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Physician Assistant Cardiothoracic

Company: Indian River Memorial Hospital
Location: Vero Beach
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION:# Promotes and maintains health by providing medical services under the supervision of physicians. SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:# None NATURE AND SCOPE:# The Physician Assistant will be involved with the care of the patient in any role which the supervising physician deems proper and consistent with applicable law, medical center regulations, and delineation of privileges, in combination with training, knowledge, skills and experience of the physician assistant. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:# Supports the mission, vision and values of the hospital. Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times, keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients. Contributes to physician#s effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range patient care issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physician directives. Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories. Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering appropriate tests, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results. Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records. Performs therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations; suturing; managing wounds and infections. Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; discussing family planning; providing counseling on emotional problems of daily living; promoting wellness and health maintenance. Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Consults with physicians as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA#s scope of work. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervising physician and/or the director of operations, physicians# network. CORE COMPETENCIES:# Adapts to and accepts the need for change. Understands, communicates and supports the department#s and hospital#s vision. Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. Ability to interface and communicate effectively in a clear and concise manner with all levels of employees, managers, vendors, consultants, and physicians. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Maintains good relationships with patients and other staff members.# Works well with other people. Demonstrates ability to effectively deal with difficult customers (e.g., patients, co-workers, physicians, visitors, auxilians).# Defuses problems. Must be able to communicate clearly with staff and patients both verbally and in writing. Must be able to hear and communicate on the telephone. Must have manual dexterity and visual acuity to use medical and office equipment. Maintains current knowledge of trends in the healthcare field. Must have basic computer skills. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:# Bachelor#s Degree required. Graduate of accredited physician assistant program required. Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in Florida required. Current BLS Certification required from American Heart Association or American Red Cross. Minimum of two (2) years# experience in Physician Assistant#s role preferred. CCIRH IS A DRUG AND NICOTINE FREE WORKPLACE

BASIC FUNCTION:

Promotes and maintains health by providing medical services under the supervision of physicians.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY: None

NATURE AND SCOPE:

The Physician Assistant will be involved with the care of the patient in any role which the supervising physician deems proper and consistent with applicable law, medical center regulations, and delineation of privileges, in combination with training, knowledge, skills and experience of the physician assistant.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Supports the mission, vision and values of the hospital.

Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times, keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients.

Contributes to physician's effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range patient care issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physician directives.

Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories.

Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering appropriate tests, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results.

Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.

Performs therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations; suturing; managing wounds and infections.

Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; discussing family planning; providing counseling on emotional problems of daily living; promoting wellness and health maintenance.

Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.

Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Consults with physicians as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA's scope of work.

Performs other duties as assigned by the supervising physician and/or the director of operations, physicians' network.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Adapts to and accepts the need for change.

Understands, communicates and supports the department's and hospital's vision.

Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

Ability to interface and communicate effectively in a clear and concise manner with all levels of employees, managers, vendors, consultants, and physicians.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Maintains good relationships with patients and other staff members. Works well with other people.

Demonstrates ability to effectively deal with difficult customers (e.g., patients, co-workers, physicians, visitors, auxilians). Defuses problems.

Must be able to communicate clearly with staff and patients both verbally and in writing.

Must be able to hear and communicate on the telephone.

Must have manual dexterity and visual acuity to use medical and office equipment.

Maintains current knowledge of trends in the healthcare field.

Must have basic computer skills.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree required.

Graduate of accredited physician assistant program required.

Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in Florida required.

Current BLS Certification required from American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Minimum of two (2) years' experience in Physician Assistant's role preferred.

CCIRH IS A DRUG AND NICOTINE FREE WORKPLACE

Keywords: Indian River Memorial Hospital, Palm Bay , Physician Assistant Cardiothoracic, Healthcare , Vero Beach, Florida

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