Surgical Physician Asisstant 1

Employer
Trinity Health
Location
Silver Spring, MD
Posted
May 17, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Department:MD140_60100 President, Holy Cross HospitalExpected Weekly Hours:40Shift:Position Purpose:The Physician Assistant I will work in a team structure to provide the following:1. Perform the duties of the surgical PA 2. Provide surgical assistance in the operating room as assigned by the PA Coordinator/designee. Perform daily post-operative rounds and follow-up with the attending surgeon. Perform admission history and physical examinations, daily progress notes, daily orders, and discharge summaries for patients admitted to them by the attending surgeon. Evaluate patients in the Emergency Center and on the surgical floor at the request of the attending surgeon.3. The PA will write history and physical exams, orders, daily progress notes, and facilitate/coordinate care of the patient as requested by the supervising physician. The PA may dictate discharge, transfer and death summaries, and write transfer orders and prescriptions as requested by the supervising physician. 4. Perform bedside procedures including central venous catheter placement, tube thoracostomy, arterial catheter placement and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) when credentialed to perform said procedures.5. Support Quality initiatives of Holy Cross Hospital including medication reconciliation, universal time out procedures, SCIP, VTE prevention, and electronic documentation6. Support timely, accurate and compliant professional billing.Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.Job Description Details:General Summary:The Physician Assistant I will work in a team structure to provide the following:Perform the duties of the surgical PA Provide surgical assistance in the operating room as assigned by the PA Coordinator/designee. Perform daily post-operative rounds and follow-up with the attending surgeon. Perform admission history and physical examinations, daily progress notes, daily orders, and discharge summaries for patients admitted to them by the attending surgeon. Evaluate patients in the Emergency Center and on the surgical floor at the request of the attending surgeon. The PA will write history and physical exams, orders, daily progress notes, and facilitate/coordinate care of the patient as requested by the supervising physician. The PA may dictate discharge, transfer and death summaries, and write transfer orders and prescriptions as requested by the supervising physician. Perform bedside procedures including central venous catheter placement, tube thoracostomy, arterial catheter placement and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) when credentialed to perform said procedures. Support Quality initiatives of Holy Cross Hospital including medication reconciliation, universal time out procedures, SCIP, VTE prevention, and electronic documentation Support timely, accurate and compliant professional billing.Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:Have the ability to work in both the operating room and inpatient units Must maintain current licensing a Physician Assistant in the State of Maryland Must qualify for prescriptive authority Must possess excellent communication skills and function well in a team environment Must have and maintain ACLS certification Must be proficient or capable of becoming proficient in bedside procedures including central line and A-line placement, chest tube placement and PICC insertion.Working Conditions:This is a hospital-based position. The employee must have endurance for long procedures in the operating room and possess the clinical skills and critical thinking to manage acutely and severely ill patients. Weekends, nights, and on-call hours are required.Reporting Relationship:Patient care responsibilities are delegated to the PA through a formal delegation agreement with the attending physician known as the primary supervising physician. All direct patient care decisions must be made in conjunction with the primary supervising physician (or designated alternate supervising physician) as mandated by Maryland Law. The Supervising Physician will report directly to the Vice President for Medical Affairs.Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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