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The Physician Assistant (PA) provides exceptional care to a diverse patient population in collaboration with an attending physician in Neurosurgery. The PA sees patients in an outpatient Neurosurgery clinical setting performing history and physicals and developing assessments and plans. The PA works within the scope of practice of the collaborating Neurosurgeon and will order comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic medical services. The PA develops and implements patient management plans in providing continuity of care. The PA will rotate call with other members of the Neurosurgery team to cover the inpatient Neurosurgery service. The PA may work rotating shifts and surgically assist in the operating room for Neurosurgery cases. The PA maintains professional and technical knowledge through continued educational programs and workshops supporting emerging healthcare trends. Performs duties within the legal guidelines of the Cook
County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) policies.
· Provides and manages direct patient care
· Conducts patient's health needs assessments
· Obtains comprehensive history and performs detailed physical examinations to determine accurate diagnosis
· Orders appropriate diagnostic tests or lab work necessary, i.e. x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), complete blood count (CBC), etc.
· Informs and effectively communicates with patient test results and/or diagnosis
· Identifies and communicates with collaborating any patient care issues; offers research guided recommendations for improvement initiatives if applicable
· Develops and implements patient management plans in providing continuity of care
· Performs procedures, treatments, and other subspecialty dependent modalities within the scope of the supervising physician to improve patient outcomes
· Adheres to quality and patient safety standards set forth by CCHHS
· Adheres to infection control policies and protocols, i.e. hand hygiene
· Prescribes and dispenses medications utilizing best practices
· Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements.
· Maintains professional licensing requirements and technical knowledge through continued educational programs and workshops supporting emerging healthcare trends
Valid as Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) or have the ability to obtain certification two (2) weeks prior to starting employment
Licensed as a Physician Assistant in the State of Illinois or have the ability to obtain Illinois state license two (2) weeks prior to starting employment
Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or have the ability to obtain Board Certification two (2) weeks prior to starting employment
Valid Illinois Controlled Substances License (ILCS) -or-the ability to obtain Illinois license prior to starting employment
Valid licensure with the Federal DEA -or-the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Completion of a Post-graduate Surgical Residency Program for Physician Assistants or have two (2) years of experience working on a surgical service
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge of Physician Assistant practices and principles and the ability to apply them in a clinical setting.
Knowledge and skill to perform mathematical accuracy in measuring and dispensing
Excellent Physician Assistant clinical and technical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Strong customer service and empathy skills
Demonstrates good computer and typing skills
Demonstrate good phone and email etiquette skills with strong response times
Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict management/resolution skills
Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision
Ability to effectively communicate while maintaining HIPPA for PHI
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Ability to function autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to see and hear clearly (including with correction)
Ability to tolerate exposure to unpleasant noise, odor and temperature
· Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
· Basic Term Life Insurance
· Pension Plan
· Deferred Compensation Program
· Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
· You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
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