Physician Assistant

Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Section of Hematology/Oncology has a proud and long tradition of excellence in research-based patient care and clinical discovery. Ranked among the finest cancer programs in the country, the Section is comprised of nationally and internationally known faculty with expertise in all major types of malignancies, blood disorders, and experimental therapies.

Unit Job Summary: The Physician Assistant will provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Examines patients to obtain information about their physical condition. Instructs and counsels patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance. Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests. Interprets diagnostic test results for deviations from normal. Makes tentative diagnoses and decisions about the management and treatment of patients. Obtains, compiles, and records patient medical data, including health history, progress notes, and results of physical examination. Performs therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management. Prescribes therapy or medication, typically with physician approval. Provides physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures. Supervises and coordinate activities of technicians and technical assistants. Visits and observes patients on hospital rounds, updating charts, ordering therapy, and reporting back to physician. May order medical and laboratory supplies and equipment. 90% - Direct patient contact/care provider including procedures. 10% - Interdisciplinary meetings.

Unit Education: Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program required. Certification from nationally accredited body as Physician Assistant required. Must be eligible for DEA registration.

Unit Experience: Previous Physician Assistant experience preferred, but new graduates will be considered. Previous experience with oncology patients is a plus.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills required. Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments required. Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Ability to interview and obtain medical information required. Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire required. Once licensed and as needed, willingness to apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number required. Willingness to be privileged and credentialed through UCMC Medical Staff Office prior to start date required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently required. Strong organizational skills required. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skill required. Proficiency in the use of computers preferred.

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