General Surgery Physician Assistant
Allied Health/ Other Nursing
SMG - Norwood Area
Steward Medical Group: Norwood Area
MA licensure is required.
1-2 years experience is preferred.
Steward Health Care System LLC ("Steward") is a fully integrated, physician-led national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the most cost-efficient manner in the communities where out patents live. Steward - the largest privately held health care company in the U.S. - owns and operations 35 community hospitals across nine states, serves over 1,000 distinct communities and employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. In addition to our hospitals, the Steward provider network includes 4,800 providers, 25 urgent care centers, 87 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, over 7,300 hospital beds under management, and approximately 1.5 million full risk covered lies through the company's managed care and health insurance services. The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach 3 million in 2018.
Steward Medical Group (SMG), Inc. is Steward's multi-specialty group practice with over 4,500 employees including over 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners. SMG operates approximately 450 practice locations throughout Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year.
The Physician Assistant will be a member of the General Surgery team at Norwood Hospital but also assist with the ICU, Emergency Department, Orthopedic, Gastroenterology and OBGYN Surgeons. The PA will function under the direction and supervision of a Physician in any area they are assisting. The Physician Assistant provides high quality, cost-effective patient care by performing admission consults, surgical preparation procedures, peri- and post- operative procedures and medical management. The PA will assist in performing surgical and other procedures.
The PA will perform detailed histories and physical exams, review patients medical records, order laboratories studies, radiological and diagnostic studies appropriate to patient's complaint, age, sex, race and physical condition. Participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds, record appropriate and accurate daily progress notes. The PA will provide patients and families with pre-operative and other pertinent education. They will answer questions regarding surgery, recovery and risk factor modification, procedures. The PA will arrange for hospital admission and discharge at the direction of the supervising physician.
Perform or assist in the following procedures as allowed per medical staff privileges:
* Incision and drainage wounds
* PICC line placements
* Post pyloric feeding tube placement
* Endotracheal Tube Intubation
* Central Line placement internal jugular, Subclavian and femoral vein cannulation
* Dialysis Catheter Placement
* Arterial Puncture
* Foley Catheter Insertion
* Radial Artery Cannulation
* Assisting in the OR
o Obstetrics as an assist
o Ortho as an assist
o Gastroenterology as an assist
* Central lines or A-lines in the ICU
* Occasional chest tubes in the ICU
* Surgical consults in the ER
* Surgical Histories and Physicals
* Admitting patients if needed
* Prepping for the OR
* Massachusetts license to practice as a Physician Assistant
o Start date contingent on successful enrollment of insurance payors.
* DEA / Massachusetts Control Substance licensure
* Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program. One year of experience in a surgical program preferred.
* Current BLS and ACLS certification
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 100107291