Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Published
January 11, 2022
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Category
Other  
Job Type
Work Setting
In-office

Description

This position supports the department of plastic surgery.

Job Summary: 

This position provides direct patient care relative to physical diagnosis and therapeutic management in an ambulatory and/or inpatient setting to patients with complex medical conditions or surgical patients. Works closely with faculty, fellows, residents, and nursing staff to develop and coordinate a plan of care to meet the needs of the patient and their families. Some off-hour, weekend, and on-call may be required of this position.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs history and physical examinations, formulation of care plans, ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests and provides education to patients and their families.
  • Acts as an educator and serves as a clinical resource for staff through consultation formal and informal education, review of literature, and participation in seminars and conferences.
  • Coordinates the care of patients in order to provide safe, effective, efficient, and timely patient-centered care. Liaises between visiting nurses, clinical staff, and consulting services. Care plans and execution of those plans should encompass the entire service to tie the service together. Consult with physicians or surgeons regarding the care of patients for more complex diagnoses.
  • Document clinical encounters clearly, precisely, and in a timely manner.
  • Works in a collaborative relationship with other health professionals to determine the health needs of patients and families. Demonstrates and role models an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to patient care.
  • Pursues a continuing program of self-development in order to maintain, strengthen and broaden own concepts, philosophy and abilities. Accepts responsibility for self-development to remain cognizant of current trends and new methods. Maintains professional credentials, licensing, and authorization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Physician Assistant required.
  • Licensed Physician Assistant License required., and Registration DPH Drug Control required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
  • 0-1 years related work experience required.
  • ARC-PA, NCCPA
  • American Heart Association - Basic Life Support Certificate
  • Valid prescriptive authority from both the MA DPH-DCP and Federal DEA
  • Experience with computer systems required, including web-based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three to five years of experience in a clinical environment.

Competencies:

  • Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies, and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex, and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
  • Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determine how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
  • Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  • Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families, and external customers.
  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices, and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  • Team Work: Ability to lead collaborative teams for larger projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have implications for the management and operations of multiple areas of the organization.
  • Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
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