Inpatient Physician Assistant - Hospitalist at MedStar Harbor Hospital

Baltimore, MD

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Inpatient Physician Assistant – MedStar Harbor Hospital

MedStar Harbor Hospital, a proud member of MedStar Health, is a mainstay in the Baltimore community, serving patients from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. We currently have a full-time opening for an experienced Inpatient Physician Assistant to work in our 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 an attending physician providing cross-coverage in a small community hospital with access to the resources provided by a large healthcare system. In this inpatient setting, you will work three 12-hour night shifts per week, including every third weekend, one summer and one winter holiday. No on-call responsibilities! Qualified candidates must have at least one year of experience as a physician assistant.

Job Summary
Performs a variety of duties such as history and physicals, as well as providing care to assigned patients. Assesses, diagnoses, documents findings, and writes medical orders. Makes clinical decisions relative to patient management through collaboration with physicians.

As a new physician assistant at MedStar Harbor Hospital, 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

To qualify for this position, the physician assistant must have:
  • 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 – One year of inpatient experience highly preferred; will consider highly motivated new graduate with healthcare experience.
  • 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.

Some primary duties and responsibilities include:
  • Contributing to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adhering to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complying with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Developing treatment plan and discussing proposed course of treatment with the patient's attending physician and other healthcare team members as appropriate, including consultations and referrals.
  • Functioning under surgeon's direction as first and second assistant in surgical cases. Assisting in necessary preparations prior to and after surgery. Maintaining on-call responsibility as required.
  • Initiating, performing and interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests necessary in routine and emergent care of patients.
  • Monitoring patients and communicating significant patient findings or changes in patients' status to the appropriate physician.
  • Obtaining detailed and accurate history, performing physical examinations and reviewing medical records to assess patients' health status.
  • Participating in meetings and on committees and representing the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
  • Performing emergency lifesaving procedures as appropriate.
  • Performing necessary rounds independently or with the attending physician and/or students.
  • Performing procedures as appropriate for patient care. Writing appropriate order sets, including medications.
  • Providing emotional and educational support to patient and family as may be appropriate.
  • Responding to nursing and ancillary status calls.
  • Writing progress notes on patient's medical record, indicating patient status, treatment and procedures performed.
  • Performing 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 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.