Full Job Description
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown’s centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown’s healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.
General Summary of Position:
The physician assistant (PA)-Medstar Southern Maryland provides medical care to patients as delegated by the supervising physician(s). The PA functioning primarily in a clinic setting may be required to perform some coordination of inpatient care and facilitate discharges/outpatient follow up. The PA has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice/education and is responsible for ensuring adherence to national guidelines/protocols and ensures an environment of safe quality care. The PA demonstrates an advanced level of medical knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and responsible for professional development and competency validation. He/she functions in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
Bachelors degree required.
Completion and graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program.
Physician Assistant Licensures in DC, MD and VA.
National PA Certification.
Three years of physician assistant experience, Women’s Health experience preferred; inclusive of at least one year of directly related experience in breast surgery or diseases of the breast.
Ability to travel within the Washington Region of MedStar Health.
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practice and medical care to give and evaluate patients.
Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations, and procedures to administer patient care.
Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
Skill in taking medical histories to assess medical condition and interpret findings.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.
Ability to maintain quality control standards.
Ability to maintain calm & effective in emergency situations.
Excellent inter-personal & communication skills with a broad spectrum of professionals, including attending physicians, residents, medical students, trainees, support staff, and hospital management.