Physician Assistant - National Rehabilitation Network

Full Time

Washington, DC

Position Summary:

Job Summary:
Evaluates patient's physical condition by using the patient's medical history and medical records, conducting physical examinations, and evaluating laboratory and radiographic data for the purpose of determining a diagnosis and plan of patient care. Makes clinical decisions relative to patient management through collaboration with physicians.

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Training:
  • Bachelor's degree from an American Medical Association-approved physician assistant program is required.

Experience:
  • Approximately one to two years of progressively more responsible job-related experience.

License/Certification/Registration:
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification (pending or current).
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Licensure as a physician assistant in the jurisdiction of practice and has state and federal narcotic registration in each jurisdiction where drugs are prescribed, administered, or dispensed.
  • Obtains and maintains medical staff membership and privileges through the Medical Staff Credentials committee.
  • As specified in contract, may be required to obtain medical staff membership and clinical privileges at other hospitals; obtains and hospital affiliations as indicated in contract.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent 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.
  • Initiates, performs, and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests necessary in routine and emergent care of patients.
  • Obtains detailed and accurate history, performs physical examinations, and reviews medical records to assess patients' health status. Monitors patients and communicates significant patient findings or changes in patients' status to the appropriate physician. Writes progress notes on patients' medical records, indicating patient status, treatment, and procedures performed.
  • Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
  • Performs necessary rounds independently or with the attending physician and/or students.
  • Provides emotional and educational support to patient and family as may be appropriate.
  • Performs emergency lifesaving procedures as appropriate.
  • Performs procedures as appropriate for patient care. Writes appropriate order sets including medications. Responds to nursing and ancillary status calls.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from 3rd party recruiters/search firms.

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.

MedStar Medical Group is an equal opportunity employer.