ER Adv Practice Resident (PA)

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New Haven, CT
Feb 20, 2019


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.


PA residents will be held to the same clinical and academic standards as EM physician residents. The clinical
didactic curriculum will be based upon the AGCME Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Emergency
Medicine, and the 2011 EM Model of the Clinical Practice of EM.
PA residents will be expected to attend weekly didactic conference. Residents will also participate in a variety
of didactic offerings, including journal club, grand rounds, procedure labs, and simulation training.
PA residents will complete the program with certification in ACLS, PALS, and ATLS.
The PA resident will take medical histories, performs physical examinations, perform specified procedures ,
and develop patient treatment plans in collaboration with the attending physician. The PA resident will work
primarily in the Emergency Department, (York Street, Chapel Street, and Shoreline Medical Center Campuse)

  • 1. Clinical Rotations
    Rotations will be primarily at Yale New Haven Hospital (York Street and Chapel Street campuses). The
    rotation schedule will include:
    a. Emergency Medicine Orientation
    b. Emergency Medicine (York Street/Chapel Street/Shoreline)
    c. Pediatric Emergency Department
    d. MICU
    e. Trauma/EGS
    f. Orthopedics
    g. Ultrasound/Anesthesia
    h. ED Radiology
    i. Ophthalmology
    j. EMS
    Duty hour limitations for PA residents will follow the same ACGME guidelines utilized for physician residents
  • 2. PA residents will complete the program with certifications in ACLS, PALS, and ATLS.
  • 3. PA residents will be expected to attend weekly conference with the Emergency Medicine physician
    residents. Residents will also participate in a variety of didactic offerings, including journal club, grand
    rounds, procedure labs, and simulation training.
  • 4. Discusses each case with the supervising attending physicians who sign (s) the medical record. Consults
    with community medical staff physicians as appropriate and discusses each patient's evaluation and plan
  • 5. Provides a complete medical record on all patients provided care.
  • 6. Practices within the policies and procedures of the Emergency Department and the policies of departments
    for rotations. Performs procedures including (but not limited to) lumbar puncture, suturing and management
    of wounds, minor burn care, arterial blood gas sampling, incision and drainage of abscess, thoracentesis,
    advanced cardiac life support procedures, paracentesis, urinary bladder catheterization, gastric lavage,
    central venous catheter insertion, advanced airway management, and bedside ultrasound.
  • 7. Assignment is based on rotation schedule.
  • 8. Provides clinical instruction to Physician Associate students and residents, Emergency Medical Technician
    and Paramedic Students.
  • 9. PA residents in collaboration with physicians, take medical histories, perform physical examinations ,
    and perform specified procedures. The PA resident will work in the Emergency Department, at the York
    Street, Chapel Street and Shoreline Medical Center Campuses.

    Other information:


    EDUCATION (number of years and type required to perform the position duties):
    1) Bachelors Degree required.
    2) Graduation from an ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant program
    3) Additional criteria may be specified by the residency program.


    New graduates and experienced providers are encouraged to apply.


    PA Required (State of Connecticut licensed/eligible)
    Current and active certification by the National Committee for Certification of Physician Assistants.


    Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills are required. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills
    necessary to provide quality care appropriate to the Emergency Department.

    ACCOUNTABILITY (how this position is held accountable for such as goals achievement, budget adherence, or
    other areas of accountability):
    A physician supervisor is assigned. A Director of the PA/NP residency is also assigned.

    COMPLEXITY (describe planning, problem solving, decision making, creative activity, or other special factors
    inherent in the responsibilities of this position):
    Emergency Medicine requires procedural as well as assessment skills. The range and scope of emergency
    medicine is quite broad and requires expertise in many areas of medicine

    This intensive 18-month program will providethe opportunity to learn emergency medicine in a world-class teaching institution. Yale-New Haven Hospital is a 1,541 bed tertiary care medical center; our emergency services treat over 140,000 patients/year. Structured didactic education will be provided on a weekly basis in conjunction with Yales emergency medicine physician residents and faculty. Coursework will include weekly lectures, small group sessions, and simulation training. Residents will obtain ACLS, PALS and ATLS certification.

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    Job Info

    Job: 2867

    Department: ED Physician Associates
    Category: Advanced Practice
    Hours: 40.00

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