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Position Summary: Function as a Physician Assistant and change agent and the supporting roles of consultant, educator, researcher and administrator to support quality care and positive patient outcomes for the Diabetes Center at Iowa River Landing. This growing outpatient practice incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to patient care involving physicians, mid level providers, dieticians, and certified diabetes educators to treat patients with diabetes and endocrine disorders. The successful candidate will be expected to manage a panel of patients independently as well as working with the multidisciplinary team in a shared care model.
We are advertising to fill one position: ARNP or PA. The ARNP requisition number is 1902206. We will hire one individual.
Assure clinical competency and expertise in areas of endocrinology and
Function independently and/or as a member of an interdisciplinary team to plan,
deliver and evaluate health care for patients with diabetes and endocrine
Collaborate with nursing staff/nursing administration to monitor and evaluate the
quality of patient care.
Determine care requirements and develop programs for endocrine/diabetes
patients, with regard to patient condition and age, and follow universal
Promote health maintenance that spans the continuum of health from outpatient
to inpatient settings and back to the home care arena.
Perform medical diagnostic, therapeutic procedures, and prescribe, dispense or
deliver medications when a collaborative practice agreement is in place.
Provide anticipatory guidance and counseling to patients/families.
Document patient assessment and plan of care in the medical record and
generate appropriate health reports for outgoing correspondence.
Initiate and coordinate referrals to other health care team members or agencies.
Serve in a consultative resource capacity by providing expert knowledge and
behavioral skills that impact clinical practice and patient outcomes.
Participate in the development, utilization and evaluation of resources to meet
patient/family educational needs.
Provide education and serve as a resource for nursing staff in area of clinical
Provide education to external agencies, community and other health
Generate research questions regarding health care for particular patient
Incorporate research findings into practice.
Participate in development and implementation of divisional and departmental
quality assessment/improvement/research programs and processes.
Responsible for administrative activities and special projects as assigned.
Contribute toward the achievement of divisional and departmental goals.
Participate and contribute to activities that enhance clinical expertise and
Participate in professional activities in the department, hospital, community and
Instruct and counsel patients regarding physical and mental health on matters
such as diets, disease, therapy, and normal growth and development.
Assist in delivery of services to patients requiring continuing care.
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.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Demonstrated experience in area of clinical practice is required.
Experience in area of diabetes is highly desirable.
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.
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About University of Iowa
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