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Neonatal Physician Assistant Resident
CHOP | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

Job Summary

Under the direction of a supervising physician, the Physician Assistant Resident (PAR) is a trainee in the Neonatology Physician Assistant Residency Program. The Neonatology Physician Assistant Residency Program is a one-year long program that provides mentoring, didactic teaching, simulation skills training, and experience to prepare the PAR to become a competent Neonatal Front Line Clinician.  Throughout the program, the PAR will become responsible for the direct care and follow up of a population of patients that match his/her skill set through the designated curriculum and timelines. The components of the role include education, clinical practice, consultation, and professional development.  May fill multiple positions.  The PA Resident will rotate through several NICU's in the CHOP Network including CHOP Main.

Job Responsibilities

UNDER the direct guidance and supervision of the Attending Physician and/or Front Line Clinician:

  1. Participates in the Neonatology Physician Assistant Residency Program educational curriculum. Completes post-tests and evaluations as a measure of competence. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate educational offerings.
  2. As a part of the learning process, will utilize advanced assessment skills to support the management of a cohort of patients. Performs and documents daily assessments. Collects and analyzes data and formulates a family-centered plan of care. Evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of the prescribed treatment plan. As a trainee, works collaboratively to communicate the plan of care and potential changes to this plan to the supervising physician and assigned Front Line Clinician.
  3. Demonstrates a commitment to patient safety by speaking up about safety issues and changing practices to enhance safety. Shares errors or potential errors through system reporting mechanisms. Demonstrates shared accountability for safe practice.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

PA - Physician Assistant

DEA Certificate

BLS - Basic Life Support




Required Education and Experience

Master’s degree from an accredited physician assistant program.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

·Ability to work in a team setting with multiple responsibilities.

·Ability to use computer and electronic medical records effectively.

About CHOP

About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.

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