AdventHealth Medical Group Pediatric Neurosurgery at Orlando - Surgical P at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 8/15/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
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    Physician Services
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Medical Group Central FL

Job Description

Job Description

Full Time Career Opportunity -Surgical Physician Assistant, PA-C – Pediatric Neurosurgery

AdventHealth for Children located in Orlando, FL

Our Pediatric Neurosurgery Program is known for:

  • Being the first program in the nation to have a director of congenital neurosurgery.
  • An experienced surgical team, performing hundreds of neurosurgeries and neuromedical procedures annually.
  • Being innovators and early adopters of advanced treatments, utilizing leading-edge equipment, techniques and care.
  • Being the only pediatric neurosurgical practice in Central Florida to use the Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C treatment for pediatric patients with complex neurological disorders.
  • Having advanced neuroscience technologies such as a frameless stereotactic surgical navigation system, 3-Tesla MRI, image-guided radiation therapy.
  • Expanding indications for the surgical management of epilepsy. 

General Summary:

The PA-C, under the supervision of the Physician, who acts as the collaborative practitioner, is responsible for:

  • Performing physical examinations of Pediatric Neurosurgery patients in the clinic and hospital setting including, but not limited to: new patient visits, pre; intra and post-operative
  • Surgical 1st assist surgeons in the Operating Room
  • A few of the procedures performed will involve but are not limited to: Brain and Spinal Tumors, Chiari Malformations, Craniofacial Disorders, Hydrocephalus Surgery, Neurofibromatosis, Epilepsy Surgery…
  • Enables continuity of care by managing patient care in pre-, intra- and post-operative settings
  • Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests, such as routine laboratory, X-ray, Ultrasound etc.
  • Monitors the patient’s course of treatment and makes appropriate referral to either a physician or specialist, as needed
  • Collaborates with physician and staff as necessary to provide consistent care to patients and support to staff
  • Displays a caring and professional attitude always as well as maintaining personal and professional growth
  • Candidate must be able to pass a third-party background check and pre-employment drug screen
  • Competitive Salary, Comprehensive Benefits, Extremely low-cost health care premiums for single or family plans
  • Relocation Assistance

  Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, patients, parents and hospital medical staff
  • Desire to become part of a multi-disciplinary pediatric neurosurgery program
  • Some evening and weekend on-call/rounding will be required -Call rotation includes 1 weekend a month

Required Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Previous neurosurgery in pediatrics or first-assist experience in OR (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, and Registration:

  • Current, valid Florida Physician Assistant license
  • NCCPA Certification required
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS certification

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

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