at Cook County Government in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Posting:Sep 15, 2023, 9:38:20 PMClosing Date:Sep 30, 2023, 4:59:00 AMFull-time


Collective Bargaining Unit:SEIU Local 73Posting Salary:STARTING: $53.560/Hourly
Organization:Health and Hospital Systems


Pediatric (NICU/PICU)

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Under the administrative supervision of the Pediatric Department Chair and collaboration with Attending Physician, provides exceptional care to a diverse patient population with complex, acute, critical, and chronic health conditions. The Physician Assistant will practice in the Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, the step-down unit, and the general Pediatric service settings whereby the patients require complex monitoring and therapies, high intensity intervention, or continuous vigilance within the range of high acuity care. Performs duties within the legal guidelines of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) policies.

Typical Duties
*Provides independent care for a population of patients from neonate to age 18 as delineated in the collaborative agreement.
*Provides cross coverage in the Neonatal ICU, the Pediatric ICU, the step-down unit and general Pediatric services.
*Provides independent pediatric/neonatal physical assessment; obtains a comprehensive health history and physical; documents progress notes; prepares discharge summaries as required.
*Identifies significant health and medical risk factors and documents in the EMR.
*Orders and interprets diagnostic tests to differentiate between normal variations and abnormal deviations; refers patients with abnormal results to consult with aphysician.
*In collaboration with the physician, develops a treatment plan.
*Prescribes and dispenses of legal drugs and controlled substances asdelegated.
*Acts as a liaison and collaborates with physicians, nursing staff, andhouse staff regularly to ensure quality and safe patient care.
*Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as delegated; central vascular access, lumbar punctures, endotracheal intubation chest tube replacement, peripheral vascular access, conscious sedation, intraosseous access, management of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV) and Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation (IPPV).



Valid as a Certified Physician Assistant
 by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or
 the ability to obtain certification two (2) weeks prior to starting
Licensed as a Physician Assistant in the
 State of Illinois or the ability to obtain Illinois state license two (2)
 weeks prior to starting employment
Valid Illinois Controlled Substances
 License (ILCS) or the ability to obtain Illinois license two (2) weeks
 prior to starting employment
Valid licensure with the Federal DEA or
 the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment
Current Basic Life Support (BLS)


Pediatric Advanced Life
Support (PALS) certification

Neonatal Advanced Life
Support (NALS) certification

Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge of Physician
 Assistant practices and principles and the ability to apply them in a
 clinical setting.
Knowledge of proper hand hygiene and
 hand washing techniques
Knowledge of infectious control policies
 and procedures
Excellent Physician Assistant clinical
 and technical skills
Knowledge and skill to perform
 mathematical accuracy in measuring and dispensing medication
Excellent verbal and written
 communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and
 a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Strong customer service and empathy
Demonstrate good personal computer and
 keyboarding skills
Demonstrate analytical and
 organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict
 management/resolution skills
Demonstrate attention to detail,
 accuracy and precision
Ability to effectively communicate while
 maintaining HIPPA for PHI
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
 in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
 in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to adhere to department policies
 and standards utilizing best... For full info follow application link.


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Job Posting: 11286731

Posted On: Sep 15, 2023

Updated On: Oct 01, 2023

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