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PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (PA) - INPATIENT SURGERY TRAUMA ICU

Company: The MetroHealth System
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

As the site of the county's most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, we offer one of the only two adult and pediatric burn centers in Ohio. Accommodating a total of more than one million patient visits annually, MetroHealth is an academic medical center for teaching and research and is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In addition, it has earned Magnet - status for nursing excellence.We seek PAs (Acute Care Certified PAs) to join our intensive care unit (ICU) night team.The PA will provide patient care for our Trauma ICU, Surgical ICU, and Burn ICU patients nightly at MetroHealth's Main Campus, 3-4 nights/week with minimal weekend coverage. In-house attending surgical physician support and collaboration is provided, and resident physician support is available.In collaboration with an attending surgeon, the PA will deliver direct patient care, including identification, management, and referral of health problems. Offering pre-, intra-, and post-operative care, the PA will be responsible for trauma surgery admissions to the ICU, nightly inpatient management, and occasional OR assistance.Additional responsibilities include:

  • Managing complex illnesses and delivering specialty care.
  • Completing surgical bedside procedures such as incision and drainage, laceration repairs, ligation of bleeding vessels, ABG puncture, gastrostomy tube replacement, extubation, central or arterial line placement/removal, and chest tube placement/removal.
  • Functioning in a supportive role to provide optimum care to surgical patients.
  • Upholding the standards of the system-wide customer service program.Required Credentials:
    • Graduation from an accredited program (PA)
    • Current licensure in the State of Ohio.
    • Inpatient experience, Trauma or General Surgery experience, or ICU experience as a PA
    • BLS and ACLS certification
    • Proficiency in the use of sterile technique and aseptic practices
    • Knowledge of medications, treatments, and procedures utilized in a surgical environment.
    • Ability to prioritize work assignments and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to meet the requirements/qualifications for clinical privileges with The MetroHealth System within 90 days of placement within the position and maintain privileges.Interested Candidates please forward your CV to Our healthcare providers are leaders in their field and choose to work for MetroHealth because equity in healthcare is their passion. Equity, inclusion, and diversity aren't just who our patients are. Equity, inclusion, and diversity aren't just who our employees are.Doing the difficult work of equity, inclusion, and diversity in our community and at the bedside is who we are. We redefine healthcare to improve the foundations of community health and well- being. Our commitment to our patients means that questions and concerns rooted in historical disparities are met with compassion, patience, and flexibility to meet the needs of each patient. That's what we call EQUITY FIRST.The MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University does not discriminate in recruitment, employment, or policy administration on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, or status as a disabled veteran or other protected veteran under U.S. federal law.

Keywords: The MetroHealth System, Cleveland , PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (PA) - INPATIENT SURGERY TRAUMA ICU, Healthcare , Cleveland, Ohio

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