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Physician Assistant - SICU Job


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HR Use Only: Physician Assistant - SICU
Hospital: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus & Family Health Centers
Job Code: T31172
Pay Grade: 17
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: 12-Hour Shifts
Hours: 6:30am- 6:30pm
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Cleveland Clinic is currently seeking a qualified A Physician Assistant for an Inpatient position in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Main Campus. The successful applicant will provide care in the SICU, PACU and AMET. The schedule for this position involves rotating weekends, but No holidays or call required. Experience is preferred, however new grads welcome to apply.

Summary: With the supervision of a Physician, (as per O.R.C. 4730) performs complete histories and physicals on patients of all ages to establish and record patient's current health status and to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan to provide continuing medical care, including daily examinations, writing orders, chart notes, discharging patients and completing discharge summaries. This medical care may be in a variety of clinical settings. PA's are privileged by the Board of Governors. PA's in the Critical Care role provide advanced care to patients with complex, acute, critical and chronic health conditions. Critical care PA's practice in a setting that requires the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to manage acute and chronic health problems. PA's also practice in the settings requiring complex monitoring and therapies and high intensity medical/surgical interventions.

Job Responsibilities:

* Conducts thorough medical histories, performs complete physical examinations (where indicated), initiates appropriate lab, radiology tests or other special tests required for evaluation of illness, and scrutinizes lab data on new and former clinic patients and hospital admissions to establish a record of the patient's current health status and to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan with direct review by a physician.
* Must be able to work with autonomy within Ohio law under direction of supervising physician.
* Performs and interprets, at least to the point of recognizing deviations from normal, common laboratory, radiologic, cardiographic and other routine diagnostic procedures used to identify pathophysiologic processes as privileged by CCF Credentialing Board.
* Performs routine procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, managing simple conditions produced by infection or trauma, assisting in the management of more complex illness and injury which may include assisting surgeons in conducting operations and taking initiative in performing evaluation and therapeutic procedures in response to life-threatening situations, as privileged by CCF Credentialing Board.
* Performs specialized procedures, including bone marrow aspirations, biopsies and harvest, blood draws, designated IV starts, spinal taps, toracentesis and paracentesis as well as other specific procedures as directed by the physician, following approval by CCF Credentialing Board.
* Provides information and answers routine questions of patients regarding their disease, including preventive health maintenance topics such as diet, weight, smoking and topics related to medical specialty, with basic recommendations.
* Educates patients regarding their disease, treatments, related drug and treatment side effects and hazards.
* Assists with record keeping, completes appropriate patient medical chart, transcribes lab data and routine correspondence, as directed and reviewed by physician.
* Refers patients to physicians as appropriate for consultation or for specialized health resources and treatment.
* Ensures continuity of care by serving as a liaison between patient and other members of the multi-disciplinary care team or with other specialty areas as necessary.
* Performs research follow-up studies as directed by the supervision of a physician. Assists in data analysis.
* Participates in quality monitoring thru the review of records and treatment plans for patient outcomes on a periodic basis to assure quality care.
* Facilitates appropriate length of stay, discharge planning and compliance with regulatory standards for inpatient management.
* May serve as clinical preceptor for PA students and other health professionals.
* Demonstrates a high standard of moral and ethical behavior.
* Demonstrates compassion and professionalism and a commitment to excellent patient care.
* Other duties as assigned.


Graduate of an A.R.C..-approved Physician Assistant Program. Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies and/or Ohio licensed through the OSMB. Must have Prescriptive authority or eligible to apply for licensure to prescribe from the OSMB.


Depending on practice, surgical fields may require surgical experience.


Current certification as a Physician Assistant through the NCCPA. Incumbent must obtain State of Ohio licensure before employment, license to prescribe or be eligible. Must have approved Physician Supervision Agreement (listed on OSMB website) and/or signed addendum to Physician Supervision Agreement. Must be privileged by CCF's Credentialing Board.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to push/pull patients as part of a team to various positions, to move/push medical equipment and supplies. Requires extensive walking, sitting and stair climbing. Ability to obtain safety precautions against blood borne pathogens by using protective gear.

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