Surgical Physician Assistant will provide direct patient care, consultations, education, and clinical supervision. Physician Assistant will demonstrate the ability to function as an expert clinical resource and promote continuity of patient care within the institution from admittance to discharge by working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team.
- Function as a first or second assistant during general surgical cases at the discretion of the supervising physician. This includes assistance with charting, patient transport and OR set up to help streamline the peri-operative process.
- Participate in patient rounds, including but not limited to recording daily, detailed progress notes and determining and implementing therapeutic plans as discussed with physician in charge.
- Admittance and discharge of patients, including completion of medical records in a timely manner.
- Closely works with site specific nurse navigator/patient care navigator and nursing units to provide comprehensive, patient centered general surgery care.
- 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 patients as we are consulted; present this information to the supervising physician.
- 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.
- Prudent use of resources and ordering patterns.
- Adherence to established general surgical care practice algorithms, where appropriate.
- 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.
- Practitioner must be registered with the NJ PMP program for monitoring opioid usage.
- Exhibit organizational, communication and leadership skills, initiative, accountability, responsibility, appropriate judgment, and decision making.
- Physician Assistant will report to supervising physician, and up to the CMO. Will participate in general surgery department meetings.
- Priority of daily PA assignment is at the discretion of supervising physician; In general, OR assistance > Consults > Discharge Planning > General Rounding.
Graduation from an accredited program
Two years of experience as an general surgical PA, preferred
Licenses and Certifications:
Physician Assistant Certification
Registration & Licensure by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners/ Physician Assistant Advisory
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Life Support (ACLS)
Normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.
Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids during surgical procedures.
Sitting – Rarely
Standing/Walking – Continuously
Kneeling/Stooping – Occasionally
Bending/Climbing – Occasionally
Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Occasionally
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Occasionally
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Occasionally
Typing/Filing – Frequently
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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