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Location: Suffern, New York
Internal Number: 6706
The Physician Assistant is a licensed professional provider who functions in collaboration with an attending physician in a variety of practice settings at Good Samaritan Hospital. Provides exceptional direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care to the highest standards of the organization as part of a multidisciplinary team. Cultivates a patient-centric environment which focuses on the whole individual and is inclusive of physical, psychosocial, spiritual and functional needs of the patient, family, and significant others. Serves as the focal professional for the continuity of patient care within scope of practice standards, as well as specialty specific standards, to address and resolve problems that may arise.
* The Physician Assistant (PA) provides assessment, triage, and therapeutic management of patient/family needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. The PA communicates with the covering surgeon and other consulting providers as indicated. This individual works in collaboration with the attending supervising/collaborating physician(s) in accordance with state law and hospital regulations, hospital policy, protocols and clinical pathways, and may provide autonomous team based care.
* Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, reviews/orders diagnostic/therapeutic tests and radiologic results, formulates and manages patient treatment plans. The PA may perform procedures, prescribes treatment and medications in accordance with institutional and state guidelines, as well as, when necessary for scope within specialty or professional competency standards
* Provides care to surgical patients who have undergone procedures by other services or are admitted under the hopitalist service.
* The PA may also function as first or second assistant on operative cases (as long as within position scope and job educational prerequisites are in place), using fine motor skills and manual dexterity.
* The PA is an extension of the trauma/acute care surgeons and will be involved in every aspect of care including rounding in every unit and responding to trauma activations in the Emergency Department.
* Other clinical job duties may be applied in accordance with departmental and operational goals, training related to profession and practice necessitated guidelines and responsibilities, inclusive but not limited to responding to emergency situations within the WMCHealth parameters.
* Primary clinical reporting structure is to Trauma Medical Director.
* The PA ensures appropriate documentation within the accordance of hospital and regulatory requirements and protects information of all forms, whether computer-based, paper, film, voice, or other media from unauthorized access modification, destruction, or intentional or accidental disclosure.
* The PA is expected to demonstrate a high standard of moral and ethical behavior, professionalism, compassion, and commitment to patient care.
* The PA will educate patients/families on care and recommended or available resources. In collaboration with the supervising/collaborating MD, this may be inclusive of admitting instructions, treatment plan, actual and potential side effects of treatments/medications, and discharge plan.
* The PA, as part of a multidisciplinary team, provides psychosocial support to patients, their family members, and significant others in a caring, ethical, and professional manner.
* The PA continuously engages in projects that maintain and advance professional competency.
* Consistently demonstrates high reliability organizational behaviors through reporting safety events as well as near misses.
* Maintains all employee requirements determined by hospital policy.
* The PA may serve as a clinical preceptor for PA students and other health care professionals and may serve as a mentor to pre-PA candidates.
* The PA may collaborate on research, quality assurance projects, and assist with the formation of protocols that will be applied to clinical practice or further their educational and clinical expertise.
* Ensures compliance with patient related healthcare regulatory requirements, standards and recommendations.
Experience: Previous experience as a Licensed Physician Assistant preferred
Education: Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant Program
Licenses / Certifications: Active PA Certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) required. New York State Physician Assistant License required. ACLS/BLS Certified required.ATLS Certified (preferred prior to start; can obtain during probationary period if needed). DEA License required
Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, is a 286-bed hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute-care services to residents of Rockland and southern Orange counties in New York; and northern Bergen County, NJ. The hospital is home to a recognized cardiovascular program, comprehensive cancer-treatment services, the area's leading Wound and Hyperbaric Institute and outstanding maternal/child services that includes a Children's Diagnostic Center. Good Samaritan Hospital also provides social, psychiatric and substance-abuse services and its certified home-care agency supports residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond.
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