1) The Physician Assistant provides healthcare and patient services that may include educational, research, clinical support, and administrative activities under the direction and supervision of the Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery.
2) Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
3) Coordinate patient and family education needs with staff, case managers, and Clinical Program Manager.
4) Assist in obtaining informed consent for participation in clinical research trials.
5) Assist in the in- and out- patient setting in assessing patient health status and needs.
6) Assist in the in- and out- patient setting in performing specified diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
7) Assist the in- and out- patient teams in the development and implementation of comprehensive plans of care.
8) Follow through in the outpatient setting via communication with appropriate health care providers to assure that proper care and follow-up is provided.
9) Assist in the collection and appropriate documentation of data required for clinical trial compliance.
10) Meet daily with the Director of the Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Program to discuss individual patient needs.
11) Function as a professional role model for staff while providing expert care in the in- and out- patient setting.
12) Promote, have knowledge of and utilize appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical and psychological needs of adult and geriatric patients in both in- and out- patient setting.
13) Collaborate with care team members and multi-disciplinary team members to provide direct in- and out- patient care.
14) Participate in self and peer evaluation to improve quality of care.
15) Participate in the development, review, and evaluation of Physician Assistant procedures.
16) Participate in clinical trials and research protocol development in Cardiac Surgery.
17) Assist in the establishment of educational tools and materials for patients.
18) Assist in the development and conduct of CME conferences.
19) Assist in quality assessment and improvement through participation with established Hospitals' committees.
20) Coordinate with BSD Development Specialist, referring physician outreach.
21) Establish and maintain a collaborative relationship with health care colleagues.
22) Demonstrate effective use of verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills using strategies that promote problem resolution.
23) Develop a program to educate other Physician Assistants in Cardiac Surgery and elsewhere in the Medical Center to use the Da Vinci Robot System.
24) Keep knowledge base current by reading professional literature and attending educational conferences.
25) Attain and maintain membership and active participation in professional organizations concerned with improving the quality of care and advancing the field of minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
1) Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner.Â
2) Excellent verbal and written communication.Â
3) Ability to perform detailed work.Â
4) Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions.Â
5) Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations.Â
6) Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles.Â
7) Ability to train or lead others. Â
Education 1) Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).
Experience 1) Two years of experience with surgical procedures/surgical training in a related clinical area or related clinical specialties (surgery, minimally invasive surgery). Â
Licenses and Certifications 1) Current Physician Assistant license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date. 2) Certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) by start date. Â Â
1) Resume 2) Cover Letter 3) Reference Contact Information
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