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
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
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
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
Develops health care team staff by providing information,
educational opportunities, and experiential growth
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as
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
Complete 100 hours of CME according to national and state
requirements during each two-year period of employment.
Maintain current ACLS and BLS certification
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
Able to exercise the highest degree of professional judgement
under the direct supervision and guidance of a licensed
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