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Altru Health System is committed to achieving Organizational Excellence and expects each employee to actively participate in the achievement of the departmental goals associated with the 5 Pillars of Excellence Service, Quality, People, Finance and Growth.

The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner obtains comprehensive medical histories and performs physical examinations and assessments; orders appropriate diagnostic tests; analyzes data results of patient examinations and diagnostic tests to correctly diagnose and manage patients; collaborates with physicians, as necessary, to verify diagnosis, identify high-risk situations or alerts to changes in patients status and takes appropriate action; provides medical management and/or other interventions for acute and chronic health problems; administers medication; performs procedures according to established methods within the scope of practice; provides appropriate follow-up care and/or referral to other health care resources; provides patient/patients family with appropriate education; provides health maintenance and disease management counseling to patients; serves as a liaison and a resource for physicians, health care team members, patients and families; participates in plans for health promotion, prevention and maintenance; completes all charting and documentation and assures appropriate fees/billing codes are used for professional services. Patients cared for include infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

Physician Assistants


Required:

For those who practice in a North Dakota facility: Licensed by the NCCPA and the North Dakota State Board of Medical Practice.
For those who practice in a Minnesota facility: Licensed by the NCCPA and the Minnesota State Board of Medical Practice.
Physician Assistants must have or be able to obtain DEA registration, if required by their supervising Physician, within six (6) months from their first day of employment.
Must complete Altru Health System credentialing process prior to starting practice.

Preferred:

Additional specialty training, i.e., family medicine, surgery, etc.
ACLS and PALS certification.
Previous experience as a Physician Assistant.

Nurse Practitioners

Required:

Certification by a national nursing certifying body in their specific area of nursing practice.
Nurses who provide nursing care to patients calling from Minnesota will need to be licensed by the Minnesota Board of Nursing or will obtain their Minnesota license within eight (8) weeks from their first day of work (telephone calls from patients calling from Minnesota can not be taken from any nurse unless they have obtained their Minnesota license).
For those who practice in a Minnesota facility: Licensed by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing.
Nurse Practitioners must have or be able to obtain DEA registration if required by their supervising Physician within six (6) months from their first day of employment.
Must complete Altru Health System credentialing process prior to starting practice.


Preferred:

Additional specialty training, i.e., family medicine, surgery, etc.
ACLS and PALS certification.
Previous experience as a Nurse Practitioner.
General Introduction: Altru Health System is an integrated healthcare system. We are a non-profit community health system. Our more than 190 physicians provide service to an area of more than 200,000 throughout northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Specialty physicians are located in our main location in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Altru Hospital is a 270-bed Level II trauma center with state-of-the-art operating rooms. Many of our physicians choose to teach medical students attending the University of ND School of Medicine and Health Sciences along with opportunities to teach surgery residents and family practice residents. Culture & Recreation: Grand Forks offers a wide range of activities that can be enjoyed in our 4 season climate: Miles of bike trails, cross country skiing, Grand Forks Symphony, Fire Hall Theater, and University of ND sports including Division I athletics. Quick access to Minnesota lake country offers all the fun of a weekend get-away to the cabin. Housing & Schools: Excellent schools and safe, family friendly neighborhoods. Housing ranging from large historic Victorian homes to modern newly constructed homes.