Physician Assistant - Gastroenterology

  • Location: Plymouth, MA
  • Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Job Description


The Physician Assistant shall provide the following clinical services to patients of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth and the Gastroenterology (GI) Practice:
Assess physical and psychosocial status of patients by means of interview and by obtaining health and medical history of patient;
Perform a physical examination of each patient or assure that a recent physical examination of each patient has been performed prior to the provision of additional services;
Care for patients suffering from acute and chronic diseases by managing therapeutic regimens;
Evaluate patients based on the patients physical health, psychological, social, economic, educational, functional or developmental status as appropriate to the patients treatment;
Provide a comprehensive history of past pharmacological interventions and current drug therapy for patients under his/her care;
Communicate with the referring physician and attending physician to assure continuity of care;
Arrange for any necessary testing, physical examination and/or consultation as may

be required; and
Perform other duties as reasonably assigned.

Establish relationships with professional and/or other health-related groups within the community;
Share clinical expertise with professional and supportive personnel;
Document and report care in an accurate, timely manner using appropriate forms and Records;
Function as an integral member of the GI team and collaborate with other health disciplines to ensure continuity and quality of care; and
Use interpersonal skills to work productively with all levels of hospital personnel.

Effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate with diverse populations, including providers, patients, and families;
Analytical skills to evaluate patient status and healthcare procedures/techniques and to monitor quality of care;
Willingness to learn and remain flexible in the changing healthcare environment;
Ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement new ideas or systems;
Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion while performing duties;
Ability to meet with the public outside the organization and efficiently market and promote the GI practice;

Continuous Quality Improvement
Identify, analyze, and resolve patient care problems to foster significant improvement in patient care;
Participate in interdisciplinary continuous quality improvement activities on an ongoing basis; and
Demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to patients.

Education Required
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from an accredited program
Experience with short term, solution focused, medication therapies
Experience working with interdisciplinary teams
Experience using an electronic health record
Must be eligible for credentialing and contracting with all insurers

Currently licensed in Massachusetts as a Physician Assistant (without restriction)

Employment Type

  • Full time

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth

275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: (508) 830-2030

Fax: (508) 830-2030