Inpatient Physician Assistant - Department of Medicine - MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Full Time, Nights
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 are currently seeking a full-time, night shift Inpatient Physician Assistant to join the Department of Medicine. 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 work alongside other physician assistants and hospitalists providing exceptional care to the inpatient units at MedStar Franklin Square with some rotation to MedStar Harbor Hospital possible. The schedule includes three 12-hour night shifts (7pm – 7:30am) with every third weekend and one summer and one winter holiday.

As a new physician assistant at MedStar Franklin Square, 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

Job Summary:
Performs a variety of duties such as history and physicals, and provides care to assigned patients. Assesses, diagnoses, and documents findings. Writes medical orders and/or prescriptions. 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. Experience highly 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: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Communicates any clinical change in patient status with attending physician.
  • Complies with billing requirements and expectations.
  • 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.
  • Dictates discharge summaries as appropriate.
  • Documents legibly and accurately in progress notes.
  • Facilitates patient admission, including assessment, orders, medication reconciliation, and discussion with attending physician.
  • Facilitates patient flow with attention to triage.
  • Facilitates placing patient in Observation Status, including timely orders and follow-up.
  • Performs assessment, treatment, and documentation of urgent and emergent patient issues.
  • Supports department through interdisciplinary and staff meeting participation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

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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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.