Functions as a Physician Assistant in the Critical Care Division on the Medical Surgical and Neurosciences Services. The job entails aiding the physicians with patient work-ups, conducting histories and physicals for critical care consults, interpreting hemodynamic and mechanical ventilation data, and acting as a resource to the neurosciences physicians and ICU nurses for critical care management. Primary responsibilities include performing initial critical care consultation, daily rounds with attending intensivist, placing arterial and central venous catheters after appropriate certification, and management of mechanical ventilation and patients' hemodynamic status. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
- Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited Physician Assistant program.
- Master's in Physician Assistant Studies preferred.
- Minimum of one year of critical care experience preferred.
- PA certification.
- D.C. license.
- Knowledge of critical care hemodynamic monitoring and mechanical ventilation/respiratory physiology.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with patients/families, as well as staff and physicians.
- Experience with arterial and central line placement and monitoring.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
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.