The University of Iowa Health Care Department of Urology is seeking a full time Physician Assistant to provide care for an endourology, oncology and general urology patient population. The PA, after demonstrating competency and under the guidance, supervision and discretion of the supervising physician, will provide direct patient care to patients in an outpatient care setting exercising autonomy in medical decision-making and services provided to support quality care and positive patient outcomes.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Exercise clinical competency and expertise in the areas of endourology, oncology and general urology.
Functions independently and/or as a member of an interdisciplinary team to plan, deliver, and evaluate health care for a defined patient population.
Collaborates with nursing staff/nursing administration to monitor and evaluate the quality of patient care.
Promotes health maintenance that spans the continuum of health from outpatient to inpatient settings and back to the home care arena.
Performs medical diagnostic, therapeutic procedures, and prescribes, dispenses or delivers medications when a collaborative practice agreement is in place.
Conducts independent clinics for selected urology return patients.
Provides anticipatory guidance and counseling to patients/families.
Documents patient assessment and plan of care in the medical record and generates appropriate health reports for outgoing correspondence.
Initiates and coordinates referrals to other health care team members or agencies as needed.
Serves in a consultative or resource capacity to other divisions, the department, and the community as needed.
Serves in a consultative resource capacity by providing expert knowledge and behavioral skills that impact clinical practice and patient outcomes.
Participates in development and implementation of divisional and departmental quality assessment/improvement/research programs and processes.
Assumes responsibility for administrative activities and special projects as assigned.
Contributes toward the achievement of divisional and departmental goals as delegated.
Participates and contributes to activities that enhance clinical knowledge and expertise.
Participates in educational activities in the department, hospital, community and professional organizations.
Education Required: Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accredited PA educational program and/or certification by the NCCPA.
Experience Required:Excellent written and verbal communication skills is required.
Certification Required: Licensed in the State of Iowa as a Physician Assistant or eligible.
Desirable Qualifications: Previous patient care experience in urology.
1-3 years experience in an outpatient care setting.
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload cover letter and resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Graduate of accredited PA program and/or certification by NCCPA. Licensed As PA in State of Iowa or eligible.
Internal Number: 21002468_1620853596
About University of Iowa
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