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The Physician Assistant provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients in collaboration with a licensed physician and within the scope of practice of the collaborating physician and in compliance with the Illinois Physician Assistance Practice Act. Performs a variety of specialized and professional physician assistant duties requiring knowledge of emergency patient assessment and management. Work will rotate through all areas of the emergency department (ED) and the ED Observation (OBS) unit. Physician Assistants are expected to provide equivalent patient coverage to junior emergency medicine residents. Physicians Assistants will work directly under the supervision of an attending or a senior emergency medicine resident.
· Evaluates and treats undifferentiated patients in emergency department and the ED OBS.
· Works in all areas of the emergency department under the supervision of the Emergency Medicine attending or senior resident.
· Performs appropriate and accurate emergency medicine specific history and physical examination and initiate treatment plans including laboratory and radiograph ordering, reviewing the findings with the physician and completing treatment of the patient.
· Performs appropriate emergency procedures including applying splints, suturing, slit lamp ophthalmologic examination, incision and drainage of simple abscesses, basic wound care, joint arthrocentesis, veno-puncture, arterial blood gases, lumbar punctures, dislocation reduction and other procedures indicated or delegated by the attending physician.
· Works closely with medical and PA students rotating through the ED.
· Presents Morbidity + Mortality cases when requested by attending physician.
· Learns how to perform limited RD ultrasounds and become credentialed as a Level III ultrasonographer.
· Works eight (8), ten (10) and twelve (12) hours shirts in the ED and ED OBS unit. Clinical hours will be day, evening and night shifts on weekdays and weekends.
· Participates in research applicable to the ED as approved by the Associate Chair of Emergency Medicine.
· Tours and interviews physician assistant applicants.
· Performs patient call backs and administrative tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Graduate of an Accreditation Review Commission (ARC) Physician Assistant program or have the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment
Valid Illinois State License as a Physician Assistant in Medicine or ability to obtain license prior to hire.
Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) OR have the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment.
Valid Illinois Controlled Substances License (ILCS) OR have the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment.
Valid licensure with the Federal DEA OR the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment.
Prior emergency department experience within past 24 months either as an employed PA in an ED or as an ED rotation as part of physician assistant training program.
Must be able to demonstrate the following techniques:
Interpret ECGs independently and immediately identify life threatening changes
Interpret Radiographs independently
Management of fractures and dislocations with application of appropriate splint
Wound care management including suturing
Incision and drainage of abscesses
Veno-puncture and arterial puncture
Assessment/ management of trauma patients
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of proper hand hygiene and hand washing techniques
Knowledge of infectious control policies and procedures
Thorough knowledge of Physician Assistant practices and principles and the ability to apply them in a clinical setting.
Excellent Physician Assistant clinical and technical skills
Knowledge and skill to perform mathematical accuracy in measuring and dispensing medication
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Strong customer service and empathy skills
Demonstrates good computer and typing skills
Demonstrate good phone and email etiquette skills with strong response times
Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict management/resolution skills
Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision
Ability to effectively communicate while maintaining HIPPA for PHI
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Ability to function autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to see and hear clearly (including with correction)
Ability to tolerate exposure to unpleasant noise, odor and temperature
· Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
· Basic Term Life Insurance
· Pension Plan
· Deferred Compensation Program
· Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
· You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.