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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!

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Job #9222845
Physician Assistant - Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Catheterization 5L
Full-Time - 8am-4:30pm - Days, Monday-Friday, Some Flex in Schedule May Be Needed; No Weekends or Holidays - 40 Hours/Week
Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Surgery Department Chairperson and Program Directors, the Physician Assistant works in a collaborative role to provide a comprehensive plan of care and management of surgical patients. Serves as part of the physician surgical extender team. Patients ranging in age from infancy through late adulthood.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Meets all standards of the Patient Satisfaction Initiative Criteria in order to make Abington – Jefferson Health (AJH) the hospital of choice for Patients and Employees.
  • Performs physical exams and preventative health measures within prescribed guidelines and under physician direction. Assesses patient’s needs, recommends and provides appropriate treatment plans, prescribes and recommends medications within established guidelines for physician assistants and jointly determined by the physician assistant and supervising physician. Efficiently triages patient with appropriate consult to supervising physician when necessary. Participates in patient management, including admission, daily rounds, and discharges.
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests, including laboratory tests and radiographic studies to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health needs. Communicates information to supervising physician; all laboratory and diagnostic study results must be co-signed by a physician with 24 hours.
  • Discusses care with physician and other health care professionals to prepare comprehensive patient plan of care. Appropriately records history and physician exam findings and formulates a diagnosis based on patient’s condition. Maintains a complete and accurate medical record; all progress notes and chart documentation must be co-signed by a supervising physician on a timely basis.
  • Performs all procedures for which the nurse practitioner has attained the necessary training and proficiency and documented in the advanced practice professional clinical privilege credentialing form.
  • Serves as liaison between surgeon, referring physician and resident staff during patient’s visit and hospital stay; consults with patient, family and multidisciplinary staff.
  • Provides and develops necessary plan for patient education, including didactic sessions, educational material and programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Experience: 3+ years’ experience in general med-surg as a Physician Assistant with surgical, trauma, critical care experienced preferred.
  • Education & Training: Masters’ degree from a Physician Assistant Program/board eligible.
  • License, Certification & Registration: Current licensure as a PA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Current BCLS/ACLS certification. Board certification preferred.
  • Other Requirements: Good communication skills, interpersonal skills, computer skills.
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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.

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