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Surgical Physician Assistant Urology GYN Oncology

Location: Arlington, VA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 828396 Date posted: 10/04/2019

To provide direct care to surgical patients under the supervision of a physician/ surgeon either in a clinical or a hospital setting.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist Surgeon during surgical procedure by carrying out surgical functions as directed by the surgeon in order to ensure optimal results to the patient in clinic, ASC and area hospitals.

  • Provide comprehensive inpatient, emergency room, pre- and postoperative evaluation, management, and care of surgical patients. Develop comprehensive plan of care and review with supervising physician.

  • Assist in surgical rounds and call duties at area hospitals.

  • Participate in patient education specific to surgical procedures and post-operative care.

  • Perform medication reconciliation and help to arrange appropriate post-discharge follow up for all surgical patients.

  • Determine order, interpret and document appropriate tests, treatments and drug prescriptions.

  • Collaborate with the physician and other clinical staff members to maintain continuity of care.

  • Refer patients to supervising physician or, with physician agreement, to other health/ professionals as appropriate.

  • Participate in developing, reviewing and revising medical/surgical protocols.

  • Participate in training of staff and students as necessary or indicated.

  • Perform other related duties as directed.
  • This position is for a Surgical PA.  
     Physician Assistants only.  No Nurse Practitioners.
    Basic Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Education
  • Graduation from an accredited PA program.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Enrollment in PECOS required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • State licensure valid in jurisdiction where assigned.
  • DEA and CSL (controlled substance licensure) required if practice agreement authorized prescribing of controlled substances.
  • Board certification from NCCPA - renewed every six (6) years.
  • Current BLS certification is required from the American Heart Association.
  • National Provider Identification (NPI) required.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • The practitioner will be assigned to a specific location every day. Routine assignments include outpatient surgical setting (ASC), inpatient surgical setting (core hospitals) and KP office locations which will be determined by the Area Service Chief.
  • Location assignments will be made weekly-monthly whenever possible, according to access needs; assignment sites may be changed on short notice.
  • The practitioner will apply for hospital privileges at all specified area hospitals within one (1) month of hire.
  • This is a physically and emotionally demanding job requiring significant commitment to learning new skills as well as prolonged standing (up to six (6) hours at an operation table).

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of assisting in surgical specialty experience is preferred; experience preferred in specialty to which assigned.
  • Masters Preferred.
  • Experience in GYN, GYN Oncology and Uro GYN surgery, Laparscopic and Robot Surgery experience. 
  • Primary Location: Virginia,Arlington,Virginia Hospital Center 1701 N. George Mason Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 400 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: GYN, URO GYN and GYN Oncology Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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