LCMC Health Physician Assistant - Plastics/Craniofacial in New Orleans, Louisiana

Children’s Hospital of New Orleans Craniofacial Center is actively seeking an Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join their team of providers managing patients with craniofacial anomalies and pediatric plastic surgery needs. The mission of making care available to all children has allowed Children’s to grow as an organization.

Children's Hospital is a 247-bed, not-for-profit medical center offering the most advanced pediatric care for children from birth to 21 years. With over 40 pediatric specialties and more than 400 physicians, it is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South. We invite you to experience the magic of Children's Hospital.

JOB SUMMARY:
The CFC ACP responsibilities include providing comprehensive care and multidisciplinary team coordination for patients with congenital craniofacial anomalies, pediatric plastic surgery issues, and associated syndromes, including vascular malformations, in collaboration with attending plastic surgery physicians. Weekends, nights, and holiday rotation are not required. Schedule is very conducive to providing work-life balance. The ACP will function independently in the outpatient clinical setting in a primary hospital and will be primarily responsible for evaluating patients with plagiocephaly and pediatric burns. In the inpatient setting, the ACP will manage postoperative care of children having undergone a variety of craniofacial procedures, including cleft lip, cleft palate, craniosynostosis, microsurgical, and distraction procedures. Those without experience will receive on the job training. Team patients require longitudinal comprehensive multidisciplinary care with extensive team coordination, and the ACP will work with a veteran clinical team coordinator to facilitate multidisciplinary team visits with a patient-centered focus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: · Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations, and daily assessments. · Records findings of examinations, assessments, and plan of care. · Writes appropriate prescriptions and administers medications. · Orders and interprets laboratory and radiology examinations. · Determines treatment plan for patient. · Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record. · Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and concentrate. · Acts as a patient advocate for the population served. · Attends, participates and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of policies and procedures when requested.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: · Must have or be eligible for a DEA license. · Approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the state one works. · Eligible for prescriptive authority application through the Board of Nursing or Medical Board in LA required.

As a member of our team, you will not only experience personal reward, you will also find tangible benefits for you and your family. To apply on line please visit our website at www.chnola.org.

Children's Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.