Critical Care Physician Assistant

Critical Care Medicine

Baltimore, MD

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Position Summary:

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, a proud member of MedStar Health, provides many medical and healthcare services to patients and is one of the top 25 community teaching hospitals in the United States. More than 750 independently practicing physicians have applied for privileges, choosing MedStar Franklin Square as their hospital of choice for surgical referrals, radiology and laboratory services. We currently have a full-time opening for an experienced Critical Care Physician Assistant to perform quality patient care in the critical care unit. Shape your future in health care in the kind of setting that’s right for you. Become part of an organization that welcomes your experience, input and leadership—as a clinician and healthcare expert.

This position offers you the opportunity to admit patients and participate in daily rounds with an intensivist/cardiologist and/or attending physician, as well as perform advanced procedures in conjunction with the attending physician.

As a new Physician Assistant at MedStar Franklin Square, you can expect:
  • A competitive salary and $10,000 signing bonus
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid malpractice insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • CME leave and CME allowance
  • Retirement plan – 403-B with % employer match

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education/Training: Graduation from a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience: 1 year of inpatient experience or healthcare experience in a critical care setting.
  • License/Certification/Registration: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification.Current license with the Maryland Board of Physicians. Current Basic LifeSupport (BLS)/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to function calmly and effectively under pressure. Ability to rapidly assess a patient's condition and lead a multidisciplinary team. Hands-on competence with electronic medical records (EMR). Manual dexterity required to obtain and maintain credentialing for advanced procedures. Working knowledge of the specialized equipment in the critical care areas. Obtains and maintains credentialing for advanced procedures to include (at a minimum) central venous access, arterial lines, paracentesis, and intubation.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acquires and maintains bedside ultrasound skills.
  • Actively co-manages critically ill patients, including ventilator management, initiation of vasoactive medications, and management of complex metabolic disorders, including shock syndromes, bleeding, sepsis, postoperative patients, cardiac disorders, and acute kidney injury.
  • Assesses and responds to diagnostic test results in a timely fashion.
  • Assists intensivists with triage of patients to critical care units.
  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives, and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Effectively communicates with the intensivist when patient status changes.
  • Initiates routine medication, diagnostic, and therapeutic orders.
  • Leads/participates in Rapid Response Team, Stroke Response Team and Code Team and holds debrief after each event, serving as the initial primary provider when attending to emergent patient needs on the medical/surgical floors and during off-hours in the ICU in the absence of the critical care attending.
  • Obtains accurate history and physical, reviews medical records, and develops and executes assessment and plan in conjunction with attending physician.
  • Participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds and modifying daily plan of care.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Performs life-saving procedures as appropriate.
  • Initiates ACLS protocols.
  • Performs advanced procedures outside of the critical care unit as required for patient safety.
  • Performs procedures to include (at a minimum): central venous access, arterial lines, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and intubation.
  • Provides education and training for students, new graduates and colleagues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from 3rd party recruiters/search firms.
MedStar Medical Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Why join MedStar Medical Group?

We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization that enables you to define your own future—by region, specialty or professional interest. We are also among the nation’s 10 largest medical groups, with the resources of highly respected MedStar Health behind us. We are collaborative, too. Your input and opinions concerning quality of patient care, your practice and this organization truly matter. You’ll also find balance here. We work hard, but we also value our personal lives and pursuits beyond the workplace. If you want an exciting career that is always challenging, always rewarding, apply now.

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Baltimore Metropolitan Area

Baltimore and its suburbs, as well as the surrounding rural areas, offer a unique blend of history, culture and the arts—and, of course, the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Downtown beckons you with its popular Inner Harbor, highly rated restaurants, theater, nightlife and major league sports teams. The suburbs offer a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, with excellent schools, shopping and family activities. Rural areas are accented by quiet rolling hills, lush forests and charming small towns. MedStar hospitals serving Baltimore include MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.