Senior Physician Assistant Job Description

Senior Physician Assistant Job Description

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Senior physician assistant provides care based on the best evidence available and may participate in research activities within clinical practice.

Senior Physician Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

May perform research activities including assisting at laboratory surgery, collection and reporting of data
Initiates quality assurance activities, policy/procedures and research activities
Participate in activities that contribute to education and research, including precepting students
Full patient care duties (including education) in an ambulatory care setting
Prescribing medications in accordance with state guidelines
Demonstrating teamwork by communicating effectively and working cooperatively with all members of the Health and Wellness Team
Displaying respect for and appreciation for the contribution from all team members in order to foster positive working relationships
Participates in Quality/Best Practice initiatives by utilizing standards and guidelines for cost-effective care delivery in order to continuously improve patient care and enhance outcomes
Handling other related duties as assigned
Actively engages in clinical development of all members of the healthcare team

Senior Physician Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Physician Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, NCCPA, ACLS, PA, BS, BS/MS, PALS, DEA, NALS

Education for Senior Physician Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior physician assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Program, Graduate, Physician Assistants, Supervision, Guidance, Physician Assistant Studies, Medicine, Education, Nursing, Science

Skills for Senior Physician Assistant

Desired skills for senior physician assistant include:

Clinical and ancillary services within the UCSD Medical Center
Participating in journal clubs
Demonstrating interest
How it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions
Research
Principles of growth and development over the life span
Budgets and operational analysis
Financial analysis
Health care marketplace
Current medical practices and skills

Desired experience for senior physician assistant includes:

Applies basic professional practice knowledge and skills appropriate for practice setting
Work in a unique non-fee-for-service healthcare environment dedicated to meeting the needs of an underserved population through longer visits, team-based care, and on-going innovation
Experience an affiliation with an academic medical center where you will participate in weekly didactic learning activities
This position is accountable for the provision of Adult-Geriatric patient care and other duties as permitted by licensure and defined within Credentialing and Privileging documentation (hospital), Credentialing and Scope of Practice (Medical Group), Consultation and Referral Plan (NP), Delegation of Services Agreement (PA) (DOPL) or other similar documentation as appropriate
Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations
Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients

