The physician assistant performs diagnostic and therapeutic tasks under the supervision and responsibility of the surgeon or anesthesiologist. The physician assistant assists in gathering the data necessary for implementation of the surgeon's or anesthesiologist's therapeutic plan. This position is also responsible for acting as the patient's advocate in the medical care system, serving as advisor and liaison between patients and physicians.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in a physical science from an accredited institution required. Completion of an accredited physician assistant/surgical assistant program also required.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Must be certified or eligible for certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the New Jersey State Board of Education and Licensure. Appointment as an allied health practitioner with the Medical Center in accordance with the Medical Staff Bylaws. ACLS required. ACLS is not required in urgent care settings. BLS HCP required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum two years of recent experience in cardiacthoracic surgery and/or surgery required. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.
Demonstrates the competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position.
Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, including exposure to infectious disease, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous substances and potential injury.
Considerable reaching, stooping, kneeling and crouching.
Extensive standing and walking, including stairs.
Lifting approximately 25-50 pounds frequently.
Lifting approximately 50 to 100 pounds with assistance occasionally.
Pushing and pulling of heavy equipment.
Essential functions of this position are listed on the department-specific Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
This position reports to department leadership and may supervise incumbents as assigned.
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
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Benefits & Wellness
We believe that healthcare should be a rewarding career. That’s why we offer excellent compensation, exceptional health and wellness benefits, and internal resources and programs to support professional growth for our team members. Here, you’ll find everything you need to pursue your calling of caring for others, knowing that you’re working for an organization dedicated to your overall well-being.
Inclusion & Diversity
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what makes AtlantiCare a great organization. We recognize and celebrate individual differences as dimensions that enrich our workforce and allow us to be more creative, flexible and competitive. Our inclusive culture welcomes our employees to freely contribute their diverse ideas, background, talents and experiences to make this a place where everyone can be, and do, their best work together.
For many, the shore communities of southeastern New Jersey are vacation destinations, but for AtlantiCare employees, they’re home. Working at AtlantiCare allows you to experience shore life year-round. Here, you’ll find natural beauty, world-class entertainment, rich history, amazing arts, abundant outdoor recreation, shopping, sophisticated dining and plenty of family-friendly events all within communities you’ll love to call home.
The spirit of collaboration is alive and well at AtlantiCare. We empower our teams to be agents of change within our system. We encourage growth and support advancement. Our shared vision for advancing the health of the communities and people we serve guides us to do what’s right for each patient, our healthcare delivery system and the practice of medicine as a whole. We teach, grow and advance medicine together.