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Physician Assistant- General Surgery - Lutheran Hospital Job

PA Hosp Care Spec

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HR Use Only: Physician Assistant- General Surgery - Lutheran Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Hospital Exempt
Facility: Lutheran Hospital
Department: Surgical Assistants
Job Code: T31171
Pay Grade: 17
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Days
Hours: 7am-3:30pm
Job Details: - Masters Degree Preferred
- Advanced Practice RN (APRN)

Lutheran Hospital has an opportunity for a Physician Assistant in the Department of Surgical Assistants.

This position will serve Adult/Geriatric patients with very few Pediatric patients. Job responsibilities include working in the OR first/second assist. This PA will screen patients in the PACC pre op, conduct evaluations and do H&P. Duties also include working with Nurse Practioners on the floor to manage patients and facilitate discharges. There would be responsibilities for pain management (chronic pain) to cover vacations.

Summary: Hospital Care Special (T31171,D29021) 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 tretment 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 in

the Hospital Care Special role provide advanced care to patients with complex, acute, critical and

chronic health conditions. Hospital Care Special PA's practice in a setting that requires complex

monitoring and therapies and high intensity medical/surgical interventions.

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 applicable state 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.Peforms 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 liason 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 anlysis. 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 standareds 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.

EDUCATION: Graduate of an A.R.C.-approved Physician Assistant Program. Master's degree in

Physician Assistant Studies and/or applicable state license through the State Medical Board for

certificate to practice.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Must have Prescriptive authority or eligible to apply for licensure to prescribe from the State Medical Board within the first 6 months of hiring. If candidate has held a license to prescribe within another jurisdiction and needs to obtain a Master's degree in order to apply for CT prescribe from applicable state, the candidate will be subject for review for eligibility for hiring within our system. Good verbal, written and interpersonal

communication skills. Demonstrated competency and the ability to perform advanced assessment,

diagnosis, treatment plan development and invasive procedures as per clinical privileges.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to

work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate

action. management of critically ill patientsDepending on practice, surgical fields may require surgical


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