Physician Assistant Operating Room - Evenings
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Penn Medicine Princeton Health is looking for a Physician Assistant to join their busy Surgery Department for the 1-930 pm shift.
This position is primarily operating room based. The Physician Assistant performs as a first assistant to surgeons during operative procedures in the inpatient and outpatient care settings at Princeton Health. Multispecialty surgeries include: Orthopedics, Plastic surgery, Robotic surgery, Gynecologic surgery, ENT and C-sections.
The Physician Assistant demonstrates competency in the performance of operative and procedural skills. Applies principles of asepsis and infection control. Provides appropriate positioning, prepping and draping of the patient. Applies knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, and operative technique relative to the surgical procedure. Provides hemostasis, retraction and anatomical exposure. Performs wound closure and applies surgical dressings, casts and immobilizing devices.
The PA works independently and collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals to support a comprehensive plan of care.
Communicates effectively with physicians, team members, nursing and ancillary staff. Participates in daily rounds in the inpatient care setting. Provides appropriate pre-operative and post-operative care. Documents appropriate information into the medical record, orders diagnostic tests and prescribes medications to support a comprehensive plan of care. Develops and maintains specialty skill sets as required (i.e. Robotics). Maintains certifications as required. Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by participation in continuing medical education activities.
Minimum Requirements: Current NCCPA National Board Certification
Current and valid New Jersey Physician Assistant license
Current New Jersey CDS/DEA registration
Current BLS/AC LS Certificate
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.
Clinical experience as a Surgical Physician Assistant, multispecialty experience preferred.We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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