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Physician Assistant in Philadelphia at Shriners Hospitals for Children

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Augment the physician's data-gathering abilities and assist the supervising physician in reaching decisions and instituting care plans for the physician's patients.

Evaluates follows up patients in clinic, demonstrates appropriate assessment skills and dictates note in appropriate format (SOAP, for example).  Presents pertinent findings and plans to the supervision physician for review, when indicated.


Gathers information from the history and physical exam of new (screening) patients, pre-op patients or patients being admitted to the hospital, formulates assessments, proposes plan of management, dictates H&P within 24 hours and signs them in a timely manner.


Makes pre visit phone calls to selected patient applicants with complex young spine problems to answer parent questions about our specialty services. Obtains pertinent history, reviews pre-visit studies, summarizes and reviews with attending to facilitate appropriate initial clinic evaluation.


Evaluates and dictates progress notes on requested studies of long distance post op patients, and reviews with supervision physician as indicated.


For discharged post op patients, promptly enters clinically sensitive information such as new prescriptions/refills for pain medication or acute clinical changes in the electronic medical records (SHCIS) to decrease risk for duplication or medical error.


Communication/Interpersonal Skills:

Provides additional education and reassurance to parents of children with complex problems during clinic visits, as needed.


Seeks ongoing feedback from supervising physicians to continually improve clinical skills.


Collaborates with the other health team members demonstrating the commitment to the philosophy of family centered care and care coordination principles.  Discusses and plans patient care with clinical care coordinators/nurses.


Serves as a medical resource to coworkers seeking answers to clinical questions about which the physician assistant may have some prior experience or fund of knowledge.

Job Requirements

Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant Program; Current Pennsylvania certification as a Physician Assistant; Current National Certification as a Physician Assistant as per the NCCPA standards; Pediatric CPR and PALS certification; Pediatric rehabilitation and/or orthopedic experience preferred; Willingness to be an active participant in a family centered, interdisciplinary care coordination model of patient care.