Physician Assistant (Neurosurgery- Outpatient/Inpatient))-30102

US-OR-Hillsboro
Department
THP Neurosurgery Clinic-96223
Req #
2016-3384
Job Type
Full Time (80 hours per pay period)
Shift
Days
# of Openings
2
Classification
Exempt
Budgeted Hours Per Pay Period
80

Overview

At Tuality Healthcare, an OHSU Partner, it's an honor and a privilege to serve those near us. That's why since our beginnings in 1918, and as we expand our strong network of services through our clinical affiliation with OHSU, we continue to be committed to providing the best health care possible and a valued community partner.  Our affiliation with OHSU brings the advanced medical resources of Oregon’s only academic health center, which allows local providers to receive guidance from some of the country’s top specialists and pass that expertise on to Tuality patients where they can be cared for in their community.  

 

Tuality Healthcare is located in Hillsboro, Oregon. Just 30 minutes from Portland.  Hillsboro hosts a number of high-technology companies and boasts a robust agricultural industry, while maintaining proximity to all that Portland and the Pacific Northwest have to offer. Tuality Healthcare is a non-profit, community health care organization that comprises a 167-bed hospital, a geriatric psychiatric facility in Forest Grove and the Tuality Health Alliance.

 

Our neurosurgery practice offers advanced diagnostics and treatments for brain tumors, spinal disorder, and other neurological disorders. We are a supportive, team-oriented environment comprised of two neurosurgeons and two neurosurgical physician assistants. As our group expands, we are seeking a third physician assistant with an initial focus in the ambulatory setting with inpatient rounding responsibilities.

Summary of Duties

Tuality Healthcare's Neurological Surgery department is seeking a full time neurosurgery physician assistant for a Monday-Friday outpatient/inpatient position.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to learn and grow, and to work with highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials, who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

 

Ambulatory Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Obtain medical histories as well as updating medical records and appropriately documenting patient care services by charting in patient records (EMR)
  • Performs physical examinations and provides treatment and counseling
  • Evaluate patients who may require the immediate attention of a physician/surgeon by recognizing urgent and emergent neurosurgical issues
  • Ordering of appropriate diagnostic tests and laboratory studies
  • Interpretation of diagnostics test results including: x-rays, MRI, CT scans, and laboratory data of the brain and spine
  • Counsels patients regarding prescribed therapeutic regimens and health maintenance
  • Maintains accurate and complete patient records
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, and assists in provision of continuity of care
  • Develops and provides education related to pre and post-operative evaluation and treatment plans
  • Provide oversight of all surgical cases related to scheduling and medical clearance

 

Inpatient and Surgical Responsibilities:

  • Assists with neurosurgical procedures, including craniotomies, spinal procedures (including instrumentations) and microscopic procedures
  • Conducts hospital rounds on a daily basis on all patients, including intensive care units
  • Writes orders and progress notes
  • Performs all admission history and physicals and inpatient consultations
  • Orders appropriate laboratory and radiographic tests, such as MRIs, CT scans, myelograms, bone scans and other radiographic studies

 

The physician assistant provides health care services as defined by ORS 677 and OAR847-050-0005 to 847-050-0065 for a broad range of patients, including geriatric, adults, and adolescents.  Services include but are not limited to diagnosis and medical management of neurologic disorders, pre-operative evaluation, post-operative care in the hospital and clinic setting, assisting in surgery.

 

All services provided shall be performed under the supervision of a physician supervisor.  A supervising physician is the physician (M.D. or D.O.) who provides direction and regular review of the medical services provided by the PA as set forth in the Practice Description and approved by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners.

 

Must obtain medical staff privileges as necessary to assist supervising physician perform surgical procedures and care for hospitalized patients at Tuality Healthcare.

Hiring Competencies

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a compassionate and professional demeanor, and want to contribute as part of a team.

 

We will consider candidates coming from all surgical and medical environments. New graduates are also welcome to apply. The ideal candidate is a team player who works well in a dynamic setting.

 

a)  Education:  Graduation from a physician assistant training program
b)  License:  Current, Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, unlimited Physician Assistant License.
c)  Fulfills requirements of hospital medical staff credentialing process.
d)  Maintains active staff membership in good standing with the medical staff of the hospital with all privileges and responsibilities accorded such membership.
e)  Demonstrates proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee's particular job.
f)   Excellent customer service skills.
g)  Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions, with customers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Additional Posting Information

Tuality Healthcare believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

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