Akron Children's Hospital Careers

Physician Assistant- Burn Center

Akron, Ohio
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ACUTE III


Job Description

With the supervision of a Physician, (as per O.R.C. 4730)the PA-C  provides medical care, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to patients with complex, acute, and chronic health conditions.   Participates as a First Assistant in Surgery per clinical division needs.  This medical care may be in a variety of clinical settings. Assesses health status by obtaining relevant health and medical history. Performs a physical exam based upon the age and patient history.  Must be able to work with autonomy within Ohio law under direction of supervising physician.  Identifies significant health and medical risk factors. Orders, interprets and evaluates laboratory test and other diagnostic studies to assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs. Develops a diagnosis by analyzing and synthesizing collected data.  Develops a treatment plan along with the patient and significant others as directed and reviewed by physician. Performs diagnostic or therapeutic interventions consistent with certification, law and Akron Children’s Hospital privileges. May prescribe and monitor medications as allowed by prescriptive authority through Ohio Board of Medicine and hospital policy. Develops patient education plan. Participates in medical team rounds; collaborates with nursing, medical and other healthcare team members regularly to ensure quality patient care. Performs admission history & physical, document progress notes, provides consults, participates in and facilitates the discharge planning of patients. May serve as clinical preceptor for PA students. Other duties as assigned. Approval by the Ohio State Medical Board of supervision agreement filed per physician and/or standard or supplemental physician assistant utilization plan (Ohio Revised Code Section 4730.09 ) between supervising physician and physician assistant before beginning work as a PA. Must be credentialed and privileged by the medical staff credentialing office before beginning clinical practice as a physician assistant.   
Hours:  M-F and occasional weekend coverage
 
Inpatient Responsibilities:
Provides advanced nursing care to patients with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions, including the delivery of acute care services.
Practice with a variety of specialty-based populations including neonatal, pediatric, and adult/geriatric
Practices in any setting in which patients require complex monitoring and therapies, high intensity nursing intervention, or continuous nursing vigilance within the range of high-acuity care (including ICU level care)
Participates in quality monitoring through the review of records and treatment plans for patient outcomes on a bi-annual basis to assure quality care and per ORC requirements
This review is completed via the Focused Professional Performance Evaluation (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Performance Evaluation (OPPE) for Advanced Practice Providers as part of Joint Commission requirements

Outpatient Responsibilities:
Practice emphasizes health promotion, disease prevention and the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic health problems.
Practice with a variety of specialty-based populations including neonatal, pediatric, and adult/geriatric
  • Participates in quality monitoring through the review of records and treatment plans for patient outcomes on a bi-annual basis to assure quality care and per ORC requirements

This review is completed via the Focused Professional Performance Evaluation (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Performance Evaluation (OPPE) for Advanced Practice Providers as part of Joint Commission requirement

Position Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies Preferred. Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program.  Licensed as a Physician Assistant in the State of Ohio, Current NCCPA (National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistant) certification.  Active First Assist required.  Must have Supervision Agreement filed, current certificate to practice and certificate to prescribe (or eligible) by Ohio Board of Medicine. ACLS or PALS may be required based upon practice setting. Must obtain credentialing as an active member of medical staff and appropriate medical staff privileges. Current Health Care Provider BLS training is required. Individuals hired without an MS Degree and those hired without a certificate to prescribe (or CTP eligible) must actively pursue and obtain a MS degree/certificate to prescribe. Excellent critical thinking, self motivation and interpersonal communication skills essential. Must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheet and database use, and other computer software programs for data analysis, and presentations.