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Physician Assistant - Surgical Hospitalist (Per Diem)

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Job ID REQ_169246 FACILITY Unity Hospital LOCATION Rochester, New York

SUMMARY

Provide on-site clinical coverage during the evening, night, and weekend hours for the Department of Surgery and its attending physicians. Coverage includes direct patient care, in-house consults, performance of bedside procedures.

STATUS: Per Diem

LOCATION: Unity Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Department of Surgery

SCHEDULE: As needed; nights and weekends

ATTRIBUTES

  • Compassionate, warm and patient focused
  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional documentation skills and professional behavior
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Surgical experience is required

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direction. Responsible during duty hours for the patients on his/her service. He/She will participate as directed by the attending surgeon on the individual’s service.
  • Monitoring.  Notifies attending surgeon of any sudden, serious change in a patient’s condition.
  • Management.  Sets up peripheral infusions by means of vena puncture, inserts NG tubes, catheterizes for bladder drainage, changes dressings, irrigates wounds, sutures minor lacerations under surgeon supervision, removal of sutures and removes drains as ordered, assists in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, applies and removes casts under supervision, starts blood transfusions, does arterial punctures for blood gas estimates and venipuncture for laboratory data.
EDUCATION BS: Physician Assistant
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS PA-C - Certified Physician Assistant - National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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