Physician Assistant - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Baltimore, MD

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Position Summary:

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is seeking a full-time Physician Assistant to join our level III, 23-bed, newly renovated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Along with a neonatologist, you will assume the medical care of high-risk, premature and sick newborns. Attend high-risk deliveries, perform neonatal resuscitation, stabilize, and initiate management of premature and/or ill newborns, including initial intubation, ventilation, and placement of umbilical lines. The candidate should be able to perform these duties independently, if needed.

Full-time schedule includes three (3) 12-hour shifts each week. Flexible schedule can include all night shifts or a combination of night shift and day/evening—will discuss to meet the candidate's and current team needs.  Some weekend and holiday shift requirements as well.

As a Neonatal Physician Assistant at MedStar Franklin Square, you can expect:
  • A competitive salary according to experience
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance significantly superior than the market
  • Paid malpractice insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • CME leave and CME allowance
  • Retirement plan – 403-B with % employer match
  • Relocation assistance, if needed

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. Completion of neonatal fellowship required.
  • Experience: NICU 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: Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Basic computer skills preferred.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acts as an educator by teaching parents, families, and other health team members on a formal and informal basis.
  • 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 patient care management plans under the direction of the neonatologist and/or pediatric consultant and in collaboration with nursing and social services. Participates in consultation requests from residents and private pediatricians.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication among the parents, neonatologists, attending physicians, residents, nurses, and social workers in regard to patient management plans.
  • In the absence of neonatologist or in-house pediatric consultant, attends high-risk deliveries and manages resuscitation and stabilization of newborns.
  • Participates in meetings and on committees, and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
  • Performs case management duties in the NICU, including arranging transfer to alternate facilities depending on level of care; coordination of any durable medical equipment needs for NICU infants at the time of discharge; utilization review activities, including daily collection and documentation of patient acuity information; and interaction with multiple insurance company utilization review departments. Establishment and coordination of home healthcare professionals post-discharge.
  • Signs in/out rounds, work rounds, and social rounds; carries out physical exam orders for all NICU Nursery infants for regular and unplanned procedures, documents plans for non-neonatologist patients, and discharges summary documentation.

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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