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Job ID: 202934
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Days 40 Hours per week
DescriptionPenn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has a Physician Assistant opportunity in Surgical Hospitalist Services
This position is almost exclusively OR-based. Duties include endoscopic vein/radial harvesting, sternotomy, sternotomy closure, vascular cut downs, wound closure, first and second assisting cardiovascular procedures that range from basic to the most complex. 4-day work week after a 6-month orientation. Weekend call is taken from home and only for operative cases
All Physician Assistants function under the guidelines as designed by the Penn Medicine medical staff and are credentialed through that body. The Physician Assistant will be held accountable through a formal job description, delineation of privileges, and through a Written Practice Agreement with their supervising physician. All clinical work hours and associated requirements will be defined and managed under the direction of the supervising physician and within the Human Resource guidelines. Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based practice standards in collaboration with team. The Physician Assistant will contribute to excellence in education, leadership, professionalism, and clinical practice.
Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based practice standards in collaboration with team.
Maintains accurate and confidential medical records.
Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with organizational standards in electronic medical records.
Identifies self properly to the patient and family and clarifies the role of Physician Assistant if necessary.
The Physician Assistant shall function within their scope and refer to the supervising physician when outside of scope, and/or directed by the supervising physician, or when requested by the patient.
Performs interventions specific to assigned patient population and written agreement.
Participates in the performance improvement processes to meet quality of care and service standards.
Demonstrates awareness of professional responsibility as role model to peers and members of the health care team.
Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient’s clinical status.
Addresses patient and family concerns and creates a therapeutic relationship to provide support.
Provide patient education, counseling, and instruction regarding patient diagnosis, medical treatments, medications, and preventive care.
Participates in and supports accreditation, compliance, and regulatory activities of the organization.
Participated in preceptorship of PA/NP students and other healthcare learners.
Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers appropriately.
Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.