Yale New Haven Health System

Physician Assistant - Surgical

US-CT-Greenwich
Job ID
51464
Department
SURGICAL PA PROGRAM
Category
ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS/PA/NP
Position Type
Full Time Benefits Eligible
Scheduled Hours
36
Work Schedule
12 HOUR ROTATING
Work Days
3, 12 HOUR SHIFTS; ON CALL; ROTATING TO NIGHTS
Work Hours
7AM-730PM; 7PM-730AM
Work Shift
WILL NEED TO BE ON CALL
Requisition ID
2015-5505

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. 

 

Diverse Surgical specialties including general, thoracic, vascular, neurosurgery, orthopedic, bariatric, ENT, urology, GYN, and colorectal.



EEO/AA Minority/Female/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.
  • The Greenwich Hospital Surgical PA Program consists of a team of Surgical PAs with many responsibilities. On an average day, one PA is responsible for floor coverage over a 12 hour day shift, while 2 PAs are responsible for OR coverage.
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      The floor PA participates in:

          -AM/ PM rounding on surgical patients, consults, and ICU patients either individually/ with the Surgical Attendings

          -Review /Documentation/Interpretation/ Ordering of labs and studies

          -Discussion and treatment plan with the Surgical Attending

          -Management of any / all issues involving patient management on the floors

          -NGT insertion/ removal, chest tube removal, surgical drain/ ostomy care, wound care, wound vac care, doppler experience

          -Post operative checks

          -Surgical consults and ED admission (H&Ps, admitting orders, etc.).

          -Ambulatory surgery coverage- pre-operative evaluation, discharges, medication reconciliation etc.

          -Discharge Paperwork, medication reconciliation, and discharge summaries

          -Depending on OR needs, may also be asked to help cover OR cases throughout the day

       

      The operating PA participates in:

          -First assisting in the majority of cases

          -Second assisting on orthopedic total joint patients

          -Training for the Da Vinci Xi (newest version) robotic cases

          -Pre-operative patient interviews with appropriate medical/ surgical clearance

          -Patient preparation in the operating room (helping move, secure, and prep the patient)

          -Review of necessary equipment needed for the surgical case at hand

          -Uploading images through Epic for intra-op utilization

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

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

 

EXPERIENCE

 

1-3 years experience

 

LICENSURE

 

Licensed in CT, DEA CT and PA certification

 

 

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.

 

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