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346350 Physician Asst - APP II

Penn Medicine
West Chester, PA 19380
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General Summary StatementIn collaboration with the supervising physician, the Surgical Physician Assistant will provide surgical and medical care to surgical patients. The Physician Assistant will provide direct health care management to patients and will assist the surgeon during surgical procedures, performing those skills of a first assistant. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesPerform and record complete history and physical exam competency1.\tIdentifies self properly to patient and family, clarifies role of physician assistant if necessary.2.\tStates purpose of history and physical for accurate hospital records.3.\tObtains accurate medical history including chief complaint, history or present illness, past medical/history, family history, social history and complete review of systems.4.\tEvaluates the patients history and physical per core measure compliance.5.\tPhysical assessment focusing on vital signs, HEENT, cardiac, pulmonary, GI, GU, neurological and extremities.6.\tAddress patients concerns including providing comfort and support for pre-operative patients by demonstrating sensitivity to patient care and privacy.7.\tAnswers patients questions regarding pre-operative care, understanding of surgical procedures and regarding post-operative care.8.\tUses knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patient.9.\tTimely dictation of the history and physical examination performed in the pre-admission testing area to insure its availability the day of surgery.First assistant in surgery with evening and weekend on-call responsibilities1.\tMaintains aseptic techniques and actively monitors situations which could lead to breaks in aseptic technique.2.\tArrive at least 10-minutes prior to the scheduled start of first case assigned. 3.\tEnsures safety checklist, core measure compliance and time-out and universal protocol procedures are followed4.\tPosition patients according to type of surgery and skin prep as needed. 5.\tUsing aseptic technique when performing bladder catheterizations for all patients.6.\tScrubs and assists surgeons on all cases when requested.7.\tMay close incisions at the discretion of or in absence of surgeon and applies appropriate dressings.8.\tTransports and monitors patient from operating room to recovery room or critical care unit9.\tPostoperatively, removal of staples sutures and drains when requested by attending surgeon.10.\tProvide on-Call Coverage as assigned. Must be able to arrive at hospital within 30 minutes of being called in.11.\tMaintain all licensing, credentialing, CPR, child abuse clearance and assigned knowledge link learning by required completion dates.12.\tAll APPs are expected to give a minimum of a 90-day resignation notice.

Education Training and Experience\nGraduate AMA and ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant or Surgeons Program.\nMinimum of One-year surgical experience preferred. \n\nLicensure/Certification \nNCCPA (National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants); and, Pennsylvania State Board of Medical Education and Licensure. \nCPR certification required.


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Posted: 2021-12-04 Expires: 2022-02-01

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346350 Physician Asst - APP II

Penn Medicine
West Chester, PA 19380

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Median Salary: $108,610

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