You will focus on value-based care initiatives and will be the primary resource for your patients regarding their overall physical and mental health.

Some of the chronic conditions you will manage are: Diabetes, dementia, hypertension, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, COPD/Asthma, Depression/Anxiety, Sleep apnea, GERD/IBS, stroke/TIA, Anemia, along with preventive care.

Cottonwood Clinic is open Monday - Friday. This APP will typically work four 10-hour days per week (M,W,Th,F) and will take after-hours call on an as-needed basis.

This position is full time salaried and fully benefits-eligible, which includes generous continuing medical education funds to support you in your growth as an APP.Scope

Physician Assistant - Professional Accountability: Practice within scope of licensure as defined in the Utah Physician Assistant Act/Rules (58-70a, R156-70a), national certification, education, training, and consistent with Intermountain Healthcare approved privileges and/or other aspects of the credentialing process.
The professional activities and conduct of a PA in diagnosing, treating, advising or prescribing for any human disease, ailment, injury, infirmity, deformity, pain or other condition dependent upon and under the supervision of a supervising physician.

Job Essentials

Position Specific Duties:
This position is accountable for the provision of patient care and other duties as permitted by licensure and defined within Credentialing and Privileging documentation (hospital), Credentialing and Scope of Practice (Medical Group), Consultation and Referral Plan (NP), Delegation of Services Agreement (PA) (DOPL) or other similar documentation as appropriate.

Clinical Practice:
Performs patient assessment to obtain a complete and accurate record of the patient's clinical information and medical symptoms. Orders tests and exams to obtain additional information needed to ensure proper and complete care of patient.
Based on assessment, diagnoses patient needs and determines a plan of care. Interprets patient care tests and exams to obtain needed information to guide care.
Provides for the treatment of the patient (and oversees the treatment provided by others) including appropriate prescriptive practice to achieve optimal clinical outcomes for the patient. Utilizes advanced specialty knowledge to ensure that the care provided is appropriate, effective, timely, and cost efficient.
Performs diagnostic, therapeutic and/or procedural care as defined by Scope of Practice.
Appropriate and timely documentation of clinical care. Codes and bills accurately per established protocol and procedure. Ensures that records are detailed and complete and comply with related standards and regulations.

Conducts and/or coordinates education to increase the knowledge of patient, patient family, and others. Provides appropriate instruction based on patient needs to support the continuum of care.
Trains other staff in areas of clinical expertise. Provides teaching of students as appropriate to increase their clinical knowledge and ensure safe patient care.
Stays abreast of current trends in healthcare practice and participate in continuing medical education to ensure optimal clinical knowledge and effective patient care skill.

Coordinates and collaborates patient care efforts with other care providers.
Communicates clinical information timely, accurately, thoroughly, and appropriately to other providers of patient care.
May collaborate with other care providers in the effective sharing of practice expertise.

May participate in research and utilizes evidence-based practice to promote quality patient care, protocol development, care process model development, and best practice standards for assigned patient population.
Supports professional development through research processes.

Minimum Qualifications

Current state license as a Physician Assistant.
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Eligible for state Controlled Substance License II through V.
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Eligible for Federal DEA Certificate II through V.
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Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for healthcare providers.
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Other certification as required (e.g. ACLS, PALS, TNCC, NRP).

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree or higher.

Applicable certification from a recognized certifying organization such as the National Commission of Physician Assistants.

Applicable experience as defined by position leadership.
Physical Requirements:No Additional Description AvailableLocation:Cottonwood Medical ClinicWork City:MurrayWork State:UtahScheduled Weekly Hours:40

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