The Physician Assistant (PA) – MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center 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.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Completion of and graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program.
- Physician Assistant licenses in D.C., MD, and VA.
- National PA certification.
- BLS certification.
- 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.
- Ability to travel within the Washington region of MedStar Health.
- Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practice, and medical care to give to 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 to assess medical condition and interpret 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.
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.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.
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.