Physician Assistant Surgical ICU
The Physician Assistant will function as a physician extender within the SICU department working closely with surgeons and other services; coordinating continuity of patient care in the Surgical ICU. The Physician Assistant is responsible for ensuring person qualities such as emotional stability, dependability, positive relations with staff and community, adherence to ethical standards, cooperation with others, and attendance/participation in clinic meetings/peer councils. The incumbent will provide care within a defined scope of practice. The major duties of the Physician Assistant include, but are not limited to;
Providing effective care to patients characterized by the use of sound judgment in assessing, planning, implementing documenting and evaluating patient care for assigned patients.
Possessing the skill and competency to obtain thorough medical histories, perform comprehensive physical examination, order appropriate diagnostic studies, interpret and analyze medical data, establish diagnoses, formulate and implement treatment plans and modify treatment plans when appropriate. Works effectively and makes appropriate requests for assistance from the assigned physician and recognizes complex patient care situations where referral is appropriate.
Knowledge of mechanical ventilation modalities and oxygen therapy, insulation and monitoring of weaning from mechanical ventilator support, placement or assistance in placement and management of peripheral and central intravenous catheters to include PICC-line placement, collection and interpretation of data derived from invasive cardiopulmonary monitors, formulation of system specific diagnostic and treatment plans, supervision of transportation of critically-ill patients to and from the intensive care areas for the purpose of diagnostic and/or therapeutic interventions elsewhere in the hospital.
Will attend multi-disciplinary rounds on patients, write periodic progress notes, facilitate diagnostic and/or therapeutic interventions agreed upon by the consulting and consulted service, and maintain timely and effective communications with the requesting service. Performs a full range of administrative duties relative to the assignment. The incumbent is also responsible and accountable for maintaining Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Out of Operating Room Airway Management certification encouraged). Serve as a clinical preceptor for students or organizes and participate in facility clinical educational programs. Communicates and collaborate effectively with others facility staff and outside institutions when applicable to the area of assignment.
Work Schedule: Compressed 12 hours tours with rotating nights and weekends.
Base Salary, Overtime Pay, Comprehensive Benefits Including Pension Plan! CME Monies, One week off for CME's and MUCH MORE!
They will be rotating shifts: days/nights/weekends/holidays The shifts are usually 7:30-8; either AM or PM About 4-8 nights/month, About 2 weekends/month, OT pay at time and a half!
New grads will be considered.
Job Updated: 08/30/16
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