Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA, is seeking a full-time, licensed Physician Assistant time to join growing Neurosurgery group. Under the general direction of the neurosurgeons at SEMC, the physician assistant will manage patients in designated Outpatient-, Inpatient- and OR-settings
• Graduation from an AMA accredited Physician Assistant Program
• Prior experience > 1 yrs in a surgical environment preferred, especially in neurosciences with a population of mixed spinal and cranial patients
• Prior experience with electronic medical record systems preferred
• Current or recent BLS and ATLS/ACLS certification.
• Valid Massachusetts license to practice as a Physician Assistant
• Valid DEA/Massachusetts Control Substance licensure
• Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese a plus
• Communicates and coordinates effectively with the supervising MD and other health professionals
• Communicates clearly with patients and their families
• Provides superior customer service to internal (80%) and external (20%) patients
• Identifies and assesses problems while interviewing and examining patients
• Competently orders and interprets lab and imaging studies, prescribes medications, completes paperwork, and formulates treatment plans in collaboration with supervising MD
• Provides pre- and post-operative patient care and education
• Acts as surgical “first assist” for a variety of procedures, both intracranial and spine
• Management of inpatient and outpatient Neurosurgical issues, including perioperative care.
• Works in a collaborative fashion along with supervising MD to manage post-operative patients in ICU, PACU, floor and clinics.
• Can independently cover some phone calls, assists supervising MD with rounds on weekends if needed, and may intermittently cover first call from answering service
• Performs Basic and Advanced Life Support measures as necessary
• Perform similar and related duties as requested by supervising physician
• Participate in data collection and research as directed
• Reports immediately to supervising MD in the event of any deviation of normal operations
• Participates in Hospital Incident Reporting System and other risk management activities
• Shall be accountable for abiding by all relevant hospital policies and procedures
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.
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- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout our facilities.
- A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient and colleague safety.
About Steward Health Care System:
Steward Health Care’s physician-led model was created to provide patient’s access to the highest-quality care at a sustainable cost, providing personalized, and coordinated ongoing medical services that positively impact patients’ physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
Founded in 2010, Steward Health Care is the nation’s largest accountable care organization (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through its network of hospitals, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, and behavioral health services. Steward received a perfect 100% quality rating by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in 2020.
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