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Physician Assistant - Division of Orthopedic Surgery

Company: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Day (United States of America)

Seeking Breakthrough Makers

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers countless ways to change lives. Our diverse community of more than 20,000 Breakthrough Makers will inspire you to pursue passions, develop expertise, and drive innovation.

At CHOP, your experience is valued; your voice is heard; and your contributions make a difference for patients and families. Join us as we build on our promise to advance pediatric care-and your career.

CHOP's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

A Brief Overview

The Physician