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Physician Assistant - Hospitalist Service - Night time

Company: Newton-Wellesley Hospital(NWH)
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

The nighttime physician assistant supports the attending hospitalists at night in providing high quality inpatient care. Nighttime physician assistants provide in-house coverage for patients on the medical service who require medical attention overnight. The nighttime physician assistant is responsible for communication with and sign out to the primary daytime teams and thorough, timely documentation. The nighttime physician assistant will also perform initial evaluations for patients admitted to the hospital comprising detailed history gathering and physical examination, acquisition of accurate medication lists, review of initial data, entry of admission orders, and documentation. The nighttime physician assistant provides psychological, emotional, and informational support to patients and their families and may also participate in quality assurance projects. Patient care management issues are discussed with the overnight hospitalists who serve as temporary supervising physicians and are available in house to provide support. Nighttime physician assistants will undergo regular evaluation by their hospitalist supervising physician.Position DescriptionOverviewAdmission volume and the volume of cross-cover calls on non-housestaff medical service grown over time. Accordingly, the Overnight Physician Assistant position was established to assist the overnight hospitalist physicians with this clinical care.Position BackgroundPhysician assistant night shifts are covered by two full-time PAsA 7-on, 7-off schedule has been in place, and is anticipated going forward.That said, the Overnight PAs can choose to produce their own schedule, based on their preferences and scheduling needsNumber of shiftsThe two physician assistants will be expected to share coverage of the overnight physician assistant position; total shifts will be approximately 182 annually for a full-time overnight physician assistantShift Hours: 10pm-7am ResponsibilitiesPrimary responsibilities will include:Cross-coverage of non-housestaff patients on the medical serviceAdmission of medical patients to the non-housestaff serviceDistribution of medical patients to daytime hospitalists and teamsTriage of ED admissions to the medical service Support and CoverageTwo in-house attending hospitalists will provide support and clinical supervision for the overnight physician assistant:For any issues, questions, or concerns that arise regarding cross-coverage of medical patients andFor staffing of patients admitted to the medical non-housestaff service Supervising PhysiciansAn attending hospitalist will serve as the Supervising Physician for the Overnight Physician Assistant and will be responsible for arranging orientation, regular feedback, and evaluations. The overnight attending hospitalists will serve as temporary supervising physicians to provide direct and indirect supervision of clinical work.Qualifications EducationMaster's Degree from a Physician Assistant program approved by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP)Licenses, Certifications, and/or RegistrationsCurrent licensure as a Physician Assistant in the Commonwealth of MassachusettsCertification from the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)Current US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) controlled substance registration numberCurrent MA controlled (narcotics) registration number from the Department of Public HealthCurrent CPR / Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificationKnowledge and SkillsCompassionate, warm and patient centeredCritical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervisionExceptional documentation skills and professional behaviorAbility to work in a fast-paced environmentEffective collaborator with providers across disciplinesInnovative, flexible, adaptable

Keywords: Newton-Wellesley Hospital(NWH), Newton , Physician Assistant - Hospitalist Service - Night time, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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