The Physician Assistant (PA) functions as an independent healthcare provider who works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team, including otolaryngologists, allergists, audiologists and plastic and reconstructive surgeons. The PA is responsible for providing comprehensive care to both well and ill patients in an outpatient setting. They demonstrate a high degree of clinical expertise in working with patients with acute and chronic illnesses commonly encountered in adult and children Otolaryngology. They are responsible for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management, education, health promotion, and care coordination for patients and families with acute and chronic health needs. The PA demonstrates an advanced level of medical clinical knowledge, communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism, and systems-based practice. They work with medical staff to assure safe, effective, and quality patient care.
The PA will provide care within their scope of practice as outlined by applicable state law, licensing, regulations, institutional policy, and practice agreements.
Clinical Duties (include, but are not limited to):
Demonstrates knowledge of etiologies, risk factors, pathophysiology, presentation and epidemiology of medical conditions.
Performs history and physical assessments of patients that are accurate, complete, concise, relevant and appropriate for age, gender and clinical problem.
Orders appropriate diagnostic studies and correctly interprets the results.
Utilizes critical thinking to synthesize and analyze collected data.
Develops, implements, evaluates and alters the plan of care as needed.
Manages general medical and surgical conditions based on knowledge of the indications, contraindications, side effects, interactions and adverse reactions of pharmacologic agents and other relevant treatment modalities.
Counsels and educates patients and families.
Demonstrates proficiency in procedural skills pertinent to practice area.
Provides care that is patient and family centered, compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness and treatment of disease throughout the lifespan.
Facilitates consistent, coordinated care and clear communication among all members of the healthcare team.
Incorporates the patient and family in care planning and treatment across settings.
Serves as an advocate for patients and families in navigating the health care system.
Demonstrates insight into own strengths, limitations and knowledge deficits.
Actively participates in self-evaluation by seeking and utilizing guidance and constructive feedback in a professional manner.
Continuously seeks opportunities for clinical advancement and knowledge and skill attainment.
Communicates and collaborates effectively with physicians, other health professionals and health related agencies.
Works effectively with multidisciplinary team members.
Promotes mutual respect and trust working within a team model.
Operates equipment such as but not limited to microscopy, flexible endoscopy and curettage tools.
Communicates effectively with patients and families, incorporating gender, age, culture, race, religion, disabilities and sexual orientation.
Follows ethical principles regarding patient confidentiality, informed consent and unanticipated adverse outcomes.
Demonstrates the highest level of accountability for professional practice.
Participates in education of students and other health care professionals.
Considers cost effectiveness and risk/benefit analysis when making decisions about patient care.
Uses evidenced-based medicine to systematically analyze and improve patient care practices.
Clerical Duties (include, but are not limited to):
Maintain active state licensure and memberships with professional organizations
Complete required continuing medical education hours, requirements for DEA, etc.
Maintain professional liability insurance
Maintain clean work environment by using Universal Precautions
Follow all standards set forth by HIPAA and Compliance Manual
Maintains accurate, complete, concise and timely documentation in the electronic medical record.
Competencies/Required Skills and Abilities:
Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment
Effective written and oral communication skills
Willingness to work independently
Ability to read, write, understand, and communicate in English
Ability to work in multiple office locations (Owings Mills, Westminster, Rosedale, and/or Columbia). Travel is required.
Must be available for potential future night and weekend shifts
Experience with Next Gen or eClinical Works a plus
Medical insurance option for the employee with the majority of the premium paid by the practice
Dental insurance option for the employee