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Physician Asst Acute Care Inpt

Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga, TN

Job Description



Job Summary: Responsible for providing direct patient care and supervising care of patients admitted to

the service. Provides direct patient care for a variety of

patients diagnoses utilizing evidence based practice.

Responsible for prompt recognition of acute change in

patient status necessitating emergent change in plan of

care. Patient care includes daily rounds independent of

physicians, performing detailed history and physicals on admission, diagnosing and treating patient with current

scope of care, collaborating and consulting

multidisciplinary team to optimize patient care and

outcomes. Formal consults will be made to other

specialists when deemed necessary. Will work closely with

ancillary departments to ensure appropriate and timely work

up and disposition of all patients. Provide comprehensive discharge plan to facilitate proper transition of care.

Serves as both role model and resource to nursing staff.

Provides ongoing staff education as needed. Provides

patient education on ongoing basis. Maintains current credentialing/privileges, CEU requirements, licensure, and

certification as required. Serves as liaison between ED

physicians, specialists, consultants, admitting physicians,

and Primary Care physicians to coordinate patient care

services in order to optimize patience care and maximize

utilization of resources.



Required: Masters Degree from an accredited PA program

and National Board Certification.





Required: Hospital based experience either as Physician

Assistant or other capacity.



Critical Care, Emergency Department, Demonstrated competence in specialty with minimum of 3 years experience

in practicing specialty


Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration


Licensed as a Physician Assistant in the State of North


National Board Certification

BLS certification required

ACLS certification required for those involved in direct

patient care

Unencumbered DEA number




Department Position Summary:

The Physician Assistant Acute Care Inpatient will work in

conjunction and support the inpatient team in providing

expeditious, safe, patient centered care in a manner that

judiciously utilizes Erlanger Health System resources and

promotes positive patient responses concerning HCAHPS. The

Acute Care Inpatient Physician Assistant provides clinical

expertise and continuity of care for patients admitted

under their care. This care is a continuum from the time of

admission through discharge or final disposition. The Physician Assistant will work collaboratively with ED

physicians and specialists and serve as patient/physician

liaisons with all referring and consulting physicians.

The Physician Assistant must have a strong knowledge base

of a variety of diagnoses and treatments, strong leadership

skills, organizational functions, policies and regulations

as well as evidenced based practice. The Acute Care

Inpatient Physician Assistant will:


Work collaboratively with Intensivists, Hospitalists,

ED, and referring physicians.


Maintain and update policies, procedures, and algorithms

in keeping with current evidence based practice


Serve as both a resource and role model/mentor to RN staff


Keep current with all required Continuing education


Provide patient/family teaching to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction


Role specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Perform detailed History and Physical


Order and interpret, and provide treatment as necessary:

CXR, EKG, Laboratory studies, and other diagnostic

radiologic studies


Provide staff education


Provide patient and family education


Provide physician referrals as needed


Recognize and treat acute changes in patient status


Collaborate with physician sponsor and ancillary

departments as needed


Generate accurate provider charges


Round on patients daily

Job Details

Date Posted August 10, 2017
Date Closes November 8, 2017
Requisition 19017
Located In Chattanooga, TN
SOC Category 00-0000.00