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Emory Healthcare/Emory University NP or PA, Hospitalist - 7 On/7 Off Schedule in Atlanta, Georgia


Position Summary:

The Emory Division of Hospital Medicine Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician as defined by the Composite Board of Medical Examiners in the State of Georgia or the Georgia Nursing Board. The APP uses a problem solving process to assess, diagnose, identify patient outcomes, plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive plan of care for patients admitted or consulted to Hospital Medicine within the scope of practice defined by the job description and approved by the Composite Board of Medical Examiners in the State of Georgia or the protocol agreement signed by the physician and NP. The APP may use written standard operating procedures and clinical practice guidelines developed in collaboration with the supervising physician and other members of the healthcare team to provide a range of health promotion, disease prevention, detection, and treatment services for patients and their families. The APP may prescribe Schedule III-V and non-controlled drugs as delegated by the supervising physician or per the protocol agreement and Emory Healthcare policies.

Key Responsibilities:

Patient Care and Advocacy

Conducts a comprehensive health history and physical examination. Analyzes data to identify normal and abnormal health characteristics to develop a differential diagnosis. Orders, performs, and reviews diagnostic and therapeutic tests and procedures based on either written protocols and procedures or as delegated by the supervising physician. Collaborates with healthcare team, patients, and their families to define outcomes of care. Develops a comprehensive plan of care in collaboration with the supervising physician. Prescribes and implements interventions consistent with the plan of care. Evaluates the response of the patient to the treatment plan and achievement of planned outcomes of care. Communicates health information orally or through notation in the medical record to the supervising physician of review. Documents health information in a retrievable format for communication to other healthcare professionals and to facilitate appropriate coding and billing for services.

Staff Resource

Collaborates with the supervising physician and members of the healthcare team in provision of a range of services related to health promotion, health maintenance, symptom management, rehabilitation, palliative, and hospice and home care.

Trains new personnel; participates in teaching students and residents in techniques, procedures, principles and practices which are unique to specific clinical settings or area of specialization. Establishes effective interpersonal relations with all members of the team including residents and fellows, other APPs, staff nurses at respective hospitals, and ancillary services involved in patient care. Participates in and assists with research projects conducted by supervising physician.

Works collegially with members of the healthcare team to assure integrated, well-managed, safe, efficient, and effective care of patients.

Safety, Security and Health

Complies with Universal Precaution guidelines including sterile techniques and safety standards to maintain and promote a clean and healthy environment.

Reporting / Data Management

Participates in performance improvement activities internal and external to Emory Healthcare. Uses benchmarking data, research findings, and performance improvement data to improve patient outcomes.

Professional Development

Maintains knowledge, certification, and licensure requirements in accordance with institutional, state, and federal laws and regulations. Participates in educational experiences to maintain and expand areas of expertise. Instructs and involves patients and their families in decision-making regarding their illness of injury, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, treatment regiments, growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, health maintenance, and advanced directives.

Works with Manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

Incorporates the Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for the Physician Assistant Profession (AAPA, 2000) or the Code of Ethics for Nurses (ANA, 2015) into professional practice. Ensures that the rights of diverse patients and their families are respected and safeguarded. Encourages the patient, family, and professional colleagues to discuss and participate in resolving ethical dilemmas.

Qualification Requirements:


Graduation from a nationally certified physician assistant or adult acute care nurse practitioner program.


Prefer a minimum of 2 years of experience in a clinical area within the past 5 years as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. Hospital Medicine experience preferred.


Current licensure as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner.

HR SUPPLEMENTAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Assists in the evaluation and treatment of patients. Documents the delivery of care in the individual's medical records. Conducts patient interviews and documents patient histories, psychosocial histories, health status and medical problems or potential problems. Under the direction of a physician, performs physical examinations and specialized diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures including cast application and removal, wound suturing and dressing changes. Assists physician in diagnosing medical problems, developing care plans, and prescribing treatment. Orders, schedules and/or performs laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures such as urinalyses, pregnancy and blood tests, and x-rays. Communicates necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled procedures to patient. In collaboration with physician, arranges for consultations with or referrals to other medical professional or community services. Educates patient on health habits, self-examinations, behavior management, need for follow-up assessments/treatments, at home medical care, medication and other issues related to medical or health problems. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments. Maintains and updates current, accurate patient records including medical assessment, interventions, and evaluations. Collects and interprets diagnostic data to implement appropriate care patient care plans. Prepares statistical reports and analyses of research projects and investigational protocols; reports on progress, adverse trends and appropriate conclusions and recommendations. Trains and teaches other health care professionals including students and residents in techniques and procedures unique to specific setting. Actively participates on organizational health services committees. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program or Physician Assistant program. Currently licensed as an advanced practice nurse in the state of Georgia by the Georgia Board of Nursing and certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or equivalent body, or Certified as a Physician's Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Licensed as appropriate in the state of Georgia. May require at least one year of direct experience in one or more high acuity clinical specialties. BLS and Healthcare Provider certifications required. ACLS may be required in some areas.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division The Emory Clinic

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department TEC Hmed Emory - General Emory

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 40013

Job Category Advanced Practice Providers

Schedule Other

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.