• Physician Assistant- Cardiac Surgery

    Posted Date 3 days ago(12/14/2018 1:52 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE IMSL MS OPC Cardiology
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Physician Assistant will 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.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


    Salary:  Negotiable


    Assessment of health status of patients - Obtains a relevant health and medical history, performs a physician examination both focused and comprehensive, depending on patient needs, identifies health risks and needs, updates and records changes in health status, assesses mental and functional status.

    Diagnosis - Formulates an appropriate differential diagnosis based on history, physical exam and clinical findings, identifies needs of the individual, and family as a result of the patient interview (history) and physical exam.

    Develop a plan of care - Provides an acceptable plan of care that maximizes the patient’s health potential and takes into account: ordering of appropriate diagnostic tests, identifying and prescribing appropriate pharmacologic agents when needed, and identifying and planning non-pharmacologic interventions when appropriate, and develops a plan for education of the patient and their family or caregiver. Consults with physicians and other health professionals when needed.

    Implementation of the plan - Plans are based on established priorities and include: accurately conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing pharmacologic agents under prescriptive protocols, providing relevant and timely patient and caregiver education, and making appropriate referrals to other health professionals.  Follows up on the client by phone calls, rounds, scheduled visits and lab results.  Facilitates patient participation and self-care when able, and provides information to patients and families in order for them to make decisions and choices about their health care.  Promotes optimal health of the patient by including preventive and health promotion activities into the plan of care, participates in clinical pathway development and quality management activities.


    Documentation and Billing - Responsible for appropriate documentation and billing notations for care that is given.


    Professional Development - Seeks out opportunities to improve skills and knowledge.


    Other duties as assigned.




    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in health science or related field of study and one (1) year as a Physician Assistant in surgical specialty.
    • PA Certified in the State of Arkansas (or eligibility for certification).
    • Certified as a Physicians Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Previous experience in cardiothoracic surgery or other surgical specialty

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools


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