Physician Assistant (PA), Full Time, Surgery Department

Rockville, MD
Apr 18, 2022
Sep 29, 2022
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Physician Assistant who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

The function of the Surgical Physician Assistant is to act as an extension of physicians to provide "World Class," comprehensive perioperative care, including surgical assisting and floor management.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Perform daily rounds and post-operative visits, documenting appropriately and communicating with attending.
• Assist as needed in surgeries, including pre/post-operative set up and documentation to include admission/discharge orders and brief op note
• Perform initial and on-going assessments of patients medical and physical status, including H&Ps, to help develop treatment plan
• Coordinate with other departments and consultants as needed for inpatient care and discharge planning
• Coordinate service recovery to ensure positive patient experience and clinical excellence
• Order and interpret patient testing such as lab work and imaging, order treatments or follow-up based on results
• Perform therapeutic/corrective measures and small procedures as needed, to include drain removal, suture placement, uterine evacuation, dressing changes, etc.
• Provide patients, families, and nursing staff with education, counseling, and discharge instructions/expectations as needed

Competencies include:
• Conduct all business and interactions in accordance of our Mission and RISES values utilizing a proactive customer service approach
• Knowledge of peri-operative needs of patients including medical, physical, and surgical/obstetrical
• Proficiency with surgical assisting skills in all specialties, including laparoscopic and open procedures, suturing and wound closure techniques, equipment and complications
• Ability to perform accurate physical exams and develop care plans including appropriate testing and treatments
• Communicate effectively with patients, staff and other clinicians
• Maintain organized workflow while multi-tasking
• Clear and accurate documentation of clinical records
• Understand clinical and administrative priorities and be flexible to adjust workflow as needed to meet daily requirements of busy department

Minimum requirements include:
• BS in Physician Assistant studies
• Two years surgical experience or surgical residency preferred
• NCCPA certification, Maryland State PA license, CDS, DEA, BLS/ACLS
• Meet credentialing requirements for Medical staff, including background check

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

Full-time, rotating schedule. Weekends, nights, holidays required.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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