Mercy Medical Center Clinton Physician Assistant in Darby, Pennsylvania

Department:

2041_5187 Mcmc Neurosurgery

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Position Purpose:

The Physician Assistant is a health care provider who, working collaboratively with the physicians in the practice, is responsible for providing care to both well and ill patients. This individual educates patients and/or their families in order to promote wellness, prevent health problems, maintain current health and intervene in acute or chronic illness.

Job Description Details:

Essential Duties

1 Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

2 Outpatients - Conducts patient evaluations and examinations during office visits including obtaining medical histories, assessing risks for surgery and preparing patients to see the physician. Administers treatment when necessary. Performs post surgical wound checks and removes sutures/staples. Manages follow up care post-operatively. Evaluates patients to ensure they are prepared for their surgical procedure including performing pre-operative physicals and testing to assure cases can be scheduled efficiently. Performs peer-to-peer for insurance companies so that our patients can receive required testing or surgical procedures. Works with the pharmacy to have medication approved (when non-formulary medication is required for the patient) per the surgeon. This requires the PA to provide the insurance company with documents on the drug, provide doses and discuss similar medications that may be on their formulary, discuss the indications, precautions and contraindications for this medication.

3 In-patients - First assistant in surgery. Rounding on all patients that physicians have requested a consult including trauma, elective and referred patients, which also includes the patients on the neurosurgical service. Examining patients, ordering tests and communicating findings and recommendations to the surgeons. Communicating with the medical specialists, case managers and rehabilitation facilities to assure optimal outcomes clinically. Provides support to patients and their families by explaining procedures, answering questions, following up with them post-operatively and otherwise helping them navigate the system to assure the best outcome. Performs designated procedures independently.

4 Patient education.

5 Other duties as needed and assigned by the manager.

6 Adheres to applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Trinity Health’s Integrity and Compliance Program and Code of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.