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General Medicine Physician Assistant (PA), Advanced Practice Professional (APP)

Company: Pine Rest - Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

We currently have full-time, part-time, per diem and weekend coverage available.

Join a collegial, cooperative team of medical providers - physicians and APP's - in caring for the medical needs of our psychiatric inpatients. We strive to provide excellent, personalized medical care with compassion and caring to those struggling in the midst of mental health crises.

Who Are We?:

Pine Rest is the third largest freestanding mental health institution in the country. We are called to express the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by providing behavioral health services with professional excellence, Christian integrity, and compassion. In addition to expansive outpatient services, we have 198 inpatient psychiatric beds spread over 8 units. Additionally, we serve patients in 3 expanding partial hospitalization programs.

What Will You Do?:

---Provide per diem coverage for the inpatient and partial hospital programs

---Provide night call coverage from home approximately one night per week

---Provide weekend medical coverage in house approximately 2 weekend days per month

---Collaborate with the team of psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and psych techs to provide effective consultative care for our patients

---Practice independently while consulting with supervising physicians as needed

---Perform a complete physical as well as a detailed review of the medical history and ongoing medical problems upon admission for assigned hospital and partial hospitalization patients, accurately assessing need for treatment or further evaluation.

---Manage patient's general medical conditions during their psychiatric inpatient stay

---Manage non-psychiatric medications for assigned patients during their stay

---Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic testing for the purpose of ongoing evaluation, monitoring, and medical management

---Carefully document patient evaluations and treatment in the EMR

What Does This Role Require?:

---Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physician Assistant Programs

---Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C) by NCCPA National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

---Physician's Assistant license in the State of Michigan

---Michigan Controlled Substance License

---DEA registration

---Current BLS Certification from American Heart Association or American Red Cross

---Ability to accurately evaluate and care for the medical needs of children (age 5 and up), adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.

---Minimum of 3 years of practice in positions that would provide the necessary background, knowledge, and experience to deliver general medical care independently to complex patients across the age spectrum.

Why Join Our Team?:

---Relaxed atmosphere

---Adequate time for patient care

---Flexible schedules

---Great team of supportive providers

---Strong physician collaboration

---Opportunity for full time position in future

---Competitive wages commensurate with experience

---Additional pay for night call and weekend shifts

---403(b) retirement plan with match if eligible

---Employee assistance program

We Are Looking for a Team Member Who:

---Understands, communicates, and supports the vision of the hospital and department

---Demonstrates commitment to the role of providing excellent, compassionate medical care to our psychiatric patients

---Interacts collegially and effectively with other staff members, including psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and psych techs and values them as important members of the treatment team

---Consistently displays a positive attitude and a willingness to assist other colleagues

---Adapts to and accepts the need for change

---Is highly motivated and demonstrates personal initiative and professionalism

---Has the ability to work with supervising physicians, seeking out informal consultation as needed

---Has previous experience functioning in a collaborative role

---Is committed to relevant ongoing medical education

---Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills and uses them effectively with patients as well as other team members

---Feels comfortable interacting with a sometimes difficult, challenging patient population

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services requires all employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations subject to certain exclusions. Pine Rest is committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.
All new employees are subject to a criminal background check and education verification which may include sending a copy of your high school diploma, GED, or college transcripts.
NOTICE: Successful completion of a drug screen prior to employment is also part of our background process, which includes medical and recreational marijuana.%5557701%

Keywords: Pine Rest - Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , General Medicine Physician Assistant (PA), Advanced Practice Professional (APP), Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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