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Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular Surgery
|Department:||HHP CardioThoracic Surgery, 70281|
|Shift Hours:||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
Under the sponsorship of assigned Medical Director or physician, provides quality patient care in specific areas of assignment including Cardiac Surgery, Urgent Care, or Emergency Services/Orthopedic. Work collaboratively with physicians, other mid-level providers, and nursing staff by providing daily patient management. Provides education and instruction to other staff as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Graduation from accredited Physician Assistant program
LICENSE / CERTIFICATION / REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Physician Assistant in the State of Washington
Current ACLS; PALS is required based on area of assignment
CONTINUING EDUCATION & COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
Continuing education and/or licensing requirements:
Physician Assistant licensure
Continuing Education credits to maintain licensure
Maintain HMH non-physician practitioner privileging
Completion of HMH annual mandatory requirements
Population Specific continuing competency requirements:
Knowledge and expertise in providing care to assigned population
2-4 years mid-level care experience in area of assignment in a health care setting
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing practice
Demonstrated skills in collaboration, teamwork and problem-solving to achieve goals
Demonstrated skills in verbal communication and listening
Demonstrated skills in providing excellent service to customers
Demonstrated skills in managing the care of assigned patients
ENVIRONMENTAL / JOB CONDITIONS:
Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals or Substances and/or Infection:
Risk of exposure to infectious diseases during all patient contact
Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens:
Risk of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens during all patient contacts
Personal Protective Equipment Required:
Gloves, gowns, masks
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides quality mid-level practitioner patient care, according to hospital and industry standards, to assigned patients; demonstrates appropriate age-related competencies; provides patient education on all procedures according to age specific needs; facilitates patient’s cooperation and alleviates anxiety; addresses patients’ concerns.
Complies with required documentation including: chart notes, dictation and billing of consults, fee sheets, co-signed signatures and scheduling of cases
Responsible for data collection for a variety of databases maintained by Harrison Medical Center as assigned
Provides education to nursing staff through bedside training, formal didactic classes and continuing education offerings.
Participates in clinical research activities as appropriate
Communicates pertinent information to physicians, Infection Control, and other hospital personnel as required to maintain safe patient care practices.
Maintains a courteous and professional manner towards patients, staff and family members
Actively participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings as needed
Demonstrates collegial working relationships with various community providers
Participates in professional organizations to maintain relevance in area of expertise
Performs other duties as assigned
When Assigned to Cardiac Surgery Program:
Coordinates inpatient and outpatient consultations
Coordinates activities of the cardio-thoracic surgery clinic. Schedules patients for clinic appointments. Assists and supports clinic ancillary staff as needed.
Acts as a liaison with Cardio-thoracic surgery, cardiology, anesthesia and administration; keeps family advised as to the condition of patient throughout the surgical procedure
Provides patient education, preparation and support during the surgical experience; participates in surgical procedures within scope of practice and license
Provides daily patient management in the Critical Care Unit, Progressive Care Unit and Outpatient Departments in collaboration with physicians; refers care as appropriate; collaborates closely with nursing and social work staff to develop discharge plans
When Assigned to Urgent Care:
Directs patient care for a variety of clinical presentations, including minor surgical, orthopedic, pediatric, gynecologic and general medical conditions; works effectively with on-duty physicians
Orders lab and other diagnostic procedures to facilitate diagnosis; prescribes medication when necessary within scope of practice and license authority.
When necessary, facilitates the entry of the patient into the inpatient setting by working with EMS personnel and receiving/admitting physicians.
Anticipates patient care needs when census is high and efficient patient flow is essential
Participates in Urgent Care QI activities
Participates in telephone follow-up and other clinic chores
When Assigned to Emergency Services/Orthopedic:
Receive and prep patients requiring orthopedic intervention in the Emergency Room; completes H. & P.'s; orders and analyses lab work; radiologic results and other health information to make informed diagnosis
When required, follows patient into surgery; functions as a surgical assistant as required
Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.
During an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event, which places life or property in jeopardy, employee may be assigned to any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety. Assignment might require serving at a location, at times and/or under conditions that significantly differ from employee's normal work assignments. As an employee of Harrison Medical Center, employee may be directed to perform a role other than their regular job, by a superior or by law.
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