Yale New Haven Health System

  • Sr. Physician Assistant

    Job Locations US-CT-Greenwich
    Job ID
    67589
    Department
    SURGICAL PA PROGRAM
    Category
    ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS/PA/NP
    Position Type
    Full Time Benefits Eligible
    Scheduled Hours
    37.5
    Work Schedule
    12 HOUR ROTATING
    Work Days
    MONDAY - FRIDAY WITH WEEKEND COVERAGE ON A ROTATION BASIS
    Work Hours
    12 HOUR SHIFTS
    Work Shift
    WEEKEND, HOLIDAY AND ON-CALL COVERAGE AS NEEDED
    Requisition ID
    2018-20526
  • Overview

    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

    Assists the surgeon in the Operating Room and provides aid in exposure, hemostasis and other technical functions during surgery. Ability to provide appropriate care for patients of all ages (birth to adulthood). Provides appropriate care pre and post-op under the direction of the surgeon.

    EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

    Responsibilities

    • 1. Accountable for the delivery of quality patient care
      • 1.1 Consults with surgeon prior to surgery concerning individualized patient needs.
    • 2. Participates as a team member in the implementation of the patient's plan of care.
      • 2.1 Confirms patient's identity and proper consent for surgery.
    • 3. Assists with the preparation of equipment and supplies required for the surgical procedure.
      • 3.1 Plans for coordinates supplies and equipment for intra operative use.
    • 4. Demonstrates responsibility to the department and a commitment to
      • 4.1 Personal career growth.
    • 5. Contributes to the productivity and efficient operation of the department.
      • 5.1 Uses time efficiently in regard to overtime and completes assignments with minimal errors and within the shift.
    • 6. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
      • 6.1 The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures.
    • 7. Responsible for promoting the Greenwich Hospital Quality Service Excellence Standards.
    • 8. Teamwork
      • 8.1 Embrace shared goals versus narrower interests; actively cooperative vs. competitive or non-committal.
    • 9. Knowledgeable/Accountable/Fiscally Responsible
      • 9.1 Continually seeks ways to sustain and improve one's skills.
    • 10. Flexible/Open-Minded
      • 10.1 Listens with an open mind to other's opinions in the spirit of finding and following the best ideas.
    • 11. Treats the people we serve as guests.
      • 11.1 Welcomes patient, visitors and staff in a warm, friendly manner; is courteous ; makes eye contact and smiles; introduces self by name and, when appropriate, by position; addresses people by name whenever possible.
    • 12. Listens to patients, visitors and staff and acts promptly to address concerns.
      • 12.1 Uses active listening techniques to understand other's needs and acts decisively to resolve problems.
    • 13. Respects the privacy and confidentiality of patient's, visitors and staff.
      • 13.1 Treats all patient related and other discussions with discretion; eliminates gossip; does not discuss patient or hospital business in elevators or other public areas.
    • 14. Presents a professional image.
      • 14.1 Wears name badge in a highly visible location; adheres to department dress code; makes sure that appearance is appropriate for professional role.
    • 15. Answers the telephone professionally.
      • 15.1 Answers the phone promptly following department guidelines; introduces self and department and as appropriate, offers assistance. Uses a pleasant tone of voice.
    • 16. Maintains a clean and safe environment
      • 16.1 Keeps work are safe and clean; keeps hallways clear.
    • 17. Anticipates what services and information people need and takes action to provide it.
      • 17.1 Watches for clues that patients or visitors require assistance. Asks 'May I help you?'. Escorts them to their destination, if necessary, Encourages people to ask questions.
    • 18. Quality Attribute for those in a Leadership Role
      • 18.1 Engages in open, honest, and clear coaching discussion that builds commitment through straightforward feedback two-way dialogue, and emphasis on problem-solving.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION

     

    B.S.,P.A. (N.C.C.P.A.) National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant, Inc.

     

    EXPERIENCE

     

    3-5 years experience in the perioperative arena as PA; able to first assist; able to delegate in a leadership role.

     

    LICENSURE

     

    Licensed in CT.

     

    SPECIAL SKILLS

     

    Knowledge in tissue handling technique, knot-tying hemostasis techniques andappropriate use of instruments

     

    PHYSICAL DEMAND

     

    Standing/walking at least half the day and occasionally working in awkward positions while holding retractors when assisting and supporting extremities. Helping lift heavy objects ten (10) to twenty (20) pounds and assisting with moving of patients ranging from one hundred (100) to three hundred (400) pounds. Moderate stress related to patient care.

     

    Additional Information

    Strong leadership skills as demonstrated by previous experience or recommendation.

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