Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Physician Assistant for the department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Services for the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Physician Assistant (PA) assigned to the Female Pelvic medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) service will be expected to function as an active member of the FPMRS patient care team. Responsibilities will be assigned on the hospital floors, in the operating room and when required, in the outpatient area and the emergency department. In all instances, the PA will be under the general supervision of the head of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive surgery service or the “Assigned supervising Physician” (ASP) when such assignments are made by the department chief. The PA will provide a consistency of care of patients and participate in the orientation when new members of the house staff rotate on the service.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs history and physical examination in preparation for pelvic surgery/procedures and document findings in the patient’s record.
Interprets and reports findings to attending physician and resident staff.
Communicates with other members of the health care team (i.e. referring physicians, nurses, etc.) to establish and maintain appropriate plan of care, request appropriate consultations.
Participates in daily patient care rounds with resident staff to determine the overall and daily plan of care.
Interprets laboratory and radiological tests.
Performs postoperative examination of the patient in the office or emergency department setting.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Health Science or a related field.
Graduation from a Physician Assistant Program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Certification from the National Commission for Certification by Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
New Jersey Licensed from the State Board of Medical Examiners-Physician Advisory committee.
Prior experience in clinical medicine.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
There are no significant physical demands with the exception of the following: under 1/3 of the time will be spent walking, sitting, using hands, arms, climbing or balancing; over 2/3 of the time will be spend standing, talking or hearing; under 1/3 of the time lifting of up to or more than 100 pounds will be required. Additionally, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships) and an ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus) are required.
In the case of a new graduate, they may be considered under the condition that he/she successfully takes and passes the Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the New Jersey License examination from the State Board of Medical Examiners—Physician Assistant Advisory Committee on the first available date following his/her graduation. All requirements must be met prior to employment.
Posting Number: 18ST2206
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 70341
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.