The Physician Assistant will provide comprehensive care to inpatients with a presumed infection or risk of infection at the University of Chicago. They will work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills to manage a caseload of patients. Assess, diagnose, initiate delegated medical treatments, perform independent interventions and evaluate care, as well as help with long-term care coordination with outpatient providers. Provide a model of care that is shaped by theory, expanded by science, research and reflective practice and is identified by a holistic and comprehensive approach to the patients.
Obtain and complete history for infectious diseases inpatient consultations.
Perform and document physical examinations according to government guidelines.
Prepare recommendations and orders under the direction of the attending physician for the infectious diseases consultation service.
Perform daily assessment and physical examination prior to formal morning inpatient rounds.
Perform additional physical assessments of patients during the day as clinically indicated.
Order appropriate laboratory tests according to clinical diagnosis, clinical pathways and protocols.
Arrange and orders appropriate diagnostic studies for patients under the direction of the attending physician.
Monitor and discuss with attending physicians results of laboratory tests and diagnostic studies.
Participate in daily (Tuesday-Saturday) inpatient rounds with the attending physician and other members of the service.
Assist with discharge planning/needs of patients.
Knowledge of basic medical terminology required.
Knowledge of pharmacy and clinical assessment required.
Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required.
Excellent verbal and written communication required.
Ability to read documents or instruments required.
Ability to perform detailed work required.
Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required.
Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive required.
Education Experience and Certifications:
Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program required.
Certification from nationally accredited body as Physician Assistant required.
Current Physician Assistant license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required.
Prior inpatient experience with patients with infections is preferred.
Prior inpatient experience with solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients is also preferred.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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