Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hospitalist

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University of Iowa Health Care Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is seeking a PA/ARNP Hospitalist to provide medical care and management for inpatients with diabetes; exercising autonomy in medical decision-making and services provided, under the supervision of staff physicians in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Function independently and/or as a member of an interdisciplinary team to plan, deliver, and evaluate health care for inpatients with diabetes. This is a part time position that will cover the weekend inpatient service.  Duties to include:

Provision of Medical/ Psychiatric Care; Collaboration with Care Team

Perform overall medical care and medical management exercising autonomy in medical decision-making and services provided primarily in an inpatient setting under a collaborative practice agreement.

Collaborate/consult in the optimization of care delivery through coordination and transitions of care as a part of a team.

Use judgment to provide continuity of care incorporating best practices and encouraging other to do the same.

Obtain diabetes history, assess diabetes self-care and collaborate with endocrine staff in determining the initial diabetes care plan.

Make regular rounds to evaluate effectiveness of current diabetes regimen in achieving optimal blood glucose control. 

Recommend changes in diabetes regimen as indicated. 

Communicate diabetes regimen changes to primary team and nursing staff.

Review, add, discontinue and/or modify diabetes orders in EMR.

Document the effectiveness of current diabetes regimen in the medical record using subjective and objective data.

Establish the diabetes follow-up plan to expedite discharge.

Consult dietitians and diabetes educators as appropriate.

Provide consultation to the diabetes educators regarding after discharge follow-up of blood sugar control.

Participate in the development, utilization and evaluation of resources to meet patient and family educational needs.

Assure clinical competency and expertise in diabetes management.

Collaborate with medical, nursing, nutrition, and other health professionals to monitor and evaluate the quality of care of hospitalized patients with diabetes.

Compliance with Internal Policies and External Regulations for Safe and Effective Care Delivery and Health Profession and Education

Accurately and appropriately complete documentation of patient care in the EMR and other records for compliance, billing and other regulatory standards.

Participate and/or lead in quality, safety, and process improvement activities.

Submit charges following the policies and procedures of the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Education/ Health/ Promotion/ Research 

Provide guidance and counseling to patients/families by providing information regarding the status of blood sugar control and the current diabetes regimen.

Provide diabetes education and serve as a resource for CCOM and UIHC staff and providers.

Enhance and support the clinical educational experience of trainees including medical students, residents and other health professional learners.

Participate in ongoing research and professional development of self and other staff. Serve on committees to enhance patient care and operations.  Incorporate research findings into practice.

Administration/ Human Resources Management 

Assure effective communication/collaboration with all team members in the delivery of care.

Follow prescribed practices in communicating and elevating any quality and patient safety concerns.

Coach and recognize team members whenever appropriate.

Percent of Time: 50%

Salary: $50,000- Commensurate https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/professional-and-scientific-pay-structure

Benefits Highlights:

Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa

Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

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The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu

Education Required

Physician Assistant (PA):  Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accredited PA educational program and/or certification by the NCCPA. 

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP):  A Master’s degree is required.  A Master’s degree in Nursing is preferred.  If a Master’s degree is in a related field, a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is required.

Experience Requirements

ARNP - Board certified and registered as an ARNP in state of Iowa.

ARNP - Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa is required.

Reasonable (1 or more years) experience in area of practice is required or previous experience in specified hospital specialty area or demonstrated knowledge of area of clinical practice.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience in diabetes clinical practice is highly desirable. 

Experience providing overall medical care and provide medical management for patients in an inpatient setting is highly desirable.

Experience exercising autonomy in medical decision-making and services provided is highly desirable.

Experience managing length of stay, improve resource utilization and decrease costs to patients and the institution while providing personalized care is highly desirable.

Previous experience with diabetes evaluation and management is desirable.

 

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume, cover letter and 3 references that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. 

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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