Physician Assistant-Surgery
Doylestown Hospital
 Doylestown, PA
  • PURPOSE OF JOB: To perform, under the responsibility and supervision of an Orthopedic Surgeon, diagnostic and therapeutic tasks allowing the physician to extend his/her services. The PA assists the Physician through the most effective use of his/her knowledge and decision-making, helping to coordinate preadmission clearances, establish diagnosis and to plan subsequent therapy. He/she may assist in gathering the data necessary to implement the therapeutic plan throughout the continuum of care. A major role will be as a patient's advocate in the medical care system serving as an advisor and liaison.
  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Assists the physician in the preadmission, care and work-up of patients.
  • Assists the physician in the inpatient care of patients
  • Participates in the Orthopedic Institute and Health system initiatives

III. JOB CRITERIA AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

  • Assists the physician in the preadmission, care and work-up of patients
  • Carries out all the duties related to the preadmission process for elective inpatient orthopedic patients
  • Arranges appropriate clinical testing and consultations as per protocol or after consultation with the orthopedic physician
  • Serves as a liaison between health system, physician and patient.
  • Collects and analyzes clinical data.
  • Documents in the medical record according to guidelines.
  • Writes routine orders.
  • Completes informative discussion with patient and family regarding patient care and treatment during the hospital course
  • Assist with discharge and or post- surgical planning
  • Demonstrates sound clinical judgment and ability to make decisions
  • Assists the physician in the inpatient care of patients
  • Knowledgeable in the recognition of change in the patient medical condition
  • Informs the physician of all changes in the patient's condition, when necessary
  • Assess the patient's treatment course and prescribes and implement indicated therapy/treatments/consults
  • Communicates with appropriate consultants in regards to patient's needs
  • Collects and analyzes clinical data
  • Documents in the medical record according to guidelines
  • Communicates patient progress to appropriate consultants
  • Communicates appropriately with staff(nursing/ navigator/therapist) in regards to patient care.
  • Communicates appropriate information to patient and significant others
  • Will provide follow up care as indicated.
  • Participates in Department and Health system initiatives
  • Participates in program initiatives as directed
  • Interacts with Director of Orthopedics in carrying out program specific services
  • Participates in committee meetings as required

Job Qualifications:

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education:

Must be a graduate of an accredited physician assistant program

Licensed in the State of Pennsylvania

Must have BLS certification

NCCPA certification

PA license for Prescriptive Authority

PECOS certification

  • Experience

One year of experience in hospital or general medicine preferred

  • Other Skills

Excellent customer service skills

Attention to detail

Ability to manage changing clinical situations

Ability to work individually and as part of a team

Computer skills