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Physician Assistant

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Category: Physician Assistant
Department: Physician Assistants - 803500
Position Type: Regular
Shift: Day Shift
Hours Per Week: Full time 40 hours per week
FT/PT/PD: Regular
Location: New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:  To provide direct patient care and clinical assessment of Orthopedic patients.  Works in close cooperation with the Orthopedic Surgeons in the Department.  Acts a liaison for nursing and ancillary health professionals. 

This position is a clinical role, in the Operating Room and managing peri-operative patients; arthroplasty service. PA's will be rounding on joint patients and scrubbing on total joint cases.  40 hours a week, no call and no weekends. 

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:

1.   Exemplifies the values of New England Baptist Hospital and the ROSE philosophy.

  1. Complies with all New England Baptist Hospital policies and the Code of Excellence.

Maintains a safe and clean work environment.

3.  Assists Orthopedic Surgeons in surgery:

  1. Responsible for knowledge of and adherence to all policies and procedures of the NEBH Operating Room.
  1. Participates in those surgeries assigned by the Orthopedic Service physicians, the chief PA and the Chief Resident.

4.  Coordinates and provides clinical support for the NEBH Orthopedic Surgeons:

  1. Rounds on Orthopedic patients.
  1. Performs Histories and Physicals, as needed.
  1. Initiates appropriate laboratory tests, diagnostic studies, and writes prescriptions within parameters of license.
  1. Makes accurate identification of problems/diagnoses based on correct interpretation of findings.
  1. Communicates with primary physician the plan of care being initiated or discontinued.
  1. Assists patients in meeting health needs by identifying existing or potential problems, exploring available alternatives and providing support to the patient to make an informed decision regarding health care.
  1. Acts as a liaison between Medical Staff and patients, and between Medical Staff and other allied health professionals.
  1. Maintains current, accurate, medical record documentation including discharge summary page 1’s.
  1. Participates in the Physician Assistant and orthopedic department Improvement initiatives, Education and Research Programs.
  1. Assists with the development/expansion of protocols, clinical pathways and physician orders.
  • Works closely with Case Manager in identifying individual patient variances from established protocols throughout the course of care.

5.   Assists with the implementation of an inpatient pain management program:

  1. Evaluates on a daily basis the effectiveness of the pain plan in meeting the patient’s needs with the pain management team.

6.  Miscellaneous:

  1. Responds to calls for orthopedic consultation from all areas, including nursing units,  the Ambulatory Care, PACU and Bond Center.

7.  Education/Research:

  1. Participates in the training and education of Physician Assistants and medical students.
  1. Attends grand rounds in Orthopedics weekly.
  1. Assists attending physicians with research and presentations as time allows.
  1. Attends daily morning lectures in orthopedics as time permits.
  1. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team for the development of educational materials for patients and allied health professionals.
  1. Assists in the development of continuing education conferences for health professionals.

8.  Plans time away from work appropriately:

  1. Arrives and leaves at appropriate times based on OR schedule and patient load on floors.
  1. Uses unplanned earned time appropriately (Based on full time hours.  Standards are pro-rated for part-time employees based on agreed hours).

10.  Performs other related duties as required.

11. Participates in annual safety review.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Minimum Formal Education: Graduate of an accredited PA program or masters prepared in an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  Must be licensed and certified in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a PA or be licensed as an RN, NP in Massachusetts and certified by the ANA as a Nurse Practitioner.  Registered with the DPH and DEA for prescriptive privileges.

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  BLS