Advanced Practice - General Surgery opening in Saginaw, MI
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Physician Assistant
Specialty Surgery-General
Degree Required MPAS/MHS/MMSc/MPH
Position Type Permanent/Full-Time
Work Environment Hospital Clinic/Private Practice
Location Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 11/15/23
**Family Medicine NP/PA Opening in Michigan** Located in Saginaw, MI - Midland 20m; Detroit 100m * Core work hours consist of four weekday shifts from 7:00a to 5:00p with every third rotating weekend shift as scheduled. Every third rotating holiday and on-call coverage is also expected. * Conducting initial consultation on general surgery patients, including trauma consultations, evaluating and instituting immediate treatment where indicated (inpatient/outpatient). * Performs first assistant duties in the operating room. * Attends to patient care needs on surgical units including SICU. * Responds to nursing and medical staff queries and pages concerning patient needs and condition for patients of designated supervising faculty. * Attends clinical rounds pre and postoperatively with the surgeon of record providing pertinent information related to patient care needs. * Coordinates need for consultation of specialty specific services as necessary. * Performs selected and specified procedures (with appropriate privileges). * Orders and interprets results of diagnostic tests such as X-rays, electrocardiograms, and blood work, and interprets test results. * Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as injections, suturing, tubes, drains and wound care. * Administers medications and provides fluid management under direction of supervising attending. * Performs Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, maintains ATLS and ACLS certification. * Develops and implements patient care plans, instructs and counsels patients, and records progress. * Dictates, documents all admission, progress and discharge findings. * Related to the above activities, provide periodic after hours/weekend call coverage. * Exhibits organizational communication and leadership skills, accountability, judgment and decision making. * Provides general health education regarding matters such as proper diet, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance. * Serves as a member of selected committees, as directed by the program director/chair of surgery. **Preferred Education and Experience:** * Experience working with Electronic Medical Records and computers * Two years of clinical experience or completion of a mid-level provider surgical or surgical critical care residency program. * Experience in an Academic Medical Center or teaching environment. * Supervisor/Management experience preferred **Supervisory Responsibility** * Develops and regularly reviews key performance indicators by provider and either modifies clinic workflows and procedures or recommends changes to the Operations Director and Faculty to meet agreed-upon objectives. * Assists the Operations Director and Physician Leadership in the development of clinical operations policies and procedures; assures adherence to policies and procedures * Works collaboratively with providers, residents, and clinic leaders to identify and resolve unit operational problems, process improvements and promote a positive patient experience. * Oversees the day-to-day productivity of staff and coordinates daily assignment of tasks within clinic; intervenes as appropriate to resolve potential or identified problems. * When appropriate, provides the necessary support to staff, providers and patients regarding complaints and grievances. * Supervises clinic staff, including orientation and training within the department. Interviews and hires new staff, formally evaluates performance and disciplines/terminates if necessary. * Acquire and sustain capabilities of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) **Qualifications** * Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner educational program. * National certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). * Existing unrestricted license to practice in Michigan, or able to be licensed in Michigan. * Current ATLS and ACLS certification, or planned attainment of same. * Excellent practice history, ability to be insured for liability purposes.