St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.
Under the general or direct supervision of the Physician-In-Charge or designee, the Physician's Assistant (PA) will perform the following duties and be further guided by the specific Delineation of Privileges.
First assists in the Operating Room on general surgery procedures and robotic surgeries across multiple specialties
Evaluates patients in the pre-operative setting and provides post-operative care under the direction of the collaborating physician. Prescribes medications and develops treatment plans in conjunction with the collaborating physician to provide optimal patient medical management.
Orders laboratory tests, x-rays, imaging studies, diagnostic studies and other diagnostic procedures.
Performs triage process (in person and on phone) to assist patient in obtaining timely and appropriate care
Consults with others on the healthcare team as appropriate. Independently provides Physician Assistant services to patient/family etc. including education, counseling, medication management, and general health care instructions.
Serves as a patient advocate to resolve concerns or complaints.
Documents all aspects of patient care provided in an appropriate and timely manner and within requirements of the department or facility
Participates in continuing medical education to include specialty and non-specialty meetings, conferences.
Maintains professional credentials and education necessary for professional licensure.
Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital.
Work requires knowledge of anatomy, physiology and the clinical aspects of patient care at a level normally acquired through completion of an approved Physician's Assistant Program culminating in a Bachelors degree of Science and three to five years of previous work related experience plus three to six months of on the job training and orientation. Licensure required as a Physician's Assistant by the State of New Jersey. Work requires the analytical ability to resolve highly complex problems requiring the application of scientific or technical principles, theories and concepts and in-depth experienced-based knowledge. Work requires the ability to develop and write instructional/training materials, prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals, conduct individual or group therapy sessions, or perform other duties requiring a comparable level of communication skill. Work requires direct patient care to adult and geriatric patients.