PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT-FT-86153-DAYS

Professional 86153 - Neurology Full-Time Days 8 Hour


Description

The Physician Assistant is an expert clinical practitioner responsible for providing direct comprehensive patient care management; consultation, education, and leadership expertise for Neuroscience, Stroke and Neurosurgical patient care populations across the health care continuum. This position will perform clinical assessments and care management services that include construction and interpretation of histories and physical exams. The PA will perform initial and periodic physical examinations, neurological examinations, and medical history on both in-patient and out-patients. The PA will be expected to manage inpatients, updating and summarizing charts, changing orders when appropriate, and notifying responsible physicians of changes in the patient's condition. The PA will assist in operative and other procedures.

Core Competencies

Assists on Neuro surgery as privileged.
Collaborates with consultants on the management of patients.
Consults with attending surgeon on significant patient data.
Develops, implements and follows up on an individualized treatment plan for each patient which includes ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, prescribing pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments; and as privileged.
Documents in the medical record.
Provides care based on the physical and psychosocial needs of patients.
Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician and initiates BLS/ACLS as necessary.
Maintains surgical techniques including: Aseptic technique and ability to maintain sterile field Patient positioning: prepping and draping Intra op retracting Hemostasis Wound Closure Surgical dressing Evaluation and treatment of patients with acute and chronic conditions related to specialty, following standardized procedures and as privileged.
Develops and implements physician, staff, and patient educational programs and materials.
Provides on-going education to nursing office staff and OR at the point of care.
Educates patients and families concerning what can be expected prior to, during and after Neuro/Stroke.
Follows up with families during surgery.
Provides leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of community and patient education programs in the focus area.
Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Neurosurgery and Stroke surgical program (ie, policies/procedures, orders, protocols, standards etc)
Identifies opportunities for improvement in the care of Neuro/Stroke patients that can improve outcomes related to utilization of supplies and processes in OR.
Leads, designs and implements process improvement activities, in a multidisciplinary format, that improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.
Collaborates and engages in multidisciplinary team work toward achieving Standards for Neuro/Stroke Surgery and Surgical Care Improvement Program goals.
Provides feedback to medical and hospital staff regarding patient conditions, needs, and outcomes.
Works toward organizational targets in neurology patient’s length of stay and resource utilization.
Participates in data analysis and auditing around process improvement endeavors, as necessary.
Attends seminars and continuing education conferences to maintain professional certifications and qualifications.
Maintains current knowledge of reimbursement issues as they apply to PA practice.
Maintains safety and infection control techniques.
Ensures on-call availability for surgical procedures.
Ensures comprehensive knowledge of consultation, surgical and case management needs in medical setting.

Department Specific Competencies

Education

DegreeProgram
MastersOther
Additional Information
Graduate from an approved Physician Assistant Program

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
5Neurosciences and Neurosurgical patients and procedures experience
Additional Information
N/A

License / Certification Requirements

PA license and Physician Assistant Examining Committee License NCCPA
BCLS or ACLS Certification
DEA Certificate with schedules (2-5)