Chatham University

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

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1. ABOUT THE JOB

Physician Assistant

Specializing in Specializing in Neonatal Intensive Care
Job Open : 01/10/18

JOB DESCRIPTION

GENERAL OVERVIEW: Functions in an expanded role as a professional Physician Assistant at West Penn Hospital, performs acts of medical diagnosis or prescription of medical therapeutic or corrective measures in collaboration with and under the direction of a physician licensed to practice medicine. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: *Obtain, record, and interpret complete health history, including past medical history, obstetrical history, family history and psychosocial aspects. Perform comprehensive physical assessment of the newborn/neonate, order and interpret laboratory, radiographic, and clinical data when planning and documenting the course of management discussed with the attending Neonatologist. (20%) *Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for the care of the patient per established protocols. Discriminate between normal, normal variations, and abnormal deviations by specific screening tests and refer patient with abnormal finding to appropriate healthcare services. (20%) *Attend and provide coverage for high risk deliveries and stabilization of neonates, provide transport coverage for sick neonates as warranted per attending physician and appropriately initiates emergency evaluation and treatment. (20%) *Coordinate plan of care within area of specialty, and coordinate discharge/transfers, including dictation of discharge and transfer summaries. (10%) *Provide support, educate, and communicate with patient, family, interdisciplinary team, and community health services as appropriate. (10%) *Participate in QA projects and NICU committees, and demonstrate effective leadership skills while contributing to Department, Division, and Hospital goals. (10%) *Responsible for professional development. (10%) *Perform other duties as assigned or required. Resumes accepted by email to Becky.Graves@AHN.org

This Full-Time position is open to new graduates.

2. ABOUT THE PRACTICE

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
4800 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

3. CONTACT INFORMATION

Becky Graves, MSN, NNP-BC
4800 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-951-8006 (phone)
Becky.Graves@AHN.org