Description Under the general supervision of a physician, the Physician’s Assistant is responsible for providing varied medical services, including: obtaining complete medical history, performing a physical examination; ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and imaging studies; formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan; prescribing and/or dispensing medication; assisting in surgery or other invasive procedures; counseling patients and families, and other patient care duties. May be involved with a patient’s medical care in any role which the attending physician deems proper and consistent with applicable law, hospital regulations, delineation of privileges, and the Physician Assistant’s training, knowledge, skill, and experience.
Qualifications Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree > Must also be a graduate of a Physician Assistant Program approved by the American Medical Association ( AMA ). Must be licensed as a Physician Assistant in Massachusetts. A certificate issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), is also required. If prescribing medications is included in clinical duties and privileges, Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration and federal DEA Controlled Substance Registration are required. Prior experience in similar cardio-thoracic setting/specialty preferred. Prior experience in similar cardio-thoracic setting/specialty preferred. Expert clinical judgment to function in an independent role. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to collaborate with patients, families, physicians, staff, and community health workers. Ability to be self-directive and demonstrate initiative in addressing responsibilities of the position. Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal and written information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers. Ability to utilize appropriate problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Must be able to maintain strict protocols of all confidential or sensitive information.