• Physician Assistant, CT Surgery, UCM Care Network, Harvey, IL

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 year ago(11/14/2017 9:13 AM)
    Job ID
    Full-Time Regular
    CBA Code
  • Job Description

    This position is located in Harvey, IL and will be required to cross cover other University of Chicago Medicine Cardio-Thoracic program sites that may include Hyde Park and Riverside Medical Center.



    The University of Chicago, Care Network is recruiting a Physician Assistant, CT Surgery qualified by academic and clinical education to provide healthcare and patient services. The PA position requires the knowledge, skills and judgment necessary to assist the physician / surgeon through organized instruction and supervised practice. This licensed health professional will take patient histories, conduct examinations, diagnose illnesses, pre- and post-operative patient evaluation, order and interpret laboratory tests and assist during complicated operations. The PA exercises autonomy in medical decision making and provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.






    *Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards


    *Coordinate patient and family education needs with staff, case managers, and Patient Care Manager


    *Assist in obtaining informed consent for participation in clinical research trials


    *Assist in the in- and out- patient setting in assessing patient health status and needs


    *Assist in the in- and out- patient setting in performing specified diagnostic and therapeutic procedures *Assist the in- and out- patient teams in the development and implementation of comprehensive plans of care

    *Follow through in the outpatient setting via communication with appropriate health care providers to assure that proper care and follow-up is provided


    *Assist in the collection and appropriate documentation of data required for clinical trial compliance


    *Meet daily with team members to discuss individual patient needs


    *Function as a professional role model for staff while providing expert nursing care in the in- and out- patient setting


    *Promote, have knowledge of and utilize appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical and psychological needs of adult and geriatric patients in both in- and out- patient setting


    *Collaborates with care team members and multi-disciplinary team members to provide direct in- and out- patient care


    *Plan and conduct patient/family conferences to assist in planning care EDUCATION / CQI

    *Participates in self and peer evaluation to improve quality of care


    *Participates in the development, review, and evaluation of PA procedures



    *Assist in the establishment of educational tools and materials for patients. Some may be web-based


    *Assist in the development and conduct of CME conferences


    *Assist in quality assessment and improvement through participation with established Hospitals’ committees LEADERSHIP


    *Establishes and maintains a collaborative relationship with health care colleagues


    *Demonstrates effective use of verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills using strategies that promote problem resolution


    *Identifies mechanisms to determine the future direction of the CT Surgery PA role


    *Participates in the design and implementation or nursing protocols in the hospitals where relevant to CT Surgery nursing



    Education: Completion of an accredited (physician assistant) educational program required


    Licensure: Certification in ACLS and by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and current and/or eligibility for: State of Illinois licensure / registration required


    Experience: Minimum of two to five year’s experience with surgical procedures / surgical training required in: a related clinical area / of related clinical specialties


    Other: Experience using automated IS including but not limited to: keyboards, computer terminals, telephones, battery-operated devices, heat-copying devices, and automated dispensing machines



    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics



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