Provides primary or specialty health care services within defined scope of practice in collaboration with a licensed physician and in accordance with UCM policies and procedures.
Performs comprehensive histories and physical exams, identifies normal and abnormal findings, including physical, cognitive and psycho-social status.
Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests.
Develops pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment plans.
Monitors effectiveness of plan of care.
Educates patients on disease and treatment plans.
Performs procedures as trained and appropriately credentialed.
Documents within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and completes other necessary documents.
Collaborates and/or consults with physicians and other health care providers as appropriate.
Educates, counsels, and assists patients and families regarding current health problems, health maintenance activities and preventive behaviors.
Actively participates in program building, and quality measurement and improvement measures.
Section Specific Responsibilities:
Works collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team in the Regional Therapy Program of Surgical Oncology and participates in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative patient care.
Provides direct patient care for adults patients with acute and/or chronic illnesses in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Provides follow-up/post-op care in the outpatient clinic.
Coordinates preoperative and postoperative planning with primary care providers and anesthesia providers for patients traveling from a distance.
Collaborates with primary care providers, specialty care providers and/or inpatient providers to provide comprehensive patient care.
Educates patients and families on preoperative and postoperative care.
- Performs advanced treatments and/or procedures following verification of competency including but not limited to: administration of chemotherapy orders, paracentesis, pleural taps, tumor biopsies, and other department specific procedures.
Writes admission, discharge, and/or transfer orders.
Facilitates referral of patients to department appropriate referrals: specialty care, physical therapy, occupational therapy.
Communicates with patients regarding their plan of care via telephone and/or MyChart.
Communicates with patients regarding follow-up care and test results via telephone, letters and/or email.
Participates on UCM and/or BSD committees.
Attends section and department meetings and/or educational activities as required.
Participates on committees and assists with projects to fulfill required administrative duties.
Acts as preceptor/educator for PA students, NP students, Medical Students, and/or residents and fellows.
Participates in educational activities both within and outside of UCM.
Participates in activities that contribute to the education of healthcare professionals including one-on-one education, group education, formal presentations and/or publishing.
Participates in the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement programs, standards of practice, patient education, policies and/or procedures.
Maintains current certification in BLS and ACLS.
Knowledge of basic medical terminology required.
Knowledge of pharmacy, phlebotomy, injections, and EKG required.
Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required.
Excellent verbal and written communication required.
Ability to read documents or instruments required.
Ability to perform detailed work required.
Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required.
Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive required.
Additional Job Description:
Education, Experience and Certifications:Education:Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) required. Experience:Critical care experience preferred. Two or more years of clinical experience in a related area of specialty preferred. Licenses and Certifications:Current Physician Assistant license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required. Certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) by start date preferred. Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:Direct patient contact or clinical care setting.Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood.Exposure to infectious material.Exposure to X-Ray Producing Equipment.High stress environment.Requires use of personal protective equipment.Office environment.Sterile/clean room environment. Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop.Ability to carry or lifts loads of up to 25 lbs.Ability to feel, including perceiving size, shape, temperature, or texture.Ability to hear, including making fine discriminations in sound.Ability to see, including color, depth perception, or clarity.Ability to sit for up to 2 hours.Ability to use computers extensively for up to 2 hours.Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform job.Ability to push/pull objects of up to 25 lbs.Ability to stand for 4 hours or more.Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception.Ability to Use Standard Work Station Equipment.Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment.Required Documents: ResumeCover LetterList of References
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