Provides comprehensive care to pediatric patients in the Section of Cardiac Surgery.
Assists the physician/surgeon through organized instruction and supervised practice.
Takes patient histories, conducts examinations, diagnoses illnesses, orders and interprets laboratory tests, and assists during complicated surgical operations.
In conjunction with the clinical team, independently coordinates medical conferences and schedules surgical procedures.
Assists in the team effort to expedite the start of surgery in the OR.
Provides the appropriate preparation of the patient for surgery.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
Coordinates patient and family education needs with staff, case managers and the Clinical Program Manager.
Assists in obtaining informed consent for participation in clinical research trials.
Assists in both the inpatient and outpatient setting in assessing patient health status and needs, performing specified diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and in the development and implementation of comprehensive plans of care.
Follows through in the outpatient setting via communication with appropriate health care providers to assure that proper care and follow-up is provided.
Meets daily with the attending physician to discuss individual patient needs.
Functions as a professional role model for colleagues and other staff while providing expert care.
Promotes, has knowledge of, and utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical and psychological needs of pediatric patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Collaborates with care team members and multidisciplinary team members to provide direct inpatient and outpatient care, which includes but is not limited to, formulating a plan of care, managing a caseload of patients; participating in surgical procedures.
Participates in self and peer evaluation to improve the quality of care.
Participates in the development, review and evaluation of procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Research & Education
Participates in clinical trials and research protocol development in surgery.
Assists in the establishment of educational tools and trials for patients.
Assist in quality assessment and improvement through participation with established hospital committees.
Keeps knowledge base current by reading professional literature and attending educational conferences.
Participates in team efforts to cross-train in all sub-specialties of surgery.
Knowledge of basic medical terminology required.
Knowledge of pharmacy, phlebotomy, injections, and EKG required.
Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required.
Excellent verbal and written communication required.
Ability to read documents or instruments required.
Ability to perform detailed work required.
Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required.
Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive information required.
Education, Experience and Certifications:
Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) required.
Two or more years of clinical experience in a related area of specialty preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Current Physician Assistant license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required.
Certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) by start date preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Direct patient contact or clinical care setting.
Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood.
Exposure to infectious material.
Exposure to X-Ray Producing Equipment.
High stress environment.
Irregular work schedule.
Requires use of personal protective equipment.
Sterile/clean room environment.
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