MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.
General Summary of Position:
Works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team based in the department of Pulmonology/Critical Care, managing the sepsis patient population in the inpatient setting at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH). Primary responsibility involves the coordination and triage of care for patients referred for sepsis evaluation. Specifically, this role requires preliminary assessment of the patient's presenting clinical problem in the context of tests performed and clinical presentation, toward determining the need for further diagnostic testing to be attained prior to proper triage and disposition of the patient for sepsis evaluation. In collaboration with the attending, the PA determines the need for any additional subspecialty physician consultation prior to final diagnosis and treatment is determined. Responsibilities include ensuring adherence to national clinical guidelines/protocols and ensuring an environment of safe quality care. The PA demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation. The PA is responsible for professional development and competency validation. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
- Bachelor's degree required from an accredited Physician's Assistant Program
- Master's in Physician Assistant Studies preferred.
- PA certification, DC License.
- BLS Certification.
- Minimum of 1 year Critical Care experience preferred.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.","datePosted":"2020-10-09T04:51:07.908Z
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