Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Physician Assistant for the Department of Medicine within the Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Physician Assistant participates in a collegial relationship with the physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals in the Nephrology Division. Under the direction and supervision of a Licensed Physician, the PA will provide health care services to patients. The PA's responsibility includes providing care including dialysis and education for Nephrology patients. This position is responsible for Nephrology patient care, education, and assisting with research initiatives. Performs in an expanded role by providing primary care to patients that includes taking histories, making assessments, ordering lab tests, reviewing lab tests, prescribing medication, and providing patient education.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs as a mid-level provider and has the responsibility for meeting the needs of the Nephrology patients and practice.
Obtains patient's medical and social histories, performs physical exams, prescribes medications, orders lab tests, order other forms of therapeutic procedures or testing, and reviews lab values and test results for outpatient Nephrology patients.
Responsible for performing and educating staff and patients in office-based diagnostic and treatment procedures relevant to Nephrology.
Responsible for managing Nephrology patients with chronic kidney disease. Provide education to patients about relevant procedures including dialysis.
Provides patient education to meet the physical and emotional needs of the patient.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduated from a Physician Assistant Program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Previous experience in dialysis.
In the case of a new graduate, they may be considered under the condition that he/she successfully takes and passes the Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the New Jersey License examination from the State Board of Medical Examiners — Physician Assistant Advisory Committee on the first available date following his/her graduation.
Valid driver's license or reliable source of transportation required.
Posting Number: 21ST1541
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 134266
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.