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Physician Assistant- Hospitalist - Muskogee, Oklahoma - Acute Care

Company: Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center
Location: Muskogee
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Physician Assistant- Hospitalist - Muskogee, Oklahoma

The incumbent will be part of the Facility's Hospitalist Team and his/her duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Admits and manages inpatients including patients, including in the Intensive Care Unit, with general adult medical illnesses. This includes admitting patients and performing histories and physical examinations; rounding on patients and writing progress notes; discharge planning and timely completion of discharge summaries.
  • Works closely with specialists and primary care Physicians to ensure that inpatients receive continuous high-quality care.
  • Coordinates the transfer of patients with other hospitals if necessary.
  • Provides inpatient internal medicine consultations to other services, including but not limited to, Mental Health, Rehab, and Surgery.
  • Participates in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.
  • Communicates with incoming and off going Hospitalists to ensure continuity of care.
  • Attends Medical Service staff meetings and meetings of the Medical/Dental staff whenever scheduling allows.
  • Serves on Medical Staff committees.
  • Completes all medical records (including discharge summaries) in accordance with Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff.
  • Ability to participate in the teaching of medical residents and students.
  • Ability to perform minor bedside procedures (Central venous access / arterial line placement/ paracentesis / thoracentesis / intubation/ vent management).
  • Ensure discharge summaries are completed timely. Ideally, the discharge summary will be dictated prior to patient being discharged from facility.
  • Documentation of care in the medical record in keeping with the bylaws of the Medical Center.
  • Provide supervisory oversight residents, fellows, medical students, PA students, as appropriate, who are assigned to the Medicine Inpatient/ER Service.
  • Provide supervisory oversight of the clinical care on the Medicine Inpatient/ER service and ambulatory clinic of Physician Assistants as appropriate.
  • Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
  • Ensures that the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies.

    • Involved in performance improvement and quality assurance initiatives.
    • Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff.
    • Is involved in the supervision and teaching of residents and other trainees assigned to service as appropriate.
    • Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in implementation of treatment plan as appropriate regarding their patients.
    • Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate.
    • Plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs that might further the educational and mission goals of the VA healthcare system.

      • Serve on Medical Center, VISN and/or National VA committees or task forces.
      • Represent the Medicine Inpatient/ER Service on hospital committees as directed by the Chief of Medicine Inpatient/ER, Chief of Staff and Medical Center Director.
      • Maintain CME and re-licensure as dictated by Veterans Administration, State, and the American Board of Internal Medicine rules and regulations.

        Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. this may be a week on/off position.
        Telework: Not available
        Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
        Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
        Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
        Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Keywords: Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center, Broken Arrow , Physician Assistant- Hospitalist - Muskogee, Oklahoma - Acute Care, Healthcare , Muskogee, Oklahoma

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