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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
  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 bron
  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
  5. Hello everyone, Just wanted to share that my hospital is looking for a full-time Critical Care PA. The position is with Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center and our hospital is located in Medford Oregon. We are a team of Intensivists, one PA, and one NP. The schedule hasn't been fully sorted out, but should be either day or swing-shift. At present we are not looking for night-shift or to be on-call. I've been here for nearly 7 years (I'm the PA on the team). We cover the ICU and consult in the Coronary Care Unit and step-down ICU. We want someone who is proficient with placing central and
  6. I graduated in 2008 from OHSU. At that time my wife and I had a 2 year old, and a baby on the way. We lived in Vancouver WA (very close to school). My rotations were in Bend for 2 rotations, Baker City for one, Boise Idaho for one, OHSU for two, Portland for one, Salem OR for one, Vancouver WA for one, Beaverton for one. The nice thing (if they still do it) is that OHSU sets up your rotations for you, and arranges your housing. The downside is that you often go out of the area for rotations. As I recall, Boise was the farthest site from OHSU. Many of my classmates came to Medford Oregon, a 4.5
  7. Thanks for the replies. I certainly don't what to leak anything sensitive. I am writing a story as a creative writing assignment. Since I don't know a lot about the military, I don't want to write something unrealistic. For instance, I know that The Hurt Locker was considered a great movie but I have no idea if it was accurate. I am mostly interested in a "day in the life" of someone in active duty in a hostile environment. I don't need to know where you served, details about yourself or your mission or anything like that. I welcome Corpsman and Medic's perspectives. My story is set on a
  8. Thanks for the replies. I certainly don't what to leak anything sensitive. I am writing a story as a creative writing assignment. Since I don't know a lot about the military, I don't want to write something unrealistic. For instance, I know that The Hurt Locker was considered a great movie but I have no idea if it was accurate. I am mostly interested in a "day in the life" of someone in active duty in a hostile environment. I don't need to know where you served, details about yourself or your mission or anything like that. I welcome Corpsman and Medic's perspectives. My story is set on a
  9. Hello everyone, I'm a practicing PA and am also interested in becoming a writer. I am writing a fictional story of a woman who is a medic in Afghanistan. I was hoping that some people would do me the kindness of sharing a view lines about what it means to be a medical professional in combat in a place like Afghanistan or Iraq. In particular: 1. Who do you report to? Is the military chain of command any different for medical personnel? 2. Are there any women who can comment on how their gender affects their work, ie going into combat situations? 3. While in Iraq or Afghanistan,
  10. Hello everyone, I'm a practicing PA and am also interested in becoming a writer. I am writing a fictional story of a woman who is a medic in Afghanistan. I was hoping that some people would do me the kindness of sharing a view lines about what it means to be a medical professional in combat in a place like Afghanistan or Iraq. In particular: 1. Who do you report to? Is the military chain of command any different for medical personnel? 2. Are there any women who can comment on how their gender affects their work, ie going into combat situations? 3. While in Iraq or Afghanistan,
  11. Buy online the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Course book. You should also take the course. It is a two day course offered by SCCM and will give some valuable introductory training. Critical Care Nursing Texts can also provide some interesting bedside troubleshooting for lines and tubes and other things you will be called on. SCCM also has some excellent books that are review prep for Intensivist Boards. You might find them on Amazon. One is called "Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care Review."
  12. As a new grad (ER tech background), I got a job in a medical ICU with cardic ICU consults. No operating room time for me, but I do plenty of central and arterial lines, and also get to intubate, do thoracenteses, etc. One way to work your way into ICU is to work for a hospitalist group, then try and get to see ICU step down patients. The best PA school rotations to prep you for ICU are (besides ICU) inpatient medicine and inpatient-type nephrology. Good luck.
  13. I'd like to see a critical care forum as well. I work on the West Coast as a Critical Care PA. My service covers the medical ICU patients, and consults on cardiothoracic post-ops, as well as neuro/trauma cases. I've been doing it for two years and love it. There's plently of procedures (central lines, a-lines, as well as some chest-tubes and intubations), and always lots of interesting internal medicine and ventilator management. From what I can tell from the AAPA census, there's not too many of us, at least on the West Coast... Something like 22 people out of around 1100 respondants.
  14. I work in Critical Care in a smaller regional hospital that is a referral center for the area. Mostly we do medical ICU patients, but we are consulted for cardiac, neuro, and trauma cases. I work 12 hr day shifts, seven days on, seven days off (though usually the Sunday I'm scheduled to work is only a few hours). I am a new grad, and I must say the learning curve is incredibly steep. I work very closely with the intensivists at this point. That being said, I follow a set of patients (usually around 30% of our total census) and manage their care. This includes procedures, exams, ordering an
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