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Job #9248046
Advanced Practice Provider - Physician Assistant
Bariatric Surgery
Full-Time
Institute for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
225 Newtown Road, Warminster, PA 18974
Responsibilities:
The Physician Assistant (PA) within the acute care hospital setting works in collaboration with and is an integral member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The PA provides comprehensive care on the inpatient bariatric surgery department service.

Assessment & Management:
  • Performs complete histories and physicals, and documents in the medical record.
  • Orders and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures, where indicated.
  • The PA may serve as the first responder for both nursing and house staff in the event of patient status changes, orders and in situations requiring procedural and resuscitative interventions.
  • Assesses for risks associated with the care of the acute and complex chronically ill patient, including medication side effects, immobility, impaired nutrition, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, immunocompetence, invasive interventions and diagnostic procedures.

Diagnosis:
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary healthcare team in making diagnoses of acute and complex chronic conditions.
  • Manages diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance and supervision.
  • Formulates differential diagnoses by priority.
  • Diagnoses complications and orders appropriate interventions.

Formulates Plan of Care:
  • Identifies expected outcomes from diagnosis, and formulates and documents a plan of care to address complex acute and chronic healthcare needs.
  • Utilizes evidence-based practice guidelines and protocols in an individualized, dynamic plan of care that can be applied across the continuum.
  • Implements and modifies plan of care.
  • Prescribes diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions.
  • May perform advanced procedures consistent with privileges and competency validation.

Assisting at Surgery:
  • Assists physician(s) with operating procedures; assists in pre-operative and postoperative process.
  • Conducts hospital rounds, performs hospital and emergency consults, evaluates and assesses patients' needs, and communicates with the attending physician and fellow.

Communication and Collaboration:
  • Maintains ongoing communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Facilitates and communicates with patient, family and staff to promote continuity of care across the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.
  • Provides patient (and family) education. Answers patient/family call to maintain communication and risk management. Provides call coverage as assigned medical directory of IMBS.

Documentation:
  • Documents/dictates key components of patient's progress via daily progress note, transfer, discharge summary, and/or clinic note where applicable (h&p, daily progress notes, plan of care, problem lists, procedure notes, acute event note, discharge summaries, in medical record per specific patient unit or service, death summary).
  • Documentation is timely, meets acute care compliance standards and captures patient acuity.

Professional Practice:
  • Demonstrates professional practice behaviors, including preceptor/mentoring, education and instruction of graduate students.
  • Seeks opportunities for active engagement in research and the analysis of evidence-based practice.
  • Actively participates in Advanced Practice Grand Rounds and specialty-specific meetings.
  • Maintains CEUs and membership in a professional organization.
  • Attends bariatric surgery conferences, seminars, meetings and M&Ms related to training sessions to meet credentialing and CME requirements and to attain proficiency in the field of bariatric surgery. Assists in bariatric research QI projects and studies.

Qualifications:
  • Master's degree.
  • National board certification as Physician Assistant.
  • BLS certification.
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health is an equal opportunity employer, and our policy prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
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Benefits Overview

Beyond a great professional environment, Abington – Jefferson Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to full and part-time employees. A few highlights include medical, dental, sick time, vacation and holiday specialty certifications, discount parking, direct deposit, credit union, on-site childcare and more!

View more details.