General surgery and surgical subspecialty PA: Night Full Time
The General surgery and surgical subspecialty Physician Assistant manages the overnight inpatient and operative needs of surgical patients in conjunction with, and under the supervision of an attending physician . The PA is responsible for the assessment and management of various patient populations which includes the overall management of the orthopedic surgical patient, ordering and interpretation of diagnostic testing, development of appropriate plans of care, therapeutic interventions, and intra operative assistance. They maintain a collaborative work environment that is safe, just, and founded on principles of high reliability and quality outcomes for patients and colleagues. The PA will perform duties in accordance with state and federal regulations as well as network policies, PA scope of practice guidelines, approved clinical privileges and the JFKUMC PA policy. The physician assistant reports to the department clinical lead and Director of Advanced Practice Providers, Physician Assistant. Full time includes weekends and holidays on a rotational basis.
1. Obtains a thorough patient history that includes: Determination of the chief complaint, analysis of
primary symptomology. Review of the course since onset of above: incidence, progress and effect of
therapy(s). Completes medical and social history. Performs an appropriate physical examination and
recognizes normal and abnormal findings. Records findings of the physical exam in a clear and concise
manner. Makes recommendations based on the data gathered in the history and physical examination for
ordering ancillary studies, developing a problem list, formulating a differential or actual diagnosis,
counseling, educating and instructing patients in specific disease-related and preventative medicine
areas. Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic and laboratory tests to identify and assess patient's
clinical problems and health care needs for continuity of care.
2. Writes orders to implement non pharmacological and pharmacological therapeutic plans. Communicates
with collaborating physicians regarding pertinent patient information including but not limited to actual
or potential clinical problems, diagnostic tests/labs, consultants' recommendations, and updates or
adjustments to the treatment plan via the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team. Collaborates with
physicians, nurses, and other health care team members.
3. Maintains professional accountability to meet job requirements, skills and competence.
4. Functions independently and in collaboration with physician to perform age-appropriate history and
physicals to outpatients. Provides general medical care and treatment to patients in medical facility,
5. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
6. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.
Contacts: Regular contact with medical personnel and its visitors.
Knowledge, Education and Skills Required:
1. Graduate of an accredited school. Current American Heart Association BLS and ACLS required.
1. Physician Assistant License - P.A.
2. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification - BLS
3. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - ACLS
4. Controlled Dangerous Substances Physician Certification - C.D.S. and D.E.A.