UMass Memorial Health Care
January 8, 2019
Worcester, Massachusetts
Job Type




Requisition #: 191016

Title: Physician Assistant

Department: Neurosurgery

Posting Date: January 2, 2019

Status: Non-Exempt

Shift: Mixed

Hours: As Needed

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus

UMass Memorial Medical Center is the region's trusted academic medical center, and part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. We are committed to improving the health of people in Central Massachusetts through excellence in care, comprehensive health services, teaching and research.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of a physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for providing varied medical services, including: obtaining complete medical history and performing a physical examination; ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and imaging studies; formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan; prescribing and/or dispensing medication; assisting in surgery or other invasive procedures; counseling patients and families.

Position Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program are required. The employee must have current Massachusetts license, issued by the Physician Assistant Board, and current NCCPA certification. If prescribing medications is included in clinical duties and privileges, Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration and federal DEA Controlled Substance Registration are required.

Major Responsibilities:

Performs and documents a complete history and physical examination, including review of the available medical record, to formulate diagnoses and treatment plan.

Orders and reviews appropriate laboratory tests and imaging studies.

Participates in daily inpatient rounds, interviews and examines patients, reviews laboratory data and other clinical studies, and records daily progress notes.

Requests consultations and communicates with consultants.

Performs routine bedside or clinical procedures, as described in the Delineation of Privileges.

Assists in the operating room, or in other invasive procedures, as required; records brief operative or post-procedure notes; writes postoperative orders.

Prescribes and/or administers oral or parenteral medication to inpatients or outpatients in accordance with state law, UMMHC policy, and as provided in the Delineation of Privileges and Guidelines for Prescribing, which are in place for each individual Physician Assistant and Supervising Physician.

Orders routine nursing care, diet orders, and orders for allied health services, including speech, respiratory, and physical therapy.

Provides counseling and teaching, related to the management and prevention of disease, for patients and family members. Serves as liaison with discharge planners or with other agencies providing post-hospital care; accurately completes patient discharge instructions and/or discharge summaries.

Actively maintains all required credentials, including state licensure, state controlled substance registration, federal DEA registration, NCCPA certification, BLS and ACLS certification, as appropriate in each practice setting. This includes logging CME and completing re certification examinations as required for maintenance of the NCCPA certificate.

Serves as a resource for the teaching, training and orientation of students and colleagues. Participates in clinical research, and contributes to clinical conferences, rounds, and quality-control meetings, as appropriate in each practice setting.

Promptly completes all outstanding medical records as required by the needs of each clinical service.

Evaluates patients in outpatient clinics or in the Emergency Department, accurately documenting each encounter, and communicating with the Supervising Physician according to UMMHC policy.

Provides emergency care, as required, according to BLS and ACLS protocols.

Demonstrates a commitment to on-going quality improvement; complies with institutional and departmental policies and procedures; complies with health and safety regulations; performs other similar and related duties as required and directed.

Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.

Attends variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed.

Demonstrates use of quality improvement in daily operations.

Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.

Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.


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