Senior Physician Assistant Examples

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Senior Physician Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of senior physician assistant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior physician assistant
  • May serve as 1st or 2nd assistant in assigned area
  • Attends to the patient in the Recovery Room or Intensive Care Unit
  • Performs minor surgery & clinical procedures under the direction and supervision of the responsible physician
  • Performs history and physical examinations on patients
  • Provides follow-up care for patients in accordance with established protocols or specific instructions from the responsible physician
  • Communicates with patients and families regarding their medical issues following consultation with the responsible physician
  • Assists the physician as directed in the training of health personnel in diagnostic, therapeutic and clinic techniques
  • Serves as a role model and mentor and provides direct supervision as assigned by the Administrative PA or Dept
  • Manages and provides care for assigned caseload in consultation with healthcare team providers following approved clinical protocols
  • Complete inpatient and/or outpatient rounds, including outpatient dialysis units as assigned
Qualifications for senior physician assistant
  • CA Driver's license active in good standing
  • Board Certified as an NP/PA
  • Must have at least four years of experience practicing as a PA to qualify for the PA III position
  • Must have evidence of administrative responsibility
  • Candidates must have at least two letters of recommendation for reference
  • Must maintain the highest degree of professional judgment under the supervision and guidance of a licensed physician
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Senior Physician Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior physician assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior physician assistant
  • Formulates a plan of care that considers individual patient needs
  • Assesses patient health status
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in all areas of professional practice
  • Performs inpatient consults and facilitates surgeries
  • Performs minor procedures as directed by physician and as defined in written agreement
  • Performs patient call backs and disseminates messages
  • Prepares or assists in preparing annual budget for division or unit for approval by department management, including analyzing financial status, projecting income and expenditures, and allocating funding sources for division faculty and staff
  • Maintains or coordinates maintenance of budgets and grants of division or unit, including approving expenditures and preparing financial reports as needed
  • Supervises staff members and provides training
  • Coordinates space needs, renovations, and all division operational services
Qualifications for senior physician assistant
  • 3500 and 5 days for CME annually
  • Retirement options available
  • 24 days of PTO accrued per year
  • Full time benefit options
  • Minimum of 5 years experience preferably in pediatrics
  • Must have 3yrs of first assist experience in Total Joints & Sports Surgery within the last 5 yrs
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Senior Physician Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of senior physician assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior physician assistant
  • Assists System or Operating Unit Vice Presidents
  • Proficient in the use of bedside ultrasound to assist in the evaluation of breast complaints
  • Make rounds at nursing homes and hospitals
  • Perform complete physical exams, obtain complete medical history and record findings
  • Patient appointments such as annual physicals, follow up care for chronic disease monitoring, work-in acute issue management, hospitalization follow up
  • Assess HPI, review of system, and physical exam
  • Order clinically sound treatment plan
  • Order, review, monitor and treat lab work
  • Order, review, monitor and treat diagnostic and preventative waived testing and screenings
  • Assign appropriate diagnosis code
Qualifications for senior physician assistant
  • Quarterly meetings between the Senior PA and EM PA Director are mandatory
  • Must have at least four years of experience practicing as a PA to qualify for the Senior PA position
  • Current unrestricted DEA certificate for mid-level providers
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification (for all Departments other than Pediatrics)
  • Current BLS and PALS certification is required for all Physician Assistants working within the Department of Pediatrics
  • For Physician Assistants working in the public school system through the Mount Sinai Hospital Adolescent Health Center, only BLS certification is required
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Senior Physician Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a senior physician assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior physician assistant
  • Patient and community education
  • Maintain quality care monitors for positive patient outcomes
  • Some after-hours on call requirements anticipated
  • Performs consults under the direction of the attending physician
  • Provides best practices in geriatrics and palliative care including pain and delirium management, and optimization of the 4 ‘M’s mobility, medications, mentation and “what matters”
  • Stays up to date on the latest literature in geriatric and palliative care practice
  • Orders medications and writes prescriptions per organizational and regulatory policies and procedures
  • Provides teaching to physician trainees, medical students and physician assistant students and other healthcare personnel as appropriate
  • Collaborates with related services to improve quality and availability of geriatric and palliative education, including content development for HealthStream and for educational lectures/forums
  • Participates in review of geriatric and palliative patients' complications
Qualifications for senior physician assistant
  • Minimum of five years of inpatient experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree and graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program
  • New York State license as a Registered Physician Assistant.Certification through completion of national boards preferred
  • Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment and handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other
  • Departments, and patients/families
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Senior Physician Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior physician assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for senior physician assistant
  • Develops and revises patient care protocols in collaboration with attending, nursing leadership, and multi-disciplinary team members
  • Writes and implements policies as they relate to the ambulatory urology
  • Implements and ensures compliance with hospital policies
  • While the PA can expect a relatively predictable work schedule planned in advance whenever possible, scheduling variations may occur in order to cover clinical needs as they become apparent to the department/division/clinic
  • The Senior PA will be responsible for implementing and coordinating job specific training for the PA’s several times through the year with the focus on procedural competencies
  • The Senior PA will work with department nursing administration to coordinate teaching opportunities for nursing staff regarding care of the interventional patient
  • The Senior PA will be responsible for precepting a minimum of 1 PA student per year and/or managing the department/division PA student program
  • The Senior PA shall provide leadership and participation in selected organizational committees, councils, and initiatives
  • The Senior PA shall be capable of independently orienting, onboarding, and/or training new hire PAs within the department/division
  • The Senior PA shall be actively involved in ongoing quality improvement and patient safety initiatives
Qualifications for senior physician assistant
  • Graduation from accredited Physician Assistant program
  • Must have at least four years of experience practicing as a PA to qualify
  • Must complete 100 hours of CME per national and state regulations during each two-year period of employment
  • Licensed Registered Physician Assistant by the New York State Department of Education, required
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experience including five (5) years clinical experience and a minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible management experience, required
  • Status reviewed annually by Chief PA/MD lead to confirm that engagement remains commensurate with Senior PA JD via presentation at Chief PA meeting OR PA Steering Committee meeting

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