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Tuality Healthcare Physician Assistant (Neurosurgery) -30102 in United States

POSITION SUMMARY Tuality Healthcare's Neurological Surgery department is seeking a full time neurosurgery physician assistant for a Monday-Friday outpatient/inpatient position. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to learn and grow, and to work with highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials, who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ambulatory Duties and Responsibilities: * Obtain medical histories as well as updating medical records and appropriately documenting patient care services by charting in patient records (EMR) * Performs physical examinations and provides treatment and counseling * Evaluate patients who may require the immediate attention of a physician/surgeon by recognizing urgent and emergent neurosurgical issues * Ordering of appropriate diagnostic tests and laboratory studies * Interpretation of diagnostics test results including: x-rays, MRI, CT scans, and laboratory data of the brain and spine * Counsels patients regarding prescribed therapeutic regimens and health maintenance * Maintains accurate and complete patient records * Develops and implements patient management plans, and assists in provision of continuity of care * Develops and provides education related to pre and post-operative evaluation and treatment plans * Provide oversight of all surgical cases related to scheduling and medical clearance Inpatient and Surgical Responsibilities: * Assists with neurosurgical procedures, including craniotomies, spinal procedures (including instrumentations) and microscopic procedures * Conducts hospital rounds on a daily basis on all patients, including intensive care units * Writes orders and progress notes * Performs all admission history and physicals and inpatient consultations * Orders appropriate laboratory and radiographic tests, such as MRIs, CT scans, myelograms, bone scans and other radiographic studies The physician assistant provides health care services as defined by ORS 677 and OAR847-050-0005 to 847-050-0065 for a broad range of patients, including geriatric, adults, and adolescents. Services include but are not limited to diagnosis and medical management of neurologic disorders, pre-operative evaluation, post-operative care in the hospital and clinic setting, assisting in surgery. All services provided shall be performed under the supervision of a physician supervisor. A supervising physician is the physician (M.D. or D.O.) who provides direction and regular review of the medical services provided by the PA as set forth in the Practice Description and approved by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners. Must obtain medical staff privileges as necessary to assist supervising physician perform surgical procedures and care for hospitalized patients at Tuality Healthcare. ## JOB SPECIFICATIONS a) Education: Graduation from a physician assistant training program b) License: Current, Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, unlimited Physician Assistant License. c) Fulfills requirements of hospital medical staff credentialing process. d) Maintains active staff membership in good standing with the medical staff of the hospital with all privileges and responsibilities accorded such membership. e) Demonstrates proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee's particular job. f) Excellent customer service skills. g) Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions, with customers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. h) Bilingual skills a plus. ## Overview OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place different. We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth. A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health care to patients. * As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we’ve changed our name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to primary and specialty care.* ## Additional Posting Information Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct. Department: Neurosurgery Clinic- 96223 Req #: 2021-6711 Job Type: Temporary Budgeted Hours Per Pay Period: 80 Shift: Days Overtime Code: 3=40 Shift Duration: 10 hours # of Openings: 1 Classification: Exempt