MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.
Provides medical care to patients as delegated by the supervising physician (s) in the Georgetown Transplant Institute. Performs complete medical history and physical examinations. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures and interpret results. Assists physician in office surgical procedures and operating room. Triages clinical issues and acts as a resource to other team members. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
Education, Experience, and License Requirements
- Bachelor's degree required. Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program.
- Licensed by State Board of Medicine, NCCPA Certification, BLS and ACLS certification.
- 3-5 years Outpatient and Surgery experience preferred.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients.
- Performs physical examinations pertinent to the patient's medical history and complaint.
- Orders and evaluates appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies.
- Interprets results and determines preliminary diagnosis and treatment plan. Communicates accordingly with physicians and provides documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
- Administers medications and injections as directed. Documents administration of medication and other treatments.
- Prescribes medication as needed. Prescription orders shall be written on a prescription pad that bears the printed names of the physician assistant and the supervising physician.
- Assists physician in minor office procedures and surgical assist in the operating room.
- Instructs patients and family regarding medications and treatment plan. Provides patient education and serves as resource to other team members.
- Triages patient telephone inquiries and provides consultation as needed.
- Collaborates with physicians in evaluating and managing the acute and long-term medical needs of patients.
- Exemplifies Commitment to Care (C2C) standards in all activities.
- Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work and are not to be considered all-inclusive.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.","industry":"Healthcare
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