Yale New Haven Health System

NEUROSURGERY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Job Locations US-CT-Bridgeport
Job ID
63848
Department
ORTHO PAS
Category
ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS/PA/NP
Position Type
Full Time Benefits Eligible
Scheduled Hours
40
Work Schedule
DAYS
Work Days
M-F
Work Hours
7:30AM - 4PM
Work Shift
NA
Requisition ID
2017-17098

Overview

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - NEUROSURGERY AND ORTHOPEDICS

LOCATION:  BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL

 

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Physician assistant will participate in emergent, operative, inpatient and outpatient care of all patients managed by neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons at Bridgeport Hospital.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • A neurosurgery physician assistant works together with a neurosurgeon to treat patients with neurological conditions, which require surgery. A physician assistant in neurosurgery may take medical histories and perform physical exams. They may also review diagnostic tests, such as CT scans, MRI's and blood work.
  • 1. Manages inpatient and outpatient (ED and Clinic) orthopedic and neurosurgery patients.
  • 2. Assists in pre-operative ,operative and post operative care of all neurosurgeons at Bridgeport Hospital.
  • 3. Participates in night and weekend coverage as approved by Dept. Chair.
  • 4. Contributes to patient satisfaction with Physician services to remain at or above 50% for the orthopedic surgeons.
  • 5. Maintains employee satisfaction with surgical services at or above 60%

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

PA-C with extra training or experience in orthopedic & neurosurgery

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Minimum two years experience working in hospital or orthopedic office set up.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Ability to evaluate , initiate treatment and communicate with orthopedic surgeon emergent care issues related to orthopedic patients

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids. Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds. The specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Incumbents as well as external and internal applicants who become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basis.

 

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