Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position provides healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician; conducts complete physicals, provides treatment, and counsels patients; may, in some instances, prescribe medication.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs physical assessments/examinations.
Assesses and counsels patients and obtains medical histories.
Admits and discharges patients including appropriate notes and orders.
Will see patients on the inpatient floors for consultation for procedures within the scope of practice of the PA.
Will evaluate patients for procedures done by abdominal radiology and will have preliminary discussion about procedures outside the PA’s scope of practice to facilitate the informed consent discussion by the radiologist.
Will round on some inpatients previously treated by abdominal radiology.
Bills for professional services as permitted by the collaborative practice agreement.
Interprets diagnostic tests results for deviations from normal.
Prescribes therapy or medication with physician approval.
Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests.
Performs therapeutic procedures, such as fluid aspiration, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and fine needle aspiration.
Provides physicians with assistance during medical procedures.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in service meetings and workshops.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objective, quality assurance programs, safety, environment, and infection control standards.
Graduate of PA program.
Current PA license to practice in the state of Missouri or ability to obtain within 3 months of date of hire; Certain/additional certifications may be necessary based on area of specialty; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Working knowledge of physician assistant and practice with 1 to 3 years of experience; organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus and its affiliated facilities including Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes Jewish West County Hospital.
The hiring range for this position is $78,915 - $142,077 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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