General Summary of Position:
Works with neurosurgery physician(s), aiding with patient evaluation, including completion of patient histories, physical examinations and consultations. Assists with neurosurgical procedures under the supervision of the primary neurosurgeon. Participates in the coordination of discharge planning with all members of the healthcare team and acts as a resource for Case Management. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MGUH/MMMC's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
- Completion of and graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program.
- 3-5 years of neurosurgical experience preferred.
- PA certification.
- District of Columbia and Maryland licensure.
- Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Phlebotomy skills required.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.