PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - THORACIC SURGERY
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POST DATE 8/11/2016
END DATE 10/28/2016
Meridian Health System, Inc
Elicit a detailed and accurate history, perform an appropriate physical examination, identify problems, record and interpret information as it pertains to patients in the inpatient or outpatient setting as well for new patient we are consulted for Present this information to the supervising physician.
Participate in house staff rounds with the supervising physician including, but not limited to recording daily, detailed progress notes, determining and implementing therapeutic plans as discussed with physician in charge.
Perform clinically appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as delegated by the supervising physician and in accordance with the privileges set forth by the Medical Staff Office.
Provide patient counseling and education
Coordinate referrals to other health care providers.
Function as a resource to health care personnel and participate in their educational programs.
Prescribe controlled dangerous substances only with current state CDS license and DEA number and in accordance with standard protocols/direction provided by the supervising physician.
Exhibit organizational, communication and leadership skills, initiative, accountability, responsibility, appropriate judgment, and decision making.
Function as a first and/or second assistant during surgical cases at the discretion of the supervising physician.
Assist supervising physician with office hours and functions as an advocate for our cancer patients in coordinating and scheduling follow up appointments.
Closely works with tumor site specific nurse navigator to provide comprehensive, patient centered cancer care.
Assist supervising physician when on-call including evening hours and/or weekends
General Surgery experience of 6 months-1 year preferred
New Jersey State Physician Assistant Certification required
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification required
Valid drivers license required
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.