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 function of Physician Assistant is to provide comprehensive care to patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), under the supervision of the Attending Physicians and as directed by established protocols. In collaboration with the health care team, the Physician Assistant provides continuity of care to all patients during their hospitalization as well as in the outpatient clinic area. In addition, the Physician Assistant assists in the organizational, educational and QI initiatives of the program.
- 1. Clinical Practice: At the instruction of the Clinical Program Director or his/her designee, assists in the care of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in the ED, floor, CICU, CTICU, and Clinic.
- 2. Assists the advanced heart failure team with patient care, documentation, paperwork, and ordering of tests.
- 3. Identifies healthcare needs and assesses the status of HCM patients in the ED, inpatient units, and outpatient clinic area. Monitors patients across the healthcare continuum.
- 4. For inpatients and outpatients, obtains comprehensive health histories, performs complete physical examinations, enters admission orders for appropriate laboratory and diagnostic imaging tests, and completes orders for therapy under the supervision of Attending physicians.
- 5. For hospitalized HCM patients, makes regular entries in the patient's chart concerning the patient's progress, including any care provided or clinical assessments made.
- 6. Participates in the evaluation and treatment of HCM patients in the ambulatory setting, documenting health status, performing appropriate physical examinations, and entering orders for therapy under the direction of the Attending physicians.
- 7. Serves as a liaison and interacts with the rehabilitation, physiotherapy and psychiatry services to ensure early and appropriate rehabilitation of HCM patients.
- 8. Serves as a liaison to patients and their families. Educates patients and families about transition needs. Performs discharge exams and completes discharge paperwork and discharge dictation.
- 9. Communicates patient's treatment plans to referring physicians, social workers, care coordinators and health care agencies.
- 10. Education: Identifies information needs of team members, patients and families. Provides hypertrophic cardiomyopathy teaching and education to ED, floor, CICU, and CTICU nurses.
- 11. Acts as a clinical resource for residents and fellows, and as a role model/preceptor for other physician assistants, nurses and advanced practice nursing students. Maximizes opportunities in the clinical setting for informal education of staff, patients, and families.
- 12. Provides service orientation to new residents, fellows and nurses.
- 13. Lectures at conferences and seminars for health care professionals.
- 14. Assists the Advanced Heart Failure Medical Director with special projects as needed.
- 15. Research: Supports the research mission of the section through direct involvement and collaboration with investigators and protocol personnel.
- 16. Promotes research utilization through the dissemination of existing and new research findings in the clinical practice setting.
- 17. Promotes research through data extraction from pertinent literature.
- 18. Promotes and participates in HCM clinical studies, both inpatient and outpatient, and through cooperative groups.
- 19. Quality Improvement: Reviews all paperwork associated with the daily management of HCM patients and responds appropriately to patient needs.
- 20. Works closely with genetic counselor in the evaluation and management of HCM patients referred to the program.
BS or BA degree and graduation from an approved Physician's Assistant Program.
One (1) to two (2) years in a hospital setting with experience in the management of critical care patients a plus. At least ten years experience in cardiology.
Must have a current CT PA license
Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills.