POSITION SUMMARY 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 surgeons or anesthesiologists 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. QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: Bachelors' 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 for 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. BLSHCP required. EXPERIENCE: Minimum two years recent experience in cardiacthoracic 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. PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS Demonstrates the competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position. Physician Assistant Page 2 WORK ENVIRONMENT 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.
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