Physician Assistant- PA

  • Job Summary
    • Evaluates patient's physical condition by using the patient's medical history, medical records, conducting physical examinations, and evaluating laboratory and radiographic data for the purpose of determining a diagnosis and plan of patient care. Makes clinical decisions relative to patient management through collaboration with physicians.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Bachelor's degree from an American Medical Association approved Physician Assistant program is required

    • Experience
      • Approximately one to two years of progressively more responsible job related experience.

    • License/Certification/Registration
      • NCCPA (National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants) certification (pending or current).
        Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).
        Licensure as a Physician Assistant in the jurisdiction of practice and has State and Federal narcotic registration in each jurisdiction where drugs are prescribed, administered or dispensed, obtains and maintains medical staff membership and privileges through the Medical Staff Credentials committee.
        As specified in contract, may be required to obtain medical staff membership and clinical privileges at other hospitals, obtains and hospital affiliations as indicted in contract.


    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards.
      Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.Develops treatment plan and discusses proposed course of treatment with the patient's attending physician and other healthcare team members as appropriate, including consultations and referrals.
      Initiates, performs, and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests necessary in routine and emergent care of patients.
      Obtains detailed and accurate history, performs physical examinations, and reviews medical records to assess patients' health status. Monitors patients and communicates significant patient findings or changes in patients' status to the appropriate physician. Writes progress notes on patients' medical record indicating patient status, treatment, and procedures performed.
      Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
      Performs necessary rounds independently or with the attending physician and/or students. Provides emotional and educational support to patient and family as may be appropriate.
      Performs emergency lifesaving procedures as appropriate.
      Performs procedures as appropriate for patient care. Writes appropriate order sets including medications.Responds to nursing and ancillary status calls.
      Performs other duties as assigned.


About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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