NP/PA Behavioral Health Unit (Adult Hospitalist)

Job Ref: 21435
Category: Physician Assistant
Emerson Hospital, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742

Department: Adult Hospitalist
Schedule: Part Time
Shift: Day shift
Hours: 8:30a-4:30p

Reporting of the Director of Hospital Medicine, the PA/NP provides daily evaluation and management on the Behavioral Health Unit. This work will be in collaboration with the hospitalist service physician, and any physician specialist involved with each patient. The NP/PA will also provide occasional coverage to inpatients on the Hospitalist Service, or for post acute patients in the Transitional Care Unit.  
The supervising physician of record will be one of the hospitalist physicians for purposes of establishing a collaboration agreement for licensure and prescribing status as well as periodic performance reviews. Day-to-day NP/PA patient care supervision may be delegated to any one of the on-site hospitalist physicians. The degree of autonomy of the NP/PA daily practice will depend on the details of each particular case and the preference and skills of the NP/PA. The NP/PA will always have access to an on-site hospitalist for help with clinical evaluation, decision-making and logistical back up. 
The NP/PA works in accordance with hospital privileges.