Physician's Assistant

Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, P.C. Published: June 13, 2018
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JOB SUMMARY:                 Provide direct/indirect plastic surgery services to patients within the education, training and patient care parameters established by the physicians of Long Island Plastic Surgical Group; perform independent and complex tasks of a routine nature that would normally be performed by the supervising physician such as providing patient education, performing perioperative histories and physicals and assisting in surgery.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:

  • Perform patient care duties as directed by the supervising physician

  • Maintain open lines of communication with the supervising physician in regards to a patient’s medical history (or other information) during consultations, before/after surgery, and office visits.

  • See pre-op and post op patients; conduct all preoperative histories and physicals and provide the patient with any prescriptions they will need during the perioperative period; answer any pre/post-operative questions from patients

  • Meet with new and existing patients of the supervising physician during office hours; responsible for inpatient consults when supervising physician is unavailable

  • Completes, notes summaries, evaluations and other medical records using EMR (NexTech)

  • Utilize advanced assessment skills to anticipate complex patient problems specific to plastic surgery

  • Perform a variety of inpatient patient care activities, wound care and dressing changes, removal of drain and sutures, etc.

  • Obtain patient’s medical and personal history; obtain signed consent forms and perform physical evaluations on patients; ensure data entered is complete, accurate, up-to-date and communicated to supervising physician and other medical staff in an organized fashion

  • Provide preoperative preparation for patient by completing surgery scheduling forms, obtaining signed consent forms, handing certification insurance concerns

  • Perform postoperative follow-up assessments on patients

  • Assist supervising physician in the operating room with various tasks such as performing first assist in surgery (i.e. surgical procedures such as retraction, cutting suture, etc.); accompany and assist supervising physician at other hospitals, when necessary

  • Maintain and develop knowledge concerning new surgical techniques, while maintaining the skills of the Primary Care PA

  • Observe and comply with all reasonable policies, rules and regulations of the practice and other facilities

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