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Advanced Practice Provider - Hospital Daytime
Regional Health
Regional Health

Job Location: Rapid City, SD
Job Type: Full time
Hours: Scheduled Weekly Hours


Department: RCH Hospitalist
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Day (United States of America)

Job Summary:

Position Summary
The APP Hospitalist functions as a member of the Regional Health Rapid City Hospital Medicine team and performs a number of routine functions to assist the Hospitalists and the Department in achieving its goals and departmental metrics.
The APP, within the scope of their hospital credentials, will work with Hospitalist Physicians to provide care to patients seen by Hospitalist service. Specific tasks may include (but are not limited to) assistance with patient admissions, discharge, managing patients including ordering and interpreting tests, labs, etc. The APP may be asked to round on Observation patients or to assess patients in the ED. Additionally, the APP may be asked to manage patients being directed through the Transfer Center.
The APP participates in and facilitates communication of short- and long-term planning of patient care with members of an interdisciplinary team including (but not limited to) Care Management Transfer Center, Emergency Department, Home Health Agencies and Post-Acute Care Hospitalist team to ensure timely and appropriate transitions of care.

Job Description:

Job Functions
  • Demonstrates a thorough and current knowledge of disease processes while conducting a comprehensive health history and physical examination or problem-focused assessment depending on patients status.
  • Demonstrates the ability to appropriately assess patients, apply clinical interventions, evaluate outcomes, and implement changes to the plan of care. Anticipates and communicates changes in patient status to meet the needs of the patient.
  • Documentation is thorough utilizing appropriate format and completed according to facility policy as evidenced by observation, documentation, and/or feedback.
  • Orders appropriate tests, procedures, and therapies in collaboration with medical staff based on relevant organizational and unit-specific policies/procedures.
  • Performs and documents ongoing patient assessment and formulates plan of care in collaboration with other medical providers.
  • Performs procedures and examinations within scope of practice, consistent with specific policies/procedures and scope of care under the guidance of the supervising physician(s).
  • Recognizes physical, developmental, and psychosocial distress of patient and family, and provides appropriate interventions.
  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations, basing patient management decisions on individual patient needs.
  • Utilizes critical thinking in implementing and coordinating medical and nursing interventions as evidenced by observation and feedback.
  • Manages daily patient census efficiently and consistent with departmental expectations.
  • Has a good understanding of community and regional resources available to assist with discharging patients to the most appropriate level of care after hospitalization.
  • Performs specific functions as assigned by Medical Director, Department Manager or Lead Hospitalist.

Additional Requirements:

Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Physical Requirements:
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Employee Benefits:
Regional Health offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package that looks out for you and your family. We recognize there are many types of families, with many different needs. That's why our plans are flexible, allowing you to select the individual benefits which fit your personal needs.

Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.

How to Apply:

Regional Health

Come join us in our pursuit to become the best healthcare system in America!
Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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