Steward Health Care System Physician Assistant in Brighton, Massachusetts
Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 35 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
Steward Medical Group (SMG), Inc. is Steward's multi-specialty group practice with over 4,500 employees including over 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners. SMG operates approximately 450 practice locations throughout Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year.
This position is responsible for providing Physician Assistant services for the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Urology Department. The primary responsibilities of the Physician Assistant include assessing, implementing, evaluating, and coordinating health care to patients including share of primary call responsibility.
Responsibilities in the office include:
Perform consults on new and established patients.
Functions independently and collaboratively to perform history and physical for acute, critical, and chronic urologic patients.
Performing diagnostic tests and screening evaluations.
Help to organize clinical protocols for the practice
Reviewing diagnostic results
Responding to patient inquiries
Office procedures commensurate with experience and comfort
Responsibilities in the department include:
The PA will perform detailed histories and physical exams, review patients medical records, order laboratories studies, radiological and diagnostic studies. Record appropriate and accurate daily progress notes. The PA will provide patients and families with pre-operative and other pertinent education. They will answer questions regarding surgery, recovery and risk factor modification, procedures. The PA will arrange for hospital admission and discharge at the direction of the supervising physician. In addition, the PA will:
Provide assistance in the operating room
Independently perform routine urologic procedures on the floors and in the emergency room commensurate with experience and comfort level.
Responsible for providing primary call coverage from home on a basis to be determined by supervising physician.
Daily physical assessment and daily rounding on all urology patients.
Consult with the supervising physician regarding physical findings and course of treatment.
Order appropriate medications as determined by the supervising physician or designee.
Order diagnostic tests per as determined by the supervising physician or designee.
Initiate consultations to other services, authorized by the supervising physician or designee.
Accountable for maintaining the confidentiality of all Steward Medical Group and patient related information.
Abide by all Steward Medical Group policies & procedures.
Conduct other duties as assigned by the supervising physician.
Massachusetts license to practice as a Physician Assistant
Start date contingent on successful enrollment of insurance payors.
DEA / Massachusetts Control Substance licensure
Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program. Urology experience in a surgical program preferred.
Current BLS and ACLS certification