Physician Assistant

Location
Chicago, IL
Posted
Jun 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Hyde Park Campus

Department
20123 Ob & Gynecology

About the Unit
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has 98 clinical providers: 42 faculty members, ten clinical fellows, 28 residents, ten physician assistants, six midwives, and two advanced practice nurses providing care at the main hospital in Hyde Park and seven off site locations. We have more than 45,000 outpatient visits, 20,000 ultrasound encounters, 2,500 deliveries, and perform over 2,500 gynecologic surgeries per year. Our physicians see patients at several offsite locations that are managed by the Department and operate at a number of hospitals, including Munster Community hospital in Northwest Indiana and Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is organized into seven clinical sections: Uro-gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, REI, Family Planning, Maternal Fetal Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Each is led by a section chief who is responsible for carrying out the strategy set for the section. The Department is ranked on the US News and World Report ‘best' list. Teaching and research are high priorities for the Department. The residency and fellowship programs are highly ranked and have a history of training leaders in healthcare. The Department also has a significant research enterprise, engaging in population health studies, as well as research conducted in wet laboratories on tumor biology and the mechanisms of hypertensive diseases in pregnancy. Additionally, the Section of Family Planning has established a unique research center, CI3, which focuses on reproductive policy and innovations in sexual and reproductive health.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Perform duties as a Physician Assistant who is a qualified skilled health care professional who provides comprehensive primary health care under the scope of supervising and/or alternating supervising physicians. Services provided in the Section of Gynecologic Oncology, including specialized care for women with gynecologic cancers, pelvic masses, and other related conditions. This position will involve a high volume of patient contact and coordination of care.

Responsibilities:
  • Provides 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 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 coordinates 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
  • Responsible for independently documenting and billing appropriately in patient's chart


Competencies:
  • Organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Attention to detail


Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs required
  • Current Physician Assistant license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required
  • Two years of experience in a related clinical area preferred
  • One year of experience in oncology or related field preferred


Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology required
  • Knowledge of pharmacy, phlebotomy, injections, and EKG required
  • Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication required
  • Ability to read documents or instruments required
  • Ability to perform detailed work required
  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive required


Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Info upon request

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility
Yes

Pay Frequency
Monthly

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours
37.5

Union
Non-Union

Job is Exempt?
Yes

Drug Test Required?
Yes

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No

Health Screen Required?
Yes

Posting Date
2018-04-13-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2018-10-13-07:00

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Full time
JR01087

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