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Physician Assistant - Radiation Oncology, Full-time, Days

Location Warrenville, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medical Group Job REQID 73581 Job Function Physician Assistant Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Benefits

  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Description

The Physician Assistant reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

Schedule: M-F, days; no nights/weekends/holidays/on-call

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates clinical expertise and expanded knowledge through patient care activities which may include diagnosis and management of a wide range of health problems.
  • Responsible for health outcome of an assigned patient population.
  • Confers with collaborating physician in area of clinical expertise.
  • Consults with other professionals in areas of clinical expertise.
  • Develops appropriate educational systems for patients, families and staff in areas of expertise.
  • Mentors staff/students in aspects of advanced nursing practice and patient care.
  • Actively participates in research pertinent to area of expertise.
  • Clinical:
    • Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients' health status by taking health histories and performing physical examinations in specialty area.
    • Provides primary prevention strategies and management of stable health problems.
    • Provides specialty care to assigned patients that may include both stable and unstable chronic health problems.
    • Establishes diagnoses for common short-term or chronic health conditions.
    • Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices and other home health aids or medication according to clinical privileges.
    • Temporary practice (license pending) does not include prescriptive authority.
    • Orders and follows up appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, EKGs and diagnostic procedures specified in clinical privileges.
    • Evaluates patients to determine their need for further health care.
    • Teaches and counsel patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, plan of care, anticipated outcomes, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs.
    • Documents in the medical record all care provided and/or procedures performed for which the Licensed Physician Assistant is responsible.
    • Refers to other disciplines as appropriate.
    • Directs and operates nurse administered clinics designed to serve stable patients.
    • Consultant to other disciplines in areas of expertise.
  • Demonstrates the following professional attributes:
    • Integrates research based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision making.
    • Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation.
    • Advocate for patients, families, coworkers, the community and nursing profession.
    • Assumes a leadership role in professional activities and organizations.
    • Advances the profession through presentations and publications. 
  • Leadership/Organization:
    • Serves as a patient advocate and role model for Patients First.
    • Mentors staff to ensure quality of health care practices.
    • Assists with policy development and review in area of expertise.
    • Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces.
    • Consults with management in assessment, problem solving, decision making, and evaluating clinical/system issues.
  • Education:
    • Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families.
    • Develops and participates in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff.
    • Serves as a role model and preceptor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
    • Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty.
    • Provides formal orientation and education of nursing staff and graduate students pertinent to area of specialty. 
  • Research:
    • Actively participates in research pertinent to area of expertise.

AA/EOE

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program
  • Current license as a Physician's Assistant in the State of Illinois.
  • Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a mid level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number.
  • Privileged and credentialed through the NMH Medical Staff Office (MSO).
  • CardioPulmonary Resuscitation recognition (healthcare provider level).
  • Minimum of two (2) years of PA experience

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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