Provides medical care to patients as delegated by the supervising physician(s) in the MedStar Georgetown Department of Surgery supporting the Chairman's surgical practice. Performs complete medical history and physical examinations. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures and interprets results. Assists physician in office surgical procedures and operating room. Triages clinical issues and acts as a resource to other team members. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI)
The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI) is seeking Acute Care Physician Assistants for our rapidly expanding, multi-organ transplant program. This position will assume clinical management of patients who are hospitalized on the Transplant service preoperatively and postoperatively, as well as coordinate discharge planning and outpatient care of patients undergoing all transplants and surgical procedures.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program.
- Licensed by State Board of Medicine.
- NCCPA certification.
- BLS and ACLS certification.
- 3-5 years of outpatient and surgery experience preferred.
- Knowledge of medical equipment and surgical instruments.
- Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.
- Skill in taking medical histories, performing physical examinations and interpreting findings.
- Ability to maintain quality control standards.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with supervising physician(s) and other medical staff.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a broad spectrum of professionals, including physicians, nurses, medical students, 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.