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  1. Great critical care job in Southern Oregon at a level II trauma center! Manage ICU cases, and consult on cardiac ICU, neurosurgical ICU, and general surgery ICU adult patients. https://jobs.asante.org/ShowJob/Id/1171367/NP-PA-Critical-Care-Nocturnist-(ARRMC-ICU-Intensivists)/ NP/PA - Critical Care Nocturnist (ARRMC ICU Intensivists) Req #: 6002 Facility: Asante Physician Partners - Medford Location: Medford, OR Department: ICU Intensivists (2000-61091) Category: Physician/Providers Schedule: Full Time Shift/Schedule: Variable Hours/Variable Days Union Position: No Asante is seeking a Critical Care Nocturnist Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our Critical Care/ICU department at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Provider will perform 7pm 7am shifts in the ICU/CCU, 7 nights on - 7 nights off, 159 shifts a year. The Critical Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will provide direct care for patients in our critical care departments and will be responsible for rounding on patients on our service and enter brief progress notes on patient intervened on, and bill appropriately. Provider will work closely with the nocturnal intensivist to decide on a treatment plan for new and existing patients. Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center is a regional referral center that offers a wide range of high-quality medical care to residents of Southern Oregon & Northern California. Our 378-bed hospital combines the high-tech capabilities of a modern facility and a skilled, specialized medical staff. OUR VALUES: Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service Teamwork Requirements: Graduate from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or Physician Assistant Program approved by the American Medical Association. Licensure: Nurse Practitioner (NP) licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) or Physician Assistant (PA-C) certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners (OBME). Must have an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification by the American Heart Association (AHA). Competencies: Prior experience with high acuity ICU patients. Must have ability to analyze problems, recognize cause and devise solutions. Procedural competency (central line, arterial line placement, HD line placements, etc.) is required. Additional procedural proficiencies are a plus. Must appreciate that we are a professional service organization, and that consideration and respect for those that we serve and with whom we interact determines our reputation, in the medical community and greater community at large. WHY ASANTE Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where titles don't matter as much as your creativity, drive, and passion. Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence. All three Asante hospitals have earned five stars from CMS for overall quality -- the top rating given. In fact, Asante accounts for three of the five Oregon hospitals to achieve this rare honor. For immediate consideration, please email your CV to Kaylee Strauch, Physician Recruiter at kaylee.strauch@asante.org Kaylee.Strauch@asante.org or call 541-761-9380. About Asante and Southern Oregon Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect. At Asante we are defined by our values traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community: Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service Teamwork Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
  2. Can anyone comment on having privileges to perform therapeutic bronchoscopy in the hospital? I currently work in an ICU and am helping develop a pathway to privileging PAs to perform therapeutic bronchoscopies in intubated adult patients in the critical care units. We are considering the following: adult patient already intubated and on the ventilator, who already has had one diagnostic airway survey with a bronchoscope by an MD/DO. The PA-C would be privileged to perform subsequent therapeutic bronchoscopies for airway clearance/sampling, including performing bronchial wash and bronchoalveolar lavage. If you have privileges please comment on: Patient selection (ie only for patients already intubated?) How you were trained. Number of procedures you had to perform before receiving your privileges. Is the MD/DO present in the room at your side, or is it under more general supervision (eg in the hospital)? Thank you very much in advance!!!!
  3. Hi everyone, If anyone is interested in a great critical care job in Southern Oregon, please take a look at the job posting section. We are looking for a PA or NP with critical care experience. The hours are good and there are lots of opportunities to do procedures. I've been here > 9 years and can vouch for it being a good place to work. The pay potential is very good as well. Check out the job posting section on the forum if you are interested! Best regards, JCRITCAREPAC
  4. Hello Everyone, I work as a critical care PA in Oregon and my group is looking to hire two experienced PAs or NPs to join our team of eight intensivists and two PAs/NPs. We cover medical ICU patients and also consult on cardiothoracic, trauma, and neuro critical care patients. The details are still in the preliminary stages but should be a full time swing or nocturnist position with an average of 80 hours per two week pay period. The PA/NP will work alongside a critical care physician. Duties will include procedures such as central line, arterial lines, chest tubes, etc. A competitive base salary plus bonus, as well as full benefits, paid vacation, paid CME would be offered. The start date has not been finalized but should be later in 2017. Please contact me if you would like further information.
  5. I am not sure why your PA friend would recommend being a CNA/MA over an EMT, unless perhaps they were thinking you might only work in the field, and not as an ER Tech in a hospital. I don't know about counting hours, but it seems to me that if you only transport 3-4 patients in a 12 hour ambulance shift, then you didn't get much patient care experience. I strongly recommend being an ER Tech in an emergency room. 4 years ago I got my EMT and was hired by a local ED/Trauma center. They trained me in phlebotomy, splints, wound care, and ekgs. We saw an average of 100-120 patients a day, so it is nonstop patient contact. Along with the mundane parts of the job (ie. housekeeping style chores), I have been able to participate in some pretty amazing patient care experiences. I work fast-track with PAs, but I also assist in traumas and cardiopulmonary resuscitations, wrestle psych patients, etc. etc. Especially if you have any interest in critical care, there is no other route better for you (other than RN or Paramedic) that will give you the VITAL pre-PA experience. P.S. I was one of the first accepted students to OHSU this year, and I know that my experience in the ED helped. Best of luck.
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