With a 609-licensed-bed hospital and 1,100 physicians, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's clinical services represent one of the largest healthcare delivery networks in the area.

Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis — caring for the whole person — Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.

We offer some of the most sophisticated treatments and technologies available, as well as the expertise of nationally respected physicians. Our doctors have been named in the Washingtonian "Top Doctors" for 2014 and our hospital has been ranked as a "high performing" hospital for geriatrics; nephrology; orthopaedics; and urology by US News and World Report 2014-15

Some of our centers of excellence include cancer, neurosciences, gastroenterology, transplant and vascular diseases.

We offer you:

  • Competitive compensation and generous benefits
  • Superb educational opportunities plus tuition assistance
  • Robust wellness program
  • Free shuttle from Metro stations

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Job #33038
Physician Assistant
Breast Surgery
Full Time, Days
Washington, DC
The Physician Assistant (PA) provides medical care to patients as delegated by the supervising physician(s). The PA functioning primarily in a clinic setting may be required to perform some coordination of inpatient care and facilitate discharges/outpatient follow-up. The PA has a strong foundation in evidence-based practice/education and is responsible for ensuring adherence to national guidelines/protocols and ensuring an environment of safe, quality care. The PA demonstrates an advanced level of medical knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and responsibility for professional development and competency validation. He/she functions in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

Required Education/Training:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Completion and graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program.
  • Physician Assistant licensures in D.C., MD and VA.
  • National PA certification.
  • BLS certification.

Required Experience:
  • Three years of Physician Assistant experience (women's health experience preferred), inclusive of at least one year of directly related experience in breast surgery or diseases of the breast.
  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practice and medical care to give and evaluate patients.
  • Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.
  • Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
  • Skill in taking medical histories, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
  • Ability to maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to maintain calm and be effective in emergency situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a broad spectrum of professionals, including attending physicians, residents, medical students, trainees, support staff, and hospital management.
  • Ability to travel within the Washington region of MedStar Health.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all candidates for employment and employees.
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