The University of Kansas Health System

  • Physician Assistant or NP - Cardiothoracic Surgery (Full-time; days)

    Department Cardiology
    Shift Days - Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    Position Location
    Advanced Practice Providers
  • Position Summary

    The Physician Assistant or APRN provides primary level of care in collaboration with physicians and other members of the health care team to a specific patient population in the outpatient and/or the inpatient setting. The APP maintains an advanced knowledge base and skills in health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, physical and psychosocial assessment, and management of health and illness in the health care of individuals.


    Essential Functions:

    • Collects and assesses initial and on-going data about the health status of the patient.
    • Initiates and/or revises an individualized plan of care that includes immediate and long-term outcomes for the patient/family and reflects the plan of the entire health care team.
    • Carries out interventions safely and in compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes.
    • Evaluates patient response to intervention/therapy based upon expected outcomes.
    • Provides patient education by explaining procedures, medications and giving instructions at a level the patient can understand; addresses patient’s questions and concerns; verifies patient informed consent when indicated.
    • Documents and communicates all required components of patient care.

    HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:


    Primary – required (routine) to do the job;
    Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and

    None – no approved access


    Description of Information



    Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion



    Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates



    Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical



    Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes



    Education/Experience: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program, or Masters of Science Nursing (MSN) required; three to five years of experience preferred.


    Certificates and Licenses:

    PA: Current Physician Assistant licensure in the State of Kansas or has a temporary license from the State Board of Healing Arts; National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) required or within six to twelve months of employment; BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment.

    APRN: Current Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) licensure in the State of Kansas or has work permit from the State Board of Nursing; National Board Certification (ANCC or AANPC).   BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment.


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