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Phoenix Children’s Hospital: Physician Assistant – Plastic Surgery

Phoenix Children's Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Phoenix, AZ posted October 10, 2020.

Department: Plastic Surgery Category: Advanced Practice Clinicians Location: Phoenix Posting #: 523737 Date Posted: 8/18/2020 Employee Type: Regular Position Summary Posting Note: APPLICATIONS ONLY ACCEPTED VIA POSTING.


Pediatric Plastic Surgery Physician Assistant Phoenix Children’s Plastic Surgery is a busy 7 provider division with locations in both the East and West Valley in addition to the Phoenix Main Campus..

This position will support two pediatric surgeons who specialize in the cleft and craniofacial patient population as well as general pediatric plastic surgery.

The PA will assist in the OR for a variety of plastic surgery procedures and in addition will run their own post op clinic concurrently with the surgeon.

The PA will be working alongside attendings, residents and other PAs and must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The position will include weekday and some weekend and holiday call coverage in conjunction with a surgeon.

The call is rotated among 3 APPs which will require answering hospital and outpatient phone calls and assisting with any urgent surgeries.

Responsibilities include: OR 1st Assist Patient Evaluation Post-Op Population Entering Procedure Orders Rounding on inpatients Seeing new inpatient and ED consultations Daily EHR Documentation Answering questions from bedside RN’s and pharmacy Coordinating patient dischargeThis position works in collaboration with the attending physicians and works within their scope of practice to provide excellent clinical care for patients.

Plays a critical role in the patient family medical team.

Professional who may practice in hospital’s inpatient and/or outpatient setting.

PCH Values Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care teamExcellence in clinical care, service and communicationCollaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goalsLeadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the futureAccountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties Conducts comprehensive health history, physical assessments and plans for infants, children and young adults with acute and chronic health conditions.

Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients.

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

Formulates family centered plan of care.

Performs daily documents as necessary.

Collaborated and coordinated care with other team members.

Collects data and analyzes when necessary.

Performs any needed advanced procedures that are associated with their credentialing process DOP.

Utilizes the most up to date and evidence based practice for plan of care and able to alter the plan according to family needs and effectiveness or plan.

Serves as an educational resource to patient/family/ nursing staff/ provider team and other health care teams as needed.

Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competences, certifying body renewals, seeking educational offerings when available, and participates in the professional development of others which may include Advanced Practice Provider students, Residents and Medical Students.

Acts as a preceptor/mentor for those new in department.

Demonstrates commitment to patient safety by bring up concerns in appropriate manner, reporting through appropriate channels, and ensuring change of practice when necessary.

Demonstrates shared accountability of safe practice.

Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.