Physician Assistant (Per Diem)

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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”.



 Job Overview


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.


Works under the direction of the surgical and trauma Attending's or the house physician. Takes first call for problems on the floor and for consults in the ER (surgical and trauma). Discusses all admissions with any physicians prior to admitting the patient and before discharging the patient from the E.R. Completes H & P for all surgical admissions unless scrubbed. Writes orders for all surgical admissions to the floors unless scrubbed. Provides assistance to surgeons in the O.R. by scrubbing on required cases. Conducts initial evaluation of trauma consults in the ER. Notifies the trauma attending of the consult after the initial exam. If patient is eventually admitted, will write the H & P and the admitting orders. Responds to all trauma code 55s unless scrubbed and the house physician is available to go in your place. Responds to all trauma code 88s, if available. Completes their part of the overnight form and then sign off on the form. Responsible for all routine post-op checks left over by the house staff and noted on the sign-out form. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.


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. 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 neonate, pediatric, adolescent, young adult, adult and geriatric patients.


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