Physician Assistant - Department of Surgery (Breast Surgery) - 69522
Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Posted on: March 19, 2020
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
$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
--- Provide patient services under direct supervision and
responsibility of a physician.
--- Elicits detailed patient histories and does complete physical
--- Determine tentative diagnosis and order appropriate laboratory
--- 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
--- 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
--- 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 cost containment for the practice and patient.
--- Function as an independent and supportive team member and team
--- Assist in maintaining a positive learning environment.
--- Participate in developing educational outreach program to
improve community awareness of services provided by Breast
--- 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
--- 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
--- 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
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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