Surgical Physician Assistant Main Operating Room Full Time Days $10,000 Sign On Bonus at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 6/19/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Ocala, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Ocala

Job Description


Surgical Physician Assistant AdventHealth Ocala

Location Address: 1500 SW 1st Ave Ocala, Florida 34471

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Ocala

  • Horse Capital of the World

  • Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota

  • Part of the community since 1898, providing healthcare to Marion County for over 120 years

  • Florida Hospital Ocala offers a broad spectrum of services, with programs that are nationally recognized and accredited

  • Spectacular springs throughout the county

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time, Day Shift

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Patient evaluation and assessment focused on high quality outcomes and evidence-based care

  • Assesses patient health status through physical exam, reviews patient history, diagnostic tests and procedures, and reviews labs and other critical data.

  • Diagnoses acute and chronic conditions affecting all organ systems.

  • Initiates orders for medications, laboratory, and other diagnostic testing and medical treatments on appropriate forms

  • Writes and/or dictates progress notes, procedure notes, history, and physical examination, transfers/discharge summaries in accordance with medical policies. Document, code, and complete diagnosis of patient’s condition to facilitate appropriate insurance reimbursement

  • Prescribes interventions and performs therapeutic measures to ensure the appropriate individualized plan of care is implemented. 

  • Provides first or second assistant functions during surgeries; assist in broad aspects of surgery 

  • Attends medical rounds with surgeons and other staff; coordinates treatment plan as part of multidisciplinary team

  • Communicate effectively and work cooperatively with all members of multidisciplinary team

  • Functions independently to assess and treat patients in the outpatient clinic setting.

  • Call responsibilities

  • Maintains working knowledge of JC/CMS/AHCA and Core Measures.

  • Consistently complies with documentation standards and core measure requirements.

  • Participates in STS data collection and long term surgical outcome data interpretation and implementation to improve metrics.

  • Works in the OR as a first assist as needed and participates in call rotation.

  • Abides by medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and hospital policies.

  • Other duties as assigned.


What You Will Need:

  • Computer proficiency
  • Excellent communication
  • Graduate of a physician assistant program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), the successor program to CAAHEP
  • Minimum of two years’ post-graduation clinical experience
  • Critical care experience (preferred)
  • Teaching/preceptor experience (preferred)
  • Experience in operating room/management of patients pre/post-operation. (preferred)
  • Experience in surgery following graduation from physician assistant program (preferred)
  • Current, valid State of Florida physician’s assistance license
  • Current certification through the National Commission Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) OR
  • Temporary state license issued to graduating Physician Assistant considered as valid and current license until such time as the PA is certified by the NCCPA.  New graduates have one year from completion of training to become NCCPA certified
  • BLS (American Heart Association)
  • ACLS (American Heart Association)
  • PALS (American Heart Association)

Job Summary:

The Physician Assistant (PA) will have prescriptive authority in the State of Florida under a practice agreement with a supervising physician as defined by Florida Statute 59R-30.001.  The PA supports the clinical operation with primary focus on clinical services in the inpatient and outpatient setting within their scope of practice as regulated by Florida Statute 458 and 459.  The PA may provide first or second assistant functions during surgery, round with surgeons and other clinical staff, and see patients in the outpatient setting.  Delivery of patient care will be conducted in collaboration with faculty surgeons, residents and physicians including, but not limited to, physical exams, diagnosis and treatment, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventative health, write prescriptions, and assist in surgery.

Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.  Under administrative guidance and physician supervision, will provide comprehensive primary care services, acute care services, and extended care services in the area of nursing and or medicine for individuals and their families.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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