Position will require a schedule of regular hours in addition to a minimum of 1 day a week call and 1-2 weekends per month, as well as occasional holidays. Will be responsible for assisting physician in the operating room, rounding with physicians in the hospital, and seeing patients across 3 outpatient offices.
Under the general supervision of the physicians and office manager, performs clinical activities related to assessment and evaluation of patients. Under the direct supervision of physicians, performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and assists in surgery. Provides service to patient population ranging from infancy through late adulthood.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Meets all standards of the Patient Satisfaction Initiative Criteria in order to make AMH the hospital of choice for patients and employees.
Conducts hospital rounds with physicians; sees hospital and ER consults to evaluate need for neurosurgical intervention.
Assists surgeons as directed in designated surgical procedures to deliver optimum patient care.
Provides trauma call coverage with the attending neurosurgeon and performs neurological evaluation of emergent patients in the ETC/STU and/or in surgical intervention of trauma patients to facilitate timely delivery of care.
Attends to completion of hospital medical records, dictations and signatures in order to maintain accurate patient care documentation.
Assists physicians in office hours by performing history and physical examinations and documenting patient data to establish presumptive diagnoses and to determine patients’ medical needs.
Presents patient assessments, films and reports to the physicians to initiate plan of appropriate care.
Maintains office chart: dictation of patient visits, office notes, medication orders, reports and forms to supply all required documentation.
Provides patient (and family) education; answers patient/family calls to maintain communication and risk management.
Under the supervision of the physicians, writes and calls in medication orders to provide ongoing patient care.
Attends Neurologic Grand Rounds, M&M monthly meetings, graduate seminars and surgery-related training sessions to meet credentialing and CME requirements and to attain proficiency in field of neurosurgery.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
1-3 years of experience as a Surgical Physician Assistant preferred.
Education and Training: BS or BA degree required. Master's degree preferred. Graduate of an AMA-approved/accredited PA Program. Meets all state requirements for education.
License, Certification and Registration: Certification by the NCCPA within 1 year of employment. Current registration/license with the PA State Board of Medicine. Meets all state requirements for certifications. CPR and ACLS certifications required.
Other Requirements: Completes 12-hour trauma-related CME on an annual basis. Team approach essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent computer/tablet skills. Valid driver’s license, registration and insurance required.