MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, a proud member of MedStar Health, is a not-for-profit, 223-bed acute care teaching hospital with a strong emphasis on cardiac care, orthopaedics and sports medicine. We currently have a full time opening for an experienced Inpatient Physician Assistant to work in our surgical department. Shape your future in health care in the kind of setting that’s right for you. Become part of an organization that welcomes your experience, input and leadership— as a clinician and healthcare expert.
This position offers you the opportunity to care for patients in general surgery and sub-specialty units in the hospital while being able to perform bedside procedures. In this inpatient setting, you will have a rotating night shift schedule including three 12 – hour shifts, every third weekend and some holidays.
As a new Inpatient Physician Assistant at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, you can expect:
- A competitive salary and $10,000 signing bonus
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Paid malpractice insurance
- Generous paid time off
- CME leave and CME allowance
- Retirement plan – 403-B with % employer match
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
- Develops treatment plan and discusses proposed course of treatment with patient's attending physician and other health care team members as appropriate including consultants and referrals.
- Enters progress note in patient's medical record to document patient status, treatment and procedures performed. Dictates discharge summaries as necessary.
- Functions under surgeon's direction as surgical assistant. Assists in necessary preparations prior to and after surgery.
- Initiates standing and regular orders including activity, diet, vital signs, routine laboratory work, routine diagnostic tests, laxatives, sedatives, analgesics, and appropriate medical and rehab therapies.
- Monitors patients and communicates significant patient findings or changes in patients' status to the appropriate physician.
- Obtains detailed and accurate history, performs physical examinations, and reviews medical records to assess patients' health status.
- Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
- Performs emergency lifesaving procedures as appropriate.
- Performs necessary rounds independently or with the attending physician.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Performs procedures as appropriate for patient care. Writes appropriate order sets including medications.
- Provides emotional and educational support to patient and family as may be appropriate.
- Responds to nursing and ancillary status calls.
- Stays aware of diagnostic tests reports that require prompt medical intervention. Communicates directly with physician for interventions.
- Education/Training: Graduation from a Physician Assistant Program accredited by ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant). Bachelors degree; Masters degree preferred.
- Experience: No experience required. Prior physician assistant experience highly preferred.
- License/Certification/Registration: NCCPA (National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants) certification. Current license with the Maryland Board of Physicians. Current BLS (Basic Life Support)/ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certifications
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.