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Surgical Physician Assistant South Baltimore Medical CenterLocation: Halethorpe, MD Additional Locations:
Job Number: 804821 Date posted: 08/07/2019
To provide direct care to surgical patients under the supervision of a physician/surgeon.
- Assist Surgeon during surgical procedure by carrying out surgical functions as directed by the surgeon in order to ensure optimal results to the patient.
- Provide comprehensive evaluation, management, and care of pre and post operative patients. Develop comprehensive plan of care and review with supervising physician.
- Participate in patient education specific to surgical procedures and post-operative care.
- Determine, order, interpret and document appropriate tests, treatments and drug prescriptions.
- Assist in surgical rounds at hospital.
- 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.
- Integrates the principles of patient safety and quality care into daily practice.
- Perform other related duties as directed.
- Graduation from an accredited PA program.
- Bachelor's degree required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Board Certification from NCCPA - renewed every six (6) years.
- State licensure valid in jurisdiction where assigned.
- DEA number required if practice agreement authorized prescribing of controlled substances.
- Written delegation agreement with supervising physician on file with Kaiser Permanente Physician Professional Quality Assurance Office (PPQA) and the appropriate state Board of Medicine.
- Current CPR certification is required from the American Heart Association.
- National Provider Identification (NPI) required.
- This is a physically and emotionally demanding job requiring significant commitment to learning new skills as well as prolonged standing (up to 6 hours at an operation table).
- The practitioner will be assigned to a specific location every day depending on surgical cases (ie. at hospitals and ASC) and clinic need which will be determined by the Area Service Chief.
- Location assignments will be made monthly whenever possible, according to access needs; assignment sites may be changed on short notice.
- Two (2) years of assisting in surgical specialty experience is preferred; experience preferred in specialty to which assigned.
Note - This PA will be rounding on the following surgical specialties as needed. General, Urology, GYN, Head and Neck and Orthopedics
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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