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Physician Assistant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Company: Longwood Plastic Surgery
Location: Brookline
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES : She/he demonstrates actions and an attitude that contributes to the critical success of the organization. She/he supports Longwood Plastic Surgery's values by exhibiting the following behaviors: Integrity, respect, compassion, excellence, stewardship and community. The Physician Assistant will promote and maintain health by providing medical services under the supervision of a physician.

POSITION SUMMARY : The Physician Assistant (PA) practices medicine under the supervision of our physicians. Working as members of the health care team, she/he will take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order laboratory tests and x-rays and make diagnoses. She/he will also treat minor injuries by suturing and by providing wound care. The PA records progress notes, instructs and counsel patients, and order therapies. The PA shall prescribe medications as needed. The PA shall assist in surgery and provide pre-operative and post-operative care. Cosmetic techniques with Neurotoxins and fillers will be taught to the right candidate. The PA will be educated on assessment and treatment of CoolSculpting and will be actively involved in advertising and promoting the procedure. The PA shall conduct rounds as needed for the practices' in-house patients and shall contact outpatient surgical patients within 24 hours of their procedure.

LPS fosters graduated independence within our practice appropriate to PA comfort, training and experience.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES :

Contributes to physician's effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range patient care issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physician directives.

Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories.

Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results.

Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.

Performs therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations; suturing; managing wounds and infections.

Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; discussing family planning; providing counseling on emotional problems of daily living; promoting wellness and health maintenance.

Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.

Assists physicians in the operating room, standing in as a first or second assist and provides pre-op and post-op care.

Shall round on in-house patients and contact all outpatient surgical patients within 24 hours of their procedure

Shall take call 1 day per week and 1 weekend per month. Seeing patients in the office on a Saturday or Sunday may be required while on call

Must remain flexible as hours will vary and occasionally may exceed regular office hours

Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Develops health care team staff by providing information, educational opportunities, and experiential growth opportunities.

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Must maintain safety education involving OSHA standards

LICENSURE REQUIRED :

Must have successfully completed a Graduate Level, accredited Physician Assistant Program approved by the AMA Board of Approval and Certification of PA programs.

Must have 4 years of college level education and a Bachelors Degree of equivalent BS/MS joint programs are also acceptable.

Board Certification by the National Commission on Certification of PAs is required.

License as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts

Maintain a current DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Certificate

Complete 100 hours of CME according to national and state requirements during each two-year period of employment.

Maintain current ACLS and BLS certification

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Patient centered

2-5 years of experience preferred

Quality driven with a proven ability to be a productive member of a cohesive team of peers, dedicated to providing optimum patient care

Able to exercise the highest degree of professional judgement under the direct supervision and guidance of a licensed physician

Able to maintain a professional attitude towards patients at all times, especially when dealing with difficult patients

Able to maintain a collegial working relationship with other personnel involved in patient care. Must demonstrate an understanding of procedures, policies and documentation required to ensure compliance with practice standards

Competitive salary with benefits

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES:   She/he demonstrates actions and an attitude that contributes to the critical success of the organizatio...

Keywords: Longwood Plastic Surgery, Brookline , Physician Assistant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Other , Brookline, Massachusetts

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