PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT-PER DIEM
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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 11/4/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB SUMMARY:
Under the clinical supervision of the Department of Surgery, the administrative
supervision of the Senior Vice President and in conjunction with the Surgical
Residents, the Physician Assistant manages, oversees and participates in the
care of patients on the surgical service. The Physician Assistant performs
initial evaluations, coordinates and participates in the treatment plans,
monitors patient progress and documents same.
Performs initial evaluation of surgical patients,
obtains and documents appropriate and comprehensive health histories.
performs and documents appropriate and comprehensive physical examinations.
Presents and discusses the findings of the initial evaluation with the
Attending Surgeon to determine the treatment plan. Documents the
treatment plan and writes appropriate orders.
Coordinates elements of the treatment plan and assesses, evaluates
and documents patient progress. Reviews patient care management issues
with the Attending Surgeon. Consults with appropriate resources as
needed. Documents treatment plan revisions and writes appropriate
Reviews results of laboratory and other diagnostic tests and formulates
Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including but not limited to,
tube/drain insertion, care or removal.
insertion or removal of traction pins.
splint, brace or cast application or removal.
medication administration including IV push drugs and the
injection of steroid and anesthetic agents.
insertion or removal of central venous lines.
insertion of nasogastric tubes.
phlebotomy and IV insertion.
Performs daily patient rounds.
Writes patient orders in accordance with Medical Staff policies.
Provides first-level response to acute patient complications and
emergencies and initiates appropriate measures.
Participates in the discharge planning process at the point of admission
and throughout the patient's hospitalization,
participates in discharge conferences as appropriate/necessary.
completes patient care referrals as necessary.
dictates discharge summaries as requested.
Educates, instructs and counsels patients and families. Provides
psychological, emotional and informational support to patients and
families. Communicates patient needs to appropriate team members.
Accepts responsibility and accountability for his/her actions in
delivering patient care.
Collaborates and communicates effectively and establishes good rapport
with all levels of personnel.
Orients medical students, physician assistants and surgical residents
to the environment, patient care practices and hospital policies and
Attends Surgical Grand Rounds each week. Prepares and presents case
histories, problems and complications as requested by the Chair of
Participates in the quality improvement/quality assurance process.
Performs such other duties as requested from time to time by the Chair of
the Department of Surgery as he or she may deem such services reasonable
and necessary to the efficient maintenance of quality care at the
Certificate of registration from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board of Registration of Physician Assistants.
Two years experience as a Physician Assistant in surgery.
Demonstrated analytical abilities and strong interpretative skills for
integrating information from the patient history, physical exam, and
diagnostic data to be able to formulate a differential diagnosis and
subsequent treatment plan for surgical patients in both elective and
Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving
Evidence of continued education and professional development.
CPR (BLS) certification required.
Knowledge of the special needs and behaviors of infant, child,
adolescent, adult, older adult patients preferred.