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APP- Inpatient Medical-PAG


Performs a variety of patient care activities in accordance with established standards and practice. Emphasizes health promotion as well as acute and chronic disease management. Augments a physicians ability to provide medical services to patients; collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations and provides direct patient care services.

1. Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care; records the normal and abnormal data. Coordinates interviews and conducts research when needed.
2. Takes patient histories, conducts physical examinations, and records the date in the patients record; writes progress notes; prepares patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings; obtains psycho social history relevant to patient care, and assumes responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients. Maintains templates, etc.
3. Orders and schedules laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explains necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient. Obtains written patient consents and communicates with experts and story subjects.
4. Carries out therapeutic procedures such as cast application and removal, wound suturing and dressing changes; monitors progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintains record of each patients progress, consulting with supervising physician when patients progress does not meet anticipated and/or predetermined criteria.

- Skill and ability in electronic medical records applications.
- Ability to work as a member of a team.
- Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with team members and patients.
- Skill and ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.

-Ability to understand legal issues that influence the practice of the extenders.
- Ability to lead a team maintaining professional demeanor
- Ability to build effective relationships within and outside PHC.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

1. Pulmonary Inpatient
ACLS certification.
Interpret PFTs, CXRs and CT of chest.
Perform daily rounds.
New consults, admissions, discharges, advanced care planning /discussing end of life care /POLST.
Attends multidisciplinary rounds.
Attends and participates in at least one committee such as CAUTI.
Attends and participates in one Center of Excellence within Georgia Lung PPG.
Attends and participates in journal club and grand rounds.
Able to formulate a differential diagnosis, assessment and plan for each patient.
Work closely with other consultant groups, RNs and care coordinators.
Maintain CME hours and state license /nations recertification.
Participate in the education of new hires.
Check emails on a regular basis and respond when needed.

2. Samsky APP
Responsible for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management, education, health promotion and coordination of care for patients and families with acute and chronic heart failure and those who have undergone advanced surgical options for heart failure.
Functions as an independent healthcare provider who works with a collaborating/supporting MD providing comprehensive care to both well and ill patients with advanced heart failure, Left Ventricular Assist Device and Transplanted heart in outpatient center
Functions in a collaborative role utilizing advanced assessment, diagnostic and treatment skills when managing patients with Advanced Heart Failure, Left Ventricular Assist Device and Transplanted heart in an in-patient setting
Demonstrates a high degree of clinical expertise and advanced level of medical knowledge, consistent with advanced practice degree, in management of patients with advanced heart failure, Left Ventricular Assist Device and Transplanted heart in outpatient center
Maintains objectives and skills set forth by Piedmont Healthcare for delineation as LVAD and Transplant coordinator


Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with current Georgia license for Advanced Practice Nursing and a Masters degree in Nursing, OR graduate of an accredited Physician Assistants program with current license for the Georgia State Composite Board.


Licensed Physician Assistant in the State of Georgia. OR Licensed for Advanced Practice Nursing (ACNP/FNP). Updated NCCPA certification for PAs. BLS and ACLS required.


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Augusta, Georgia





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