Physician Assistant

Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Acting Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology or their designee performs a variety of duties to encompass but are not limited to the care and management of electrophysiology patients. Works in a collaborative team environment that supports the academic mission to train cardiology and electrophysiology (EP) fellows as well as internal medicine residents. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the patient

 

Responsibilities:
Works closely with the electrophysiology and cardiology fellows to coordinate patient care needs day-to-day.



Obtains and records detailed medical histories. Performs and records complete and detailed physical examinations. Records all pertinent patient information within the medical record.

Writes orders via electronic POM system.



Assists in the preparation of discharge summaries for the attending physician�s signature.



Initiates life saving measures in emergency situations until aid arrives.



Initiates patient orders for admission as directed by the physician and in accordance with the hospital procedure.



Assesses patient status participates in the development of patient care management plans through communication and collaboration with the Registered Nurses attending physicians residents and other members of the interdisciplinary team.



Performs credentialed procedures as delineated by the medical staff credentialing requirements which may include cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) evaluation/management.



Evaluates and cares for patients who present who in the Emergency Room with electrophysiology-related problems.



Performs electrophysiology consultations in the inpatient setting.

Covers inpatient RIH consult service 3-4 days a week regularly; Covers for EP fellows/Cardiology fellows for RIH consult service on post call days clinic days vacation days sick days conference days.

Provides support to RIH Anesthesia services by formulating and implementing perioperative/periprocedural CIED plans for patients undergoing surgery/procedures in the OR interventional radiology and other procedural areas.

Completes required documentation for all patients undergoing procedures in the EP lab. Ensures compliance of documentation standards per hospital policy and Joint Commission requirements.

Responsible for conducting and documenting a detailed history for all (inpatient and outpatient) ICD registry patients to ensure compliance with federal guidelines.

Acts as a mentor teacher and resource for residents and cardiology fellows rotating through the EP service.



Provides training and support in cardiac device management to residents cardiology and EP fellows.



Collects and records EP Lab volume data reports to EP Director on a monthly basis.



Collects data and formulates reports for Rhode Island Hospital EP Lab M&M submitted on a quarterly basis.



Performs pre-procedure clinical evaluation and management of all elective patients undergoing procedures in the EP Lab to ensure patient safety and quality of care and to improve EP lab flow.



Provides coordination of care for hospitalized patients having procedures in the EP Lab to ensure patient safety and quality of care and to improve EP lab flow.



Coordinates care and admission for patients undergoing admission to the ICCU for the initiation of antiarrhythmic drugs; collaborates with the inpatient ICCU team.



Assists in the development of new EP lab processes and policies to ensure patient safety and improve quality.



Provides clinical support and collaborates with the EP Lab lead nurses and Manager Invasive Cardiology Services as requested.



Assists on research projects as requested.



Performs other related duties as required.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program.



Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants and successful completion of American Heart Association Basic Life Support/Advanced Cardiac Life Support course and licensure from the Rhode Island Department of Health.



Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.



EXPERIENCE:

Three to five years� experience in a clinical cardiology strongly preferred



Experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology preferable.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Healthcare environment such as acute care hospitals physicians� offices and ancillary healthcare enterprises.



Works with medical equipment and has direct patient contact.



Any potential hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety procedures and precautions including use safety equipment and protective clothing.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union

Work Schedule: 8:00 A to 6:30P