Surgical Physician Assistant

Location: Maryland-Baltimore
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Job ID: 20854584
Category: Physician Assistant - Surgery - General
Job Posted: 07/09/19

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, a proud member of MedStar Health, provides many medical and healthcare services to patients and is one of the top 25 community teaching hospitals in the United States.  Our surgery department employs a team of highly trained surgeons and clinicians to provide patients with a plethora of surgical options, including minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery and numerous complex surgeries as well. Our surgical specialists share a common goal: creating a patient experience dedicated to superior quality, safety, satisfaction, and the best possible outcomes.  The department of surgery at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has a unique opportunity for a Physician Assistant to join our team.  The ideal candidate will have current or previous first assist experience in general surgery.  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 Physician Assistant position offers you the opportunity to work alongside our expert surgeons providing exceptional patient care to our surgical patients. This is a full time position with rotating shifts, including some on-call responsibility, one summer and one winter holiday. 

As a new Physician Assistant at MedStar Franklin Square, you can expect:

  • A competitive salary and a $10,000 sign-on 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

Job Summary - Performs a variety of duties such as history and physicals as well as providing care to assigned patients.  Assesses, diagnoses, documents findings, and writes medical orders. Makes clinical decisions relative to patient management through collaboration with physicians.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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. Previous surgical 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.

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 the patient's attending physician and other healthcare team members as appropriate, including consultations and referrals.
  • Functions under surgeon's direction as First and Second assistant in surgical cases. Assists in necessary preparations prior to and after surgery. Maintains on-call responsibility as required.
  • Initiates, performs, and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests necessary in routine and emergent care of patients.
  • 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 meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
  • Performs emergency lifesaving procedures as appropriate.
  • Performs necessary rounds independently or with the attending physician and/or students.
  • 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.

Contact information

Company: Medstar Health
Address: ATTN: Nicole Whaley
RE: Job 20854584
9600 Pulaski Park Drive
Baltimore MD 21220

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