Inpatient Physician Assistant – General Surgery

Location: Maryland-Baltimore - Baltimore
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Job ID: 22397110
Category: Surgical Physician Assistant Job
Company: Medstar Health
Contact: Nicole Whaley
Job Posted: 09/08/20

Inpatient Physician Assistant – General Surgery - 22397110

Inpatient Physician Assistant – MedStar Harbor Hospital

MedStar Harbor Hospital, a proud member of MedStar Health, is a mainstay in the Baltimore community, serving patients from Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. We currently have a full time opening for an 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 work on a surgical unit in a small community hospital but have access to the resources provided by a large healthcare system. In this inpatient setting, you will have a set Monday-Friday, 7am – 3:30pm schedule with rotating on-call requirements.

As a new Surgical Physician Assistant at MedStar Harbor Hospital, you can expect:

· A competitive salary and signing/retention 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

Some primary duties and responsibilities include:

· 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.

· Functions under surgeon's direction as surgical assistant. Assists in necessary preparations prior to and after surgery.

· 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.

· Performs emergency lifesaving procedures as appropriate.

· Performs necessary rounds independently or with the attending physician and/or residents.

· Performs procedures as appropriate for patient care. Writes appropriate order sets including medications.

To qualify for this position, the Physician Assistant must have:

· 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 – Three years of 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.


Be the Physician Assistant you were meant to be, here at MedStar Harbor Hospital.