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Physician assistant orthopedic surgery

Methodist Hospitals

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted May 21, 2019.

At Houston Methodist, the Physician Assistant (PA) position functions as a PA, maintaining and promoting the health of the patient requiring care, practicing medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician.

This position will provide diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and preventative care, under the supervision of a physician.

The PA position exams, diagnoses and decides treatment for patients, including analyzing and interpreting x-rays and lab results, writes prescriptions, takes patients histories, provides surgical assistance, and orders various forms of therapy.

This position may work in both inpatient and outpatient situations and can perform independently under the license of a physician or as part of a treatment team.

The PA position affects direct patient care according to the Board of Physician Assistant Examiners in the State of Texas and Houston Methodist policies and procedures.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES.

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE 25% 1.

Demonstrates leadership as a clinical resource, interprofessional consultant, and patient advocate.

Participates in rounding independently or with physicians/surgeons and attends interdisciplinary rounds, as appropriate, by specialty.

(EF) 2.

Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the work environment.

Acts as a role model and coaches staff in effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication.

May serve as first call for hospital staff.

Serves as preceptor for Physician Assistant students and medical residents, as appropriate (EF) 3.

Communicates organizational information and aspects of administrative and clinical practice in a respectful and positive manner when interacting with staff.

Advocates for a balanced workload, promotes positive behaviors, and peer-to-peer accountability.

Facilitates the promotion of teamwork.

(EF) 4.

Collaborates with interprofessional health care team members to manage/coordinate patient care.

Advocates on patient/family¿s behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns.

(EF) SERVICE 20% 1.

Coordinates appropriate, timely patient care between health care providers and other ancillary clinicians, as appropriate, under a physician license, for a defined patient population(s), focusing on identified expected unit/optimal outcomes, individualized to the patient.

(EF) 2.

Collaborates quality health care with interprofessional team members to manage/coordinate patient care.

(EF) 3.

Responds and is available timely to patient questions/issues that arise as triaged by clinical staff and provides assistance for emergencies, as needed.

(EF) QUALITY/SAFETY 30 % 1.

Performs independent or delegated functions under physician license, such as diagnosis, use of prescriptive authority, and treatment according to practice guidelines, protocols, and/or standing orders.

(EF) 2.

Reviews medications and test reports on patients, responds to critical test results, and advises on any corrective action based on the results.

(EF) 3.

Conducts comprehensive health assessments (initial, ongoing, discharge), identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops plan of care, initiates appropriate interventions, and evaluates care outcomes on defined patient populations.

Performs quality and safe diagnostic, surgical and/or therapeutic procedures necessary for defined patient populations.

(EF) 4.

Assists the interprofessional health care team in the development and implementation of protocols to ensure patient safety.

(EF) FINANCE 15% 1.

Performs accurate and timely documentation in medical records, including diagnosis and CPT coding.

(EF) 2.

Implements department strategies to achieve financial target and mentors others to do the same through timely documentation of care, decreasing length of stay, optimizing efficiency, and other areas according to department specifications.

Projects awareness and understanding of resource allocation based on patient needs and staff experience, knowledge, and skills.

(EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION 10 % 1.

Leads and identifies opportunities for practice changes and process improvement.

(EF) 2.

Fosters identification and implementation of innovative solutions to improve patient care or department operations such as the organization’s quality metrics or other department-specific measures by leading and/or participating in department and/or hospital projects/activities or a hospital committee.

(EF) This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.

Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS One (1) year of clinical experience CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C) credential, licensed and credentialed by the Texas Board of Physician Assistants Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration within 6 months of hire American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Association Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.

Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

Use of critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to work autonomously as defined by the Board of Physicians Assistants Accepts accountability for outcomes in healthcare At Houston Methodist, the Physician Assistant (PA) position functions as a PA, maintaining and promoting the health of the patient requiring car…