THORACIC SURGERY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

  • Requisition Number: 401413881
  • Department: MEDICAL CENTER
  • Location: Raleigh
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Shift: First/Day
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Occupational Summary
Augment a physician's ability to provide medical services to patients;collect and document data,conduct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations and provide direct patient care services.

Work Performed
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care; record the normal and abnormal data for review by the physician.

Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the data in the patient's record;write progress notes and narrative discharge summaries; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings.

Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures;explain the necessity,preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.

Carry out therapeutic procedures such as cast application and removal,wound suturing and dressing changes; monitor progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintain record of each patient's progress.

Participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician;prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress,adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

May make work assignments for assigned nursing and technical personnel;review the work of other staff; train new personnel.

Participate in teaching medical students and physician assistant students in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.