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Job #32907
Physician Assistant
Full Time, Rotating Shifts
Washington, DC
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.

Required Education/Training:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program required; Master's in Physician Assistant Studies preferred.
  • PA certification.
  • D.C. license.

Required Experience:
  • Minimum of 1 year of critical care experience preferred.
  • 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 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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