Physician Assistant -- Gender Affirming Surgery

Hahnemann Healthcare - Philadelphia, PA3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $130,000 - $170,000 a year
About Hahnemann University Hospital
Located in Center City Philadelphia, Hahnemann University Hospital is a 496-bed academic medical center focused on providing high-quality, person-centered care to all patients. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Hahnemann University Hospital is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Opens a New Window. in Philadelphia and is an academic affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine Opens a New Window. . Hahnemann University Hospital is owned and managed by American Academic Health System Opens a New Window. .

Job Summary
The Physician Assistant (PA) functions as a member of the healthcare team in a manner consistent with their scope of practice in Pennsylvania in concert with the policies and procedures of Hahnemann University Hospital. The Physician Assistant promotes image enhancement of the organization and its service.

The Physician Assistant is licensed to practice in an advanced scope of practice. The PA is responsible and accountable for her/his professional expertise and demonstrates a high level of knowledge while performing acts of medical therapeutics under the supervision of a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The supervising physician is responsible for directing the practice of the PA. The PA is accountable to the Medical Director/physician supervisor for medical diagnosis and therapeutics, Senior Director in Nursing, and to the employing institution to practice in the established position description of the Physician Assistant. The Physician Assistant will coordinate care of patients from initial assessment through transition of care, and serve as a resource for patients, families, physicians, and other health team members.

The Physician Assistant will:
provide first assist surgical support on all supervising physician's OR cases
dictate assigned supervising physician's cases in a timely manner
perform thorough patient assessments, completes orders
actively rounds daily on the supervising physician's post-op patients
order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests
prepare discharge summary paperwork
provide comprehensive care to the supervising physician's patients, from initial history and physical to post-surgical
provide on-call support for supervising physician's surgical and non-surgical patients 24/7 every other week, including holidays
consistently revise pre-op and post-op patient instructions, as directed, in order to improve patient care
develop OP reports templates, as required
participate in interdisciplinary rounds, conferences, and journal clubs
initiates and maintain WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) membership
attend outside conferences
assist, as directed, in the development and conductance of the Gender Affirming Surgery Fellowship program for the hospital
The PA maintains professional values that promote his/her role to serve as a role model to other clinicians in the hospital and community, to serve as a resource person for clinical teams who have questions or concerns regarding patient problems, to serve as an educator who teaches other clinicians advanced assessment techniques, and to participate on relevant committees that will enhance practice and promote change that will increase patient satisfaction and outcome.

Skills & Abilities

Suturing skills and experience are mandatory
Knowledge of current trends in healthcare.
Commitment to excellence in patient care and to customer service.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Demonstrates accountability and professionalism.
Adapts to change in a positive, professional manner.
Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care based on physical, psychological, developmental, social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in their service area.
Self-motivated, functions independently, and conceptually synthesizes a comprehensive knowledge base to coordinate both clinical and educational activities in major areas of clinical specialization. Requires frequent use of independent judgment in a clinical setting in evaluating and treating patients.
Training & Education
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program

Required Licenses
Current Pennsylvania Physician Assistant License with appropriate Supervising Physician(s) listed and Certified as a PA: MS, PA-C State of Pennsylvania

Candidate must have, or be able to apply for, a Pennsylvania Osteopathic PA License

Professional Qualifications

Prior work experience suitable for the position is preferred

Supervisory Responsibility
The PA will perform patient care duties and responsibilities under the supervision of a physician in accordance with established credentialing agreements. The physician is responsible for directing the practice of the PA.