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Physician Assistant - Department of Surgery (Breast Surgery) - 69522

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Job Description:

Min Qualifications
Graduation from accredited Physician's Assistant program. Eligible for Texas licensure. No experience requiredJOB DESCRIPTION:To provide patient care assistance in a clinic setting in one or more specialized areas, under the supervision of a primary care physician.
Salary Range

$85,462 - $115,544

Specific Job Related Duties

The Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery - Breast Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, is looking for a full-time Physician Assistant to work with the Attending Surgeons in direct patient care as well as some clinical research. Duties include but are not limited to, serving as a patient navigator, examining and assessing new and established surgical patients; ordering, conducting, and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests; and serving as a liaison between the surgical service, the medical services and the radiology and radiation oncology services. The Physician Assistant will be responsible for patient navigation, patient/family teaching, discharge planning, outpatient follow-ups, and obtaining appropriate ancillary services for the care of surgical patients. The scope of practice will be broad and will include outpatient procedural and evaluation and management services.

To provide patient care assistance for Breast Surgery patients in the clinic setting under the supervision of the surgical faculty.

--- Provide patient services under direct supervision and responsibility of a physician.
--- Elicits detailed patient histories and does complete physical examinations.
--- Determine tentative diagnosis and order appropriate laboratory tests.
--- Counsel patients and family on health and disease.
--- Attend and participate in all Clinics to include Victory Lakes and UTMB Galveston.
--- Disposition of clinic patients, coordination of their care, provide smooth flow of patients from clinic to OR, field clinical phone calls and serve as contact to patients and referring physicians.
--- Completion of disability, FMLA, and insurance forms for patients as needed.
--- Assist in contacting patients post procedures to inquire about post op status, report pathology results if appropriate, and provide patient education.
--- Assist with planning and design of clinical protocol development for Breast Surgery.
--- Participate in quality management.
--- Participate in the reporting of clinical research.
--- Responsible for ensuring that breast cancer patients are not lost to follow up. This activity may include patient calls or sending letters. Generate a monthly report to document this follow up activity.
--- Independently and competently assess patients and identify actual and potential nursing diagnosis/patient care needs.
--- Independently and competently plan and prioritize appropriate care for identified patient groups.
--- Evaluate the patient/family response and outcome(s) to implemented care and modify the plan of care accordingly.
--- Competently and consistently complete accurate, concise and legible documentation on hospital records.
--- Respects and supports patient rights.
--- Practice and promote positive patient and peer relations.
--- Utilizes nursing research and quality improvement to enhance practice.
--- Practice cost containment for the practice and patient.
--- Function as an independent and supportive team member and team leader.
--- Assist in maintaining a positive learning environment.
--- Participate in developing educational outreach program to improve community awareness of services provided by Breast Surgery.
--- Assist in the education of hospital nursing staff concerning the care of surgery patients according to quality measures.
--- Assist in the development of care and support group at UTMB.
--- Adhere to internal controls established for department.
--- Maintain patient Database Program.
--- Create and distribute Survivorship Care Plans (SCP) to the patient and upload into EPIC.
--- Provide an annual report to the Breast Program leadership Committee (BPLC) to document compliance with patient follow up activities and SCP distribution.
--- Upload Multidisciplinary Breast Tumor Board recommendations into the patient's electronic medical record (EPIC) on a weekly basis.
--- Perform related duties as required.

Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Req id: 69522

Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Physician Assistant - Department of Surgery (Breast Surgery) - 69522, Healthcare , Galveston, Texas

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