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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Physician Assistant I - Otolaryngology Clinic
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Job Description


General Summary of Position Responsibility:

Provides direct patient care and assumes primary responsibility for clinical management of patients in ambulatory, operating room, emergency department, and inpatient settings. Directs or participates in case management and continuing care. Collaborates, refers, and consults with department attending physicians, specialists, and other members of the health care team to deliver effective, efficient, safe, and high quality care. Contributes to organizational and departmental continuous performance and quality improvement projects. The role is unique to the Physician Assistants specialty area and in accordance with individual credentialing and privileging through the Medical Staff Office.


Area Specific Job Accountabilities:

1. Provides expert clinical care, education, consultation, advocacy research, leadership and mentorship.

2. Obtains patient histories, performs physical examinations, order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, perform procedures, and develop treatment plans.

3. Manages primary, acute and chronic health problems through comprehensive history and physical examination assessment and diagnosis. This may include palliative and end of life care.

4. Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests and procedures.

5. Prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and performs other therapeutic or corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Master's degree from a nationally accredited Physician Assistant program required.

2. 2 years of clinical patient care experience preferred. Pediatric experience strongly preferred.

3. Active licensure in the State of Illinois as a Physician Assistant is required.

4. Experience as delineated in clinical privileges through credentialing by the Medical Staff Office.

5. Basic Life Support certification required. Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification required in some specialty areas.

6. Any other certification required for specialty area.

7. Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, basic computer skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills.

8. Ability to work in a collaborative environment with physicians, residents, advanced practice nurses, nurses, administrative manager and directors and support staff thereby creating a cohesive well developed team.

General Understanding and Nature of the Position Description

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job classification. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.

About Children's Memorial Hospital

Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, is recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country by rankings published in U.S. News amp, World Report. Its physicians are on the faculty at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. As a not-for-profit organization, Children's Memorial relies on philanthropy to help provide care to more than 102,000 patients and their families every year.www.childrensmemorial.org.