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.
The primary functions of the Physican Assistant will be to provide comprehensive care to the patients and consultation service to the patients direct care team under the supervision of the Attendings., and as directed by established protocols. In collaboration with the Health care team, the Physician Assistant will provide continuity of care to patients in the Children's ED to achieve optimal patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Responsibilities: 1. Clinical Practice: 1.1. Assumes primary patient care responsibility for patients in a specific program under the supervision of the Attendings. 1.2. Identifies health care needs and assesses health status of patient/family during inpatient hospitalization and subsequent outpatient care follow-up if appropriate. Monitors patients across the health care continuum and develops strategies to avoid hospitalization and/or decrease length of stay. 1.3. Prescreens patients, obtains comprehensive health complete histories, and performs complete physical exams during treatment hospitalization and in visits. 1.4. Identifies and collaborates with the specialty interdisciplinary team in the design of patient treatment plans. 1.5. Communicates patient status information, attends daily rounds, and documents progress in the Medical Record. 1.6. Enters admission orders, orders appropriate tests and therapy; interprets results and outcomes; discusses appropriate interventions with the physicians. 1.7. In collaboration with the Health care team, provides continuity of care to patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings to achieve optimal patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. 1.8. Educates patients about treatment plans and discharge care. 1.9. Performs advanced technological procedures related to specialty, as defined by standardized procedures. 1.10. May assist with procedures in the operating room. 1.11. Evaluates the patient with regard to discharge status. Performs discharge exams and completes paperwork, and discharge dictation. Communicates patient's treatment plans to referring physicians. 2. Education: 2.1. Identifies learning needs of team members, patients and families. Provides bedside teaching and supervision of procedures. 2.2. Acts as a clinical resource for residents and fellows, and as a role model/preceptor for students as required. Maximizes opportunities in the clinical setting for informal education of staff, patients, and families. 2.3. Lectures at conferences and seminars for health care professionals. 3. Research: 3.1. May support the research mission through collaboration with investigators and protocol personnel. 3.2. May promote research utilization through the dissemination of existing and new research findings in the clinical practice setting. 3.3. May promote specialty clinical trials, both in-house and through cooperative groups.
Master's Degree as a Physcian's Assistant (PA) required.
At least 2 years experience as a PA. Relevant medical/surgical and ED experience preferred.
Licensed Physician's Assistant in the State of CT (or eligible)
Excellent basic knowledge with clinical skills and judgment. Possess analytical skills to evaluate care needs, ability to gather relevant clinical date, perform through physical examinations, and possess excellent interpersonal skills, communication and leadership activities and exhibit good judgment and tact dealing with patients, families, and allied health professionals. Computer skills preferred.
Practices within the legal boundaries of a licensed Physician's Assistant as established by the State of CT. Provides independent services only to patients for which she/he has educational preparation and current competency. Provides direct and indirect care for the patients within the assigned specialty.