PA/APRN - Arthroplasty - Ambulatory

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New Haven, CT
May 7, 2019

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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.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

For
this specific position:
The primary function of the Physician
Assistant is to provide comprehensive medical care for the Musculoskeletal
patient under the direct supervision of the attending physician, primarily in
the ambulatory/office setting.

Summary:

The primary function of the Physician Assistant is to provide comprehensive
medical care for the Musculoskeletal patient under the direct supervision of
the attending physician. Clinical responsibilities will include: evaluating
patients, entering patient care orders, performing procedures, providing
education, collaboration within the multidisciplinary team, preparing patients
for discharge and the communication and documentation of all patient care
activities.

The goal of the PA is to provide high quality, consistent patient care in a
cost efficient, safe manner while adhering to best practice and achieving
optimal outcomes and excellent patient satisfaction.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Admit
    patients. Perform and document complete H&P. Enter appropriate information
    and orders into EMR
  • 2. Order and
    obtain necessary diagnostic tests including imaging studies and laboratory
    tests. Follow through on interpretation of results and communicate with
    team.
  • 3. Request
    consultations from other services, obtain appropriate work up and follow
    through on recommendations
  • 4.
    Participate in daily rounds and assist with implementing management plan
    in collaboration with multidisciplinary team and attending
  • 5. Enter,
    review, and update orders in EMR to include: PT, OT, Speech, IV therapy,
    medications, restraints, patient care, discharge orders
  • 6. Address
    patient concerns brought forth by nursing staff
  • 7. Document
    patient encounters into EMR including, but not limited to: progress,
    event, procedure or transfer notes
  • 8. Perform
    procedures.
  • 9. Provide
    on call coverage as relevant to scheduled hours
  • 10. assist
    with evaluation and management of clinic patients with attending
    supervision
  • 11. participate
    i formal hand off/transition of care process including EMR sign out
  • 12. work to
    achieve efficient, cost effective, patient centered high quality care,
    follow evidence based standards/practice
  • 13. assist
    in operating room and perform bedside procedures to include documentation
    as per privileges
  • 14. prepare
    discharge documentation including instructions, prescriptions (within
    realm of CT statute and organizational bylaws, summaries, referrals (w-10)
  • 15. Participate
    in QI and PI activities
  • 16.
    Participate in special projects at request of Manager, Dept. Head, Chair
  • 17.
    Participate in CME and maintain NCCPA requirements, attend dept.
    conferences as relevant
  • 18. assist
    with onboarding of new staff
  • 19.
    participate in education of fellows residents, medical/ PA/APRN students
  • 20. adhere
    to schedule guidelines and departmental policy and procedures
  • 21. Promote
    positive work environment, adhere to spirit of "YNHH Service
    Excellence" pledge.
  • 22. Provide
    specialty specific education to patients and families to include periop
    expectations, treatment plans, discharge care.
  • 23.
    participate in research projects as relevant
  • 24. Serve as
    patient advocate
  • 25.
    collaborate with multidisciplinary team in the development of a
    comprehensive care plan
  • 26. Communicate
    treatment plans to collaborating/referral MDs, care coordinators, social
    workers, health care agencies as appropriate while adhering to HIPAA
    policy.
  • 27.
    compliance with standard billing practices to include appropriate
    documentation, and corporate compliance

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art degree and graduation from an approved
    Physician Assistant program

    required. Certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on the
    Certification of Physician

    Assistants (NCCPA).

    EXPERIENCE:

    One to three years of patient care experience in inpatient setting preferred

    LICENSURE:

    Current state license as Physician Assistant and certification maintenance by
    NCCPA

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Excellent clinical, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work with
    a diverse group of providers across the health care continuum. Computer skills
    preferred.

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Dual reporting structure with accountability to supervising physician and
    Lead/Clinical/PA Manager. Medical supervision and direction by supervising
    physician of record and attending staff in order to ensure safe, hight quality
    patient care practices, accurate and complete documentation of patient care
    activities. Administrative oversight is provided by Lead/PA Manager. Annual
    performance reviews are conducted with input from attending staff, resident, PA
    and multidisciplinary team

    COMPLEXITY:

    Follows standard medical practices in the evaluation, treatment, and management
    of patients. Communicates with physician team as appropriate and provides
    appropriate documentation in a timely manner.

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    Job Info

    Job: 6105

    Department: Musculoskeletal Providers
    Category: Advanced Practice
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.00

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