Hospitalist - Physician Assistant

Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton, MN

About This Opportunity

Fairview Northland Medical Center Hospitalist Team, which currently consists of four physicians, seeks a Physician Assistant or Family Nurse Practitioner to join their Hospitalist team. Hospitalists round on inpatients and patients on Observation status, provide consult services to Surgical colleagues in the hospital and take un-assigned patients from the Emergency Room.
Typical day shift workload will include rounding, admits, and consultation for co-management of surgical patients as requested. Typical night shift workload will include admits, cross-cover, and preparation for discharge during overnight shifts, with occasional discharges or rounding on overnight shifts.  Overnight provider is also expected to provide telephone coverage for calls from Nursing home nurses for Nursing home residents who are covered by Fairview Geriatric services.  Provider is expected to be competent in management of inpatients including children, healthy newborns, adults and co-management of critically ill adults with a Physician.
Practice Details:

Current average hospitalist census: 13 per day (expected to grow)
Admit approximately 3-6 patients per overnight shift
Collaborate with local hospitalist Physician (on-site during days/evenings, available by pager call overnight), TeleICU Critical Care physicians (located at Fairview Southdale hospital), and local ER Physician who is present on-site 24 hours/day.
Patients consist of 90% adults, 10% pediatrics (about 100-120 pediatric hospitalizations per year).
Anticipated work schedule: 4 week rotation working every other week alternating between a week of consecutive 9 am to 7 pm shifts, then a week off, then a week of consecutive 9 pm to 7 am shifts, then a week off.  Schedule is subject to change over time.

Fairview Northland Medical Center is a 54-bed licensed facility offering a full range of primary and specialty care services to the 100,000+ population of Princeton, Minnesota and surrounding communities.

Outpatient specialties include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Podiatry, Sports Medicine, General Surgery, Cardiology, Allergy, ENT, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Urology
Average number of surgical cases annually:  3,100
Average number of Emergency Department visits annually: 18,000
Number of deliveries annually: 530
We have a fully integrated Electronic Medical Record (EPIC).
Excellent supportive team. Community supported hospital, with resources of a large organization.

Position Qualifications:
A qualified PA candidate will be a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program. Be eligible or have a current PA license with prescriptive authority through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Be certified through the NCCPA and meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges. Ability to obtain and/or maintain DEA certification for the State of Minnesota.  Maintain certification in ACLS, PALS (or equivalent), and NRP. Prior hospitalist experience is preferred.
A qualified NP candidate will be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and formal Family Nurse Practitioner training program. Have a current Minnesota APRN license and be approved or eligible by the Minnesota Board of Nursing for prescription writing privileges. Be eligible or certified through ANCC / AANP and meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges. Ability to obtain and/or maintain DEA certification for the State of Minnesota. Maintain certification in ACLS, PALS (or equivalent), and NRP.  Prior hospitalist experience is preferred.

About Fairview Northland Medical Center

A partnership with University of Minnesota allows Fairview Northland Medical Center to offer cutting-edge medicine. Our care is safe, effective and patient-focused. Using new technology, such as minimally-invasive surgery, we get the best results for our patients so they can get back to living life. Fairview Northland Medical Center is proud to be your partner in health.

Fairview Northland consistently earns recognition for exceptional patient care, including awards from the Minnesota Hospital Association; from Premier, a health care alliance dedicated to improved patient safety; and from the National Institute of Healthcare Improvement, an independent not-for-profit organization that focuses on improving health care.

For more information and opportunities, see Fairview Northland Medical Center.

Fairview Northland Medical Center
911 Northland Dr , Princeton, MN 55371

Community of Princeton

Princeton, Minnesota is known for its stately white pines, history of industry and commitment to innovation. Located just one hour north of the Twin Cities, and one hour south of some of the state's finest lakes and recreation areas-it is now at the expanding edge of the metropolitan area. Although a part of the fastest-growing region of state, Princeton and surrounding communities have retained their hometown charm, commitment to educational excellence and economic vitality as they meld the very best of city and country living.

Census Data for Princeton

Population

Total 25979
Male50.3%
Female49.7%

Education

H.S. Grads87.7%
Bachelors & Higher14.8%

Age

Under 5 Years6.9%
Under 18 Years25.1%
Over 65 Years16.4%

Housing

Total Units12750
Ownership Rate77.4%
Median Home Value$167.0

Land

Total Area572.31 sq. miles
Persons/sq. mile45.6

Income

Median/Household$45.0
Persons per Household2.39