Inpatient Physician Assistant - Department of Medicine

Full Time, 3 12-Hour Day Shifts/Week with Rotating Weekends
Baltimore, MD

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Position Summary:

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is currently seeking a full-time Inpatient Physician Assistant to join their team in the Department of Medicine. The selected candidate will work three 12-hour day shifts per week with rotating weekends. This Physician Assistant will perform a variety of duties, such as history and physicals, as well as provide care to assigned patients. Assesses, diagnoses, documents findings, and writes medical orders. Makes clinical decisions relative to patient management through collaboration with physicians.

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 – No experience required. Inpatient experience preferred.
  • License/Certification/Registration – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification. Current license with the Maryland Board of Physicians. Current Basic Life Support (BLS)/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities – Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Develops treatment plan and discusses proposed course of treatment with the patient's attending physician and other healthcare team members as appropriate, including consultations and referrals.
  • Functions under surgeon's direction as first and second assistant in surgical cases. Assists in necessary preparations prior to and after surgery. Maintains on-call responsibility as required.
  • Initiates, performs and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests necessary in routine and emergent care of patients.
  • Monitors patients and communicates significant patient findings or changes in patients' status to the appropriate physician.
  • Obtains detailed and accurate history, performs physical examinations, and reviews medical records to assess patients' health status.
  • Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
  • Performs emergency life-saving procedures as appropriate.
  • Performs necessary rounds independently or with the attending physician and/or students.
  • Performs procedures as appropriate for patient care. Writes appropriate order sets, including medications.
  • Provides emotional and educational support to patient and family as may be appropriate.
  • Responds to nursing and ancillary status calls.
  • Writes progress notes on patient's medical record indicating patient status, treatment, and procedures performed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

As a new physician assistant to MedStar, you can expect:
  • A competitive salary and 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

Be a part of a nationally-recognized health system and the largest provider of health services in the Baltimore/Washington region. With our vast resources and capabilities at your disposal, you can expand your clinical expertise. Enjoy a rich career and a quality of life unique to Baltimore and the mid-Atlantic region, which features a mix of urban, suburban, and rural communities.

Be the physician assistant you were meant to be, here at MedStar Health Medical Group.

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 15 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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