Kaiser Permanente Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery in Clackamas, Oregon
Provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members in a cost effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.
Provide direct assessment, diagnosis and formulation/implementation of treatment plan for patients presenting with neurosurgical illness or injury. Outpatient responsibilities include histories and physicals, preoperative exams, ordering diagnostic studies and medications, screening referrals, scheduling surgeries, and post-operative follow-up. Significant time is spent handling patient inquiries regarding preoperative intra-operative and post-operative care.
Provide surgical services as a first assistant on neurosurgical cases in the operating room. Surgical procedures include craniotomies, tumors, aneurysms, AV malformations, stunts, microsurgery, and laminectomies. Provide surgical call coverage with neurosurgeon on regular department rotation.
Provide inpatient care by rounding on neurosurgical patients during weekdays and/or weekends. Responsibilities include writing post-operative orders, charting follow-up notes, changing dressings, removing sutures, handling ventriculostomy tubings, and assisting with halos in broken neck cases. Dictate all discharge summaries and write discharge orders for follow-up care in the clinic. Perform other duties as requested. The above care must be documented in writing in patient's permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards. All medical care must be provided in accordance with accepted practice standards, hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician) and State licensing guidelines.
Graduate of AMA-approved Physician Assistant program or equivalent requirements to meet State licensure.
High school diploma or GED.
License, Certification, Registration
PA: National certification.
State medical license.
National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.
Minimum two (2) years clinical experience in neurosurgical setting.
Minimum two (2) years surgical experience, with emphasis on neurosurgical procedures.
Graduate of AMA-approved Physician Assistant training program.
Thorough and working knowledge of neurosurgical disease and injuries and their treatment.
Thorough and working knowledge of surgical techniques, with particular emphasis on neurosurgical procedures.
Working knowledge of state health care laws, licensing board regulations and controlled substance regulations. Important to know limitations and when to refer patients to the neurosurgeon.
Ability to assess, diagnose and plan effective treatment for neurosurgical diseases and injuries.
Excellent assistant surgical skills, especially with neurosurgical procedures.
Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment, to see large volume of patients, and to interface with large physician and support staff.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
TITLE: Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery
LOCATION: Clackamas, Oregon
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.