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APP Surgical-First Assist

Job ID: R-24535 Job Type: Full time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) for Surgery with First Assist qualifications manages health problems and coordinates health care for surgical patients in the ambulatory, acute care or in-patient settings for pre- or post-surgical patients.  Additionally, the APP Surgery with First Assist is prepared to assist in the Operating Room setting as First Assist when needed. According to their practice specialty, these APPs deliver patient care and medical services to individuals and families by utilizing standards of care in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations to assess health status, diagnose medical conditions, develop medical plan of care, implement treatments and evaluate patient responses in collaboration with collaborative/sponsoring physician as described in a Collaborative Practice Agreement.


  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and technical competencies of an APP in the Surgical Department with the ability to be First Assist in the OR.
  • Able to evaluate medical problems of clients in the assigned practice setting and appropriately requests consults to other specialties when indicated.
  • Provides education to patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications pertinent to the surgical patient’s condition.
  • Creates diagnostically appropriate treatment plans
  • Documents all medical evaluation, diagnoses, procedures, treatments, outcomes, education, referrals and consultations consistent with NCQA, The Joint Commission, state regulatory standards and evidenced-based standards of care.  Maintains documentation compliance for appropriate coding and billing.
  • Facilitates evaluation of records by physician(s), peers and quality standards according to protocols and receives and implements constructive directives.
  • May refer complex and high priority cases to collaborating physician with regards to complicated diagnostic problems, serious illness, complicated therapeutic problems and re-evaluation of chronic conditions.
  • Provides medical and emergency interventions appropriate to the client’s needs; prescribes and monitors medications appropriate to the diagnosis; orders and monitors the appropriateness of emergency interventions.
  • Maintains collegiality with all members of the inter-disciplinary team.
  • Utilizes appropriate chain-of-command and communicates with specialty practice Program Director, APP Director and Medical Director of any clinical issue and contributes to quality improvement or process improvement as necessary.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.



  • Copy of the current APRN or PA-C license for the State of Kansas and/or Missouri (depending on practice locations)
  • Advanced practice certification required.
  • Graduated from Physician Assistant Program for PA-C, or - If APRN, graduated from First Assist program post
  • APRN training
  • BLS Certification required
  • ACLS if working in the ICU
  • Age appropriate training for “population served” may depend on APRN/PA program training and may require additional training as determined by the department.
  • Masters or Doctoral degree from accredited program in Advanced Practice Nursing for APRNs  OR Masters in Physician Assistant Studies (whichever is applicable).


  • Previous experience with First Assist in OR highly desired.  

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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