Physician Assistant - Wound Center

Expiring today

Employer
Tufts Medical Center
Location
Boston, MA
Posted
Feb 23, 2021
Closes
Feb 25, 2021
Ref
2006824238
Profession
Physician Assistant
Specialty
Medical Management

Preparing for a Career Break

Job Description

This position is responsible, within the legal limitations, for assisting the physician staff of the Department in the provision of medical services to patients. Performs initial evaluations, coordinates treatment plans and monitors progress, refers patient as necessary to appropriate sources for care.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Performs initial evaluation of outpatients, which includes obtaining medical history and performing physical examinations.

* Presents this information and confers with attending physicians to determine treatment plan.

* Coordinates elements of treatment plan and monitors patient progress and adherence to treatment plan. Ensures that equipment or therapies recommended are obtained or carried out in a reasonable time.

* Provides routine medical care such as minor dressing changes, drawing blood and evaluation of medication requests.

* Provides health education and health maintenance services.

* Responsible for triage and referral to appropriate source when primary care patients present with new symptoms.

* Assists, on an as needed basis, in other areas such as inpatient care and consultation services.

* Management of the inpatient Service. Makes rounds with residents, completes daily patient management assignments and assists with patient care and disposition. Handles medical emergencies during regular working hours on the inpatient service.

* Responsible for pre-admission history and physicals. This will include routine assessment, as well as identifying special problems and ordering appropriate testing and/or consultation. Responsible for ascertaining whether patient is medically ready for surgery.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

* Reports to the Department Chair.

* Relates to referring physicians, agencies and physical therapists