Physicians Assistant-Emergency Medicine

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Bridgeport, CT
May 16, 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

Summary:
Evaluates, treats, and makes disposition of patients who present to the Emergency Department, utilizing state of the art standards; with additional teaching and administrative duties.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Evaluates, treats, and makes disposition of patients who present to the Emergency Dept.
  • 1.1. Takes appropriate history and performs physical examination relative to patient complaints and accesses patient record if available and appropriate as determined by periodic chart review.
  • 1.2. Obtains only appropriate ancillary radiographic or laboratory studies according to department standards as determined by periodic chart review.
  • 1.3. Advises patient of evaluation and arranges for appropriate treatment of problem according to department standards as determined by periodic chart review and patient outcome.
  • 1.4. Advises patient specifically when follow-up is indicated as as determined by chart review.
  • 1.5. Performs all activities in patient assessment in a caring and professional manner as determined by colleagues and patient feedback and supervisory observation.
  • 2. Prepares appropriate patient records as mandated by JCAHO.
  • 2.1. Prepares a patient medical record prior to patient discharge which contains appropriate history and physical findings relative to complaint as determined by chart review.
  • 2.2. Prepares a medical record which contains results of tests, when available, as determined by chart review.
  • 2.3. Prepares a medical record which summarizes assessment, diagnosis, and outlines treatment program and disposition as determined by chart review.
  • 2.4. Prepares a medical record which has clearly states legible instructions for the patient as determined by chart review.
  • 3. Participates in department Quality Assurance program.
  • 3.1. Assists in determining what aspects of emergency care need to be reviewed as determined by observation.
  • 3.2. Assists in collection and analysis of data collected as required and observed by ER physician.
  • 3.3. Incorporates findings of Q. A. activity in self improvement when indicated as determined by observation and re-evaluation.
  • 4. Participates in Hospital medical education program.
  • 4.1. Effectively teaches by discussion and example, physicians, medical students, P.A.'sand EMT's assigned to Emergency Department for educational purposes.
  • 4.2. Presents cases of special teaching values appropriate as observed by supervisor.
  • 4.3. Assists chairman in the evaluation of trainees as requested and observed by supervisor.
  • 5. Contributes to the efficient management of the Emergency Dept.
  • 5.1. Participates actively by discussion and implementation of programs to improve overall departmental function as observed by supervisor.
  • 5.2. Maintains good working relationships with colleagues, allied health professionals and attendings as indicated by staff feedback and supervisory observation.
  • 6. Participates in active continuous medical education.
  • 6.1. Acquires at least 50 hours of CME's each year as indicated by review of file.
  • 6.2. Participates in departmental educational activity, journal club, brings new medical detail to others attention, etc. as observed by supervisor.
  • 7. Actively participates in pre-hospital Emergency Medical system.
  • 7.1. Gives medical direction appropriately, following established protocols as observed by supervisor.
  • 7.2. Furnishes appropriate and timely feedback to EMS personnel as observed by supervisor.
  • 7.3. Remedies appropriately and timely deviations from standards as observed by supervisor.
  • 7.4. Participates in teaching EMS personnel as requested and observed by supervisor.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:
    Completion of a four-year accredited physician assistant baccalaureate program and a year of, clinical training, State accreditation based on medical education every two years and passing a recertification examination every six years.certifying exam. Continued employment requires 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and passing a recertification examination every six years.

    EXPERIENCE:
    Previous Emergency Room experience preferred.

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    Job Info

    Job: 6726

    Department: ED Phy Assist
    Category: Advanced Practice
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: ROTATING ALL THREE SHIFTS
    Hours: 40.00

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