Physician Assistant Surg
Scott and White Healthcare - College Station, TX

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Physician Assistant / Neuro Surgery Dept. Scott & White Hospital College Station, TX

We are recruiting for an experienced Physician Assistant for the Neuro-Surgery Department at Scott and White Hospital and Rock Prairie Clinic in College Station, Texas. Our new hospital is changing the face of healthcare in the Brazos Valley. Experience preferred, must have, or be able to promptly obtain a Texas P.A. license. An on line application is required. You may contact our recruiter with additional questions. clathen@sw.org

Job Summary :

Provides patient services under the direct supervision and responsibility of the designated supervising staff physician, including assisting surgical physician in surgical cases, obtaining medical and personal histories, participating in hospital and ICU rounds, educating patients and families, and prioritizing and assessing patients.

PARTICIPATES IN PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING HOSPITAL ROUNDS, PATIENT EDUCATION, ICU ROUNDS AND ASSISTING IN THE DICTATION OF DISCHARGE SUMMARIES.

*Documents involvement with patient care, promptly, accurately, and completely.

ASSISTS IN SURGICAL PROCEDURES.

*Acts as first assistant in surgical procedures in the main operating room and performs minor procedures independently under the supervision of the surgeon.

PROVIDES COUNSELING AND EDUCATION TO PATIENT AND FAMILIES.

*Communicates all relevant information to patients and family members in a calm and professional manner.

PARTICIPATES IN RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.

*Participates in research activities if required.

MAINTAINS EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN AND OTHER PATIENT CARE GIVERS REGARDING PATIENT CARE DECISIONS.

*Communicates in a clear and concise manner any information that may influence the patient's treatment program or well-being, including preparing clinical progress notes and other required documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with Scott & White policies.

*Dictates or records complete and accurate information in patients' records.

PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITY:

*Takes responsibility to understand and complete professional and technical requirements and provide Scott & White with the necessary documentation on such requirements.

* BCLS may be required in some departments.