Works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary healthcare team based in the department of Pulmonology/Critical Care, managing the movement disorders patient population in the outpatient setting at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH). Primary responsibility involves the coordination and triage of care for patients referred for sepsis evaluation. Specifically, this senior-level role requires preliminary assessment of the patient’s presenting clinical problem in the context of tests performed and clinical presentation, toward determining the need for further diagnostic testing to be attained prior to proper triage and disposition of the patient for sepsis evaluation. In collaboration with the attending, the PA determines the need for any additional subspecialty physician consultation prior to final diagnosis and treatment being determined. Responsibilities include ensuring adherence to national clinical guidelines/protocols and ensuring an environment of safe quality care. The PA demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, and timely and compliant documentation. The PA is responsible for professional development and competency validation. 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.
- PA certification.
- D.C. license.
- BLS certification.
- 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.
- 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.
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