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We are seeking a compassionate, dedicated Physician Assistant to execute the following job duties for the CSMC Trauma/ACS Service.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Trauma Medical Director, Department of Surgery, and within the physician assistant's competence, the Physician Assistant (PA) provides preliminary assessment/evaluation in the emergency department for general emergency surgery and acute care surgery (non-trauma) patients.
You will be clinically responsible and accountable for the application of the PA standard of care and scope process. This will include patient care, consultative services, education (patient, family, and self), and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and / or Assistant Trauma Medical Director.
You will report to the Executive Director with a courtesy reporting line to the Assistant Trauma Medical Director and performs under the direction of the supervising physician.
The primary role will be to respond to consultation requests in the emergency department and triage appropriately.
You will develop and implement patient management plans and assist in provision of continuity of care.
You will collaborate with surgeons, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other medical personnel, and clinically manage patients as determined by the supervising physician.
In addition to providing direct patient care under the supervision of the directing physician (s), the PA provides guidance, direction, and assistance to the health care team in maintaining optimum quality health care for patients.
You will follow guidelines of the California Physician Assistant Committee and acts as an agent of the supervising physician when performing any authorized activity.
You will be required to have Trauma related education. Preferably 16 education credits per year. If there is any bedside patient care of any type being provided on trauma team activations, the PA must have successfully completed the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course, and remain current in ATLS.
The work hours for this position is 4:00pm-2:30am Monday - Thursday
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