Physician Assistant - Surgical Oncology
- Location: Boston, MA
- Posted: Sep 20, 2019
Under the general supervision of a physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for providing varied medical services, which may include: obtaining complete medical history and performing a physical examination; ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and imaging studies; formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan; prescribing and/or dispensing medication; assisting in surgery or other invasive procedures; rounding on admitted patients; counseling patients and families, and other patient care duties. May be involved with a patient's medical care in any role which the attending physician deems proper and consistent with applicable law, hospital regulations, delineation of privileges, and the Physician Assistant's training, knowledge, skill, and experience.
In collaboration with attending physicians, admits, evaluates, treats, and discharges patients admitted by the Department of Plastic Surgery.
Performs and/or interprets routine diagnostic studies, including routine laboratory procedures, common radiological studies, and electrocardiograph tracings.
Makes rounds to evaluate patients and writes progress reports.
Performs therapeutic procedures, including injections, immunizations, wound care, suturing, incision and drainage of superficial infections, and wound debridement.
Assists in the delivery of services to patients requiring continuing care by acting as liaison with patients primary care, attending or referring physician.
Facilitates communication with other departments to ensure the delivery of excellent cost effective and efficient patient care.
Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.
Records and maintains legible, accurate and confidential patient medical records including initial evaluation, subsequent follow-up, unusual incidents or problems, and patient progress to provide complete and up-to-date information for ongoing reference and evaluation.
Under the countersignature of the attending physician, is responsible for transcribing preoperative and postoperative orders including prescription medication, fluid orders, diets, activity levels and other procedures, as authorized applicable law and department protocol.
May be authorized to write appropriate prescription orders, including those for narcotics, stimulants, and depressant drugs, and pre and postoperative orders as necessary.
Ensures treatment and consultations consistent with NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance), TJC (The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), and federal and state regulatory standards.
Attends weekly staff meetings.
Ensures professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and workshops and maintaining knowledge of industry standards and practices.
Maintains patients confidentiality.
Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided.
Utilizes hospitals cultural beliefs as the basis for decision making and to support the hospitals mission and goals.
Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
Performs other duties as required.
In order to apply for the position, the PA must be National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) PANCE eligible and eligible for PA licensure in the State of Massachusetts. Documentation of Massachusetts PA license and initial NCCPA certification are required upon hire. If prescribing medications is included in clinical duties and privileges, Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration and federal DEA Controlled Substance Registration are required.
- Full time