Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner (St. Mary's)
NURSE PRACTITIONER General Summary of Position: Assumes total clinical management of specific patients in collaboration with the physician. Follows established standards, procedures and practices and gives specific patient management directions to nursing and other staff. Incumbents in this position may be required to perform all or a significant combination of duties depending on their specialty area. Education: A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing plus completion of an ANA accredited Nurse Practitioner Program is required. Certification/Registration/Licensure: Licensure as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the District of Columbia and Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nursing Association are required. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT General Summary of Position: Evaluates patient's physical condition by using the patient's medical history, medical records, conducting physical examinations, and evaluating laboratory and radiographic data for the purpose of determining a diagnosis and plan of patient care. Education: Bachelor's degree from an American Medical Association approved Physician Assistant program is required. Certification/Registration/Licensure: Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) are required. Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support is preferred. Licensure as a Physician Assistant in the District of Columbia is required. About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.