Provides care and medical management of patients with liver or other gastrointestinal disorders in collaboration with designated physicians. Assists in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and day-to-day evaluation, including diagnosis and evaluation of laboratory data, under direction of a physician. Implements a plan of care for patients. Provides for the psychosocial management of patients and families and coordinates care management with nursing staff. Serves as informational resource to patients, families and other physicians and makes appropriate referrals. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
- Physician Assistant from an accredited PA program. BSN from an accredited school of nursing preferred.
- Three to five years of clinical experience, inclusive of at least one year of directly related experience in hepatology, preferred.
- Licensed in D.C. as a Physician Assistant.
- Credentialed as a member of the MGUH professional staff.
- CPR certification.
- Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practice and medical care to give evaluations to 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 conditions 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 remain calm and be effective in emergency situations.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
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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