The PA is skilled in nonvascular invasive radiologic procedures such as paracenteses, thoracenteses, thyroid biopsies, and other subcutaneous biopsies. The PA is skilled in consenting; writing H&P, orders, plans of care, problem lists, medication reconciliation, discharge summaries, and procedure notes that meet compliance standards, organizing and leading care teams, and have a passion for teaching in an academic environment.
The Physician Assistant (PA) works in collaboration with, and is an integral member of, a multidisciplinary health care team. The PA has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice/education and provides 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, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation.
The PA performs paracenteses, thoracenteses, thyroid and other superficial biopsies. These procedures are determined through order consults that are reviewed in advance with the Nurse Coordinator and scheduled. The reviews are based on medical records and imaging.
The PA is skilled at writing H&P, orders, plans of care, problem lists, medication reconciliation, discharge summaries, and procedure notes
The PA coordinates CT and US procedures on a day to day basis by providing guidance to the residents/fellows around preparation, consenting, and coordinating disposition of care.
The PA acts as a resource to and liaison between the procedure team members.
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience. 12 months of physician assistant experience preferred; Inpatient acute care advanced practice nursing experience desirable.
Certified Physician Assistant Required
Prefer National Specialty Board Certification, TN license through Board of Medical Examiners Committee on Physician Assistants, Eligible for DEA
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