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Physician Assistant - Surgical Inpatient

Company: White Plains Hospital Center
Location: White Plains
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

# A full time position that will be responsible for assisting surgeon(s) in the operating room. This position will help with OR efficiency, supporting surgeon needs intra-operatively, and actively participating in patient hand off. This position may help with other aspects of care including, but not limited to, rounding, writing orders, discharging patients, and coordinating overall care to a surgical patient. # Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:# ######### Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors ######### First and/or second assist the surgeon in the operating room ######### Proficient Robotic, Laparoscopic, and open cases and multiple surgical specialties ######### Perform all duties that are reasonable and customary as a first assist and within the Scope of Practice of a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner under New York State ######### Write post-operative orders ######### Facilitate patient Hand Off ######### Consult appropriate specialties as seen fit ######### Document patient information and care in the medical record, in a confidential manner ######### Write, Order and/or E-prescribe medications as appropriate under the Scope of Practice under New York State Round on surgical inpatients and facilitate the appropriate care. Consult on surgical patients both on the floor and ER. Counsels patient/family on health care matters Conducts physical exams, assesses health status, orders and interprets tests, prescribes medications, and treat illnesses. Consult with physicians as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA#s Scope of Practice Triage patient calls and evaluates patient#s problems and concerns. Responds to emergencies including use of CPR Familiar with anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine and physical diagnosis ######### Performs all other related duties as assigned Education # Experience Requirements:# Nurse Practitioner: ######### Master#s Degree in Nursing from an accredited school. ######### RNFA certification required ######### Current NYS license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse. ######### Current NYS certification as a Nurse Practitioner (either Adult/Geriatric). ######### Maintains a current collaborative practice agreement. ######### Current National Certification ######### Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) ######### Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) highly recommended ######### Proficiency in all procedures, techniques and skills approved in the delineation of privileges # Physician Assistant: ######### Current New York State Licensed Physician Assistant ######### Current National Certification ######### Current White Plains Hospital Physician Assistant DOP ######### Master#s degree from an accredited school ######### Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) ######### Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) highly recommended Proficiency in all procedures, techniques and skills approved in the delineation of privileges Core Competencies:# ######### Act in a professional capacity and serve as a professional role model ######### Demonstrate and encourage teamwork ######### Adaptability and flexibility ######### Excellent written and verbal communication skills. ######### Ability to communicate in a professional manner in all interactions ######### Stress tolerance Demonstrates skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data Demonstrates skill in accurately evaluating patient problems in person or via phone and providing appropriate advice, intervention, or referral Demonstrates ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of PA/NP practice. Demonstrates ability to collaborate effectively with physicians Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with all other disciplines in the medical arena Demonstrates ability to educate patients, families and staff in a user-friendly manner Demonstrates ability to demonstrate hand-eye coordination, full range of motion, and manual dexterity Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements # Work Environment:# Essential Physical Requirements # ######### Involves standing, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, twisting and lifting. ######### May require transferring patients. ######### May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital#s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital#s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc. # Essential Mental Abilities # ######### High level of responsibility and heavy workload can generate stress # Essential Sensory Requirements # ######### Must have ability to communicate verbally with patients, relatives, attending physicians and with nurses and other hospital personnel ######### Must be able to give clear and decisive instructions ######### Must be able to maintain legible and thorough documentation of patient care ######### Must have acute visual, auditory, tactile and olfactory senses ######### May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital#s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital#s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc. # #

A full time position that will be responsible for assisting surgeon(s) in the operating room. This position will help with OR efficiency, supporting surgeon needs intra-operatively, and actively participating in patient hand off. This position may help with other aspects of care including, but not limited to, rounding, writing orders, discharging patients, and coordinating overall care to a surgical patient.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

  • Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors
  • First and/or second assist the surgeon in the operating room
  • Proficient Robotic, Laparoscopic, and open cases and multiple surgical specialties
  • Perform all duties that are reasonable and customary as a first assist and within the Scope of Practice of a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner under New York State
  • Write post-operative orders
  • Facilitate patient Hand Off
  • Consult appropriate specialties as seen fit
  • Document patient information and care in the medical record, in a confidential manner
  • Write, Order and/or E-prescribe medications as appropriate under the Scope of Practice under New York State
  • Round on surgical inpatients and facilitate the appropriate care.
  • Consult on surgical patients both on the floor and ER.
  • Counsels patient/family on health care matters
  • Conducts physical exams, assesses health status, orders and interprets tests, prescribes medications, and treat illnesses.
  • Consult with physicians as needed and refers to physicians for more complicated medical cases or cases that are not a routine part of a PA's Scope of Practice
  • Triage patient calls and evaluates patient's problems and concerns. Responds to emergencies including use of CPR
  • Familiar with anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine and physical diagnosis
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Education & Experience Requirements:

Nurse Practitioner:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited school.
  • RNFA certification required
  • Current NYS license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Current NYS certification as a Nurse Practitioner (either Adult/Geriatric).
  • Maintains a current collaborative practice agreement.
  • Current National Certification
  • Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) highly recommended
  • Proficiency in all procedures, techniques and skills approved in the delineation of privileges

Physician Assistant:

  • Current New York State Licensed Physician Assistant
  • Current National Certification
  • Current White Plains Hospital Physician Assistant DOP
  • Master's degree from an accredited school
  • Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) highly recommended

Proficiency in all procedures, techniques and skills approved in the delineation of privileges

Core Competencies:

  • Act in a professional capacity and serve as a professional role model
  • Demonstrate and encourage teamwork
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner in all interactions
  • Stress tolerance
  • Demonstrates skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data Demonstrates skill in accurately evaluating patient problems in person or via phone and providing appropriate advice, intervention, or referral

  • Demonstrates ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of PA/NP practice.

  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate effectively with physicians

  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with all other disciplines in the medical arena

  • Demonstrates ability to educate patients, families and staff in a user-friendly manner

  • Demonstrates ability to demonstrate hand-eye coordination, full range of motion, and manual dexterity

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment:

Essential Physical Requirements

  • Involves standing, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, twisting and lifting.
  • May require transferring patients.
  • May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital's Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

Essential Mental Abilities

  • High level of responsibility and heavy workload can generate stress

Essential Sensory Requirements

  • Must have ability to communicate verbally with patients, relatives, attending physicians and with nurses and other hospital personnel
  • Must be able to give clear and decisive instructions
  • Must be able to maintain legible and thorough documentation of patient care
  • Must have acute visual, auditory, tactile and olfactory senses
  • May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital's Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

Keywords: White Plains Hospital Center, White Plains , Physician Assistant - Surgical Inpatient, Other , White Plains, New York

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