South Shore Health
Job Description Summary
Job Profile Summary Under the general guidance of the Emergency Department Director the Physician Assistant will evaluate, diagnose and treat patients following written guidelines approved by the Department of Emergency Medicine.
BASIC PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Under the general guidance of the Medical Director of the Emergency Department and in accordance with 263CMR2.00 of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Physician Assistants, the Physician Assistant will evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with diseases and adverse health conditions following the written guidelines approved by the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Minimum Education – Preferred
Graduate of accredited Physician Assistant Program
Minimum Work Experience
Prefer two or more years of practice, preferably in an emergency service
This position is a licensed independent practitioner credentialed through the Medical Staff Services Office
Required additional Knowledge, and Abilities
PA – Physician Assistant license required.
NCCPA – National Commission on Certification Physician Assistants required.
ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support required.
Pediatric Life Support (PALS ) certifiction preferred.
License, certifications, and classes will be monitored by the Medical Staff Services Department
Demonstrates history of proficiency in the delivery of Emergency Medical care to patients of all ages.
Demonstrates history of a strong member of an Emergency Care Team successful completion of South Shore Hospital credentialing process.
1 – Performs evaluations, including: pertinent history and physical exam on patients assigned to Urgent Care. Institute a plan of care based on findings. Inform the responsible Emergency Physician of pertinent subjective and objective data and routine diagnostic and therapeutic measures initiated.
a – Documents clinical findings and impressions on the patients record.
b – Consults MD when necessary, prior to proceeding with care.
c – Orders diagnostic tests.
d – Prescribes required medications and treatments.
e – Coordinates subspecialty referrals in consultation with the responsible Emergency physician.
f – Provides follow-up instructions for patient and/or family.
2 – Performs special procedures after orientation and documentation of competency. All procedures will be performed in accordance with approved protocols.
3 – Serves as clinical resource to nursing staff.
a – Assists in the development of emergency nursing staff.
b – Participates in Quality Monitoring activities.
c – Assists in the development of treatment protocols.
4 – Evaluates patients in regards to discharge or admission in order to improve the flow of patients.
1 – Technology and Learning
a – Participates in continued learning and possess a willingness and ability to learn and utilize new technology and procedures that continue to develop in their role and throughout the organization.
b – Embraces technological advances that allow us to communicate information effectively and efficiently based on role.