Johns Hopkins Medicine Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery, Full Time in Bethesda, Maryland
Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery, Full Time
Requisition # 159531
Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required
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The Neurosurgery Physician Assistant will join our surgical team, working in our Operating Room which features 11 fully equipped surgical rooms, including two open heart suites, a cystoscopy suite, and a dedicated ophthalmology suite. The Physician Assistant will assist the surgical team with all Neurosurgeries.
Physician Assistant Job Summary :
Provides health care services to patients under the direction and responsibility of the attending physicians and the Medical Director of the Operating Room.
While providing surgical assistance, follows the direction of the attending surgeon having responsibility for the surgical case.
Screens patients to determine need for medical attention; reviews patient records to determine health status; takes patient history; performs physical examinations; records pertinent patient data.
Initiates requests for commonly-performed initial laboratory studies; collects specimens for and carries out commonly-performed blood, urine, and stool analyses, and culture; identifies normal & abnormal findings of history, physical examination; and commonly-performed laboratory studies.
Initiates appropriate evaluation and therapy in emergency situations (e.g., cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, injuries, burns, hemorrhage).
Assists in surgery under direct supervision of the attending surgeon; serves as First Assist in OR; performs the following functions in surgery: retract; suction; sponge; clamp, tie, & cauterize vessels; suture skin, ligate & tie vessels, muscles, and subcutaneous closure; assists in such additional functions as may be deemed appropriate by attending surgeon; adheres to aseptic techniques.
Conducts perioperative patient evaluation and management including tissue handling and identification; completion of pre- and post-op documents, lab, x-rays, and permits; applies dressings, splints, casts, and sling applications.
Full Time, 40hrs per week + Weekend On-call
Mon. - Fri., working two 12hr shifts and two 8hr shifts
Certifications and Licensures:
Current Maryland State License from the Board of Physician Assistants
Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants at time of hire or within one year of initial employment
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required
Current Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) certification preferred
Central Venous Catherization and Placement of Chest Tubes requires special Certification by Board of Physician Quality Assurance
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required
Successful completion of a training program, accredited by the American Medical Association for Physician Assistants
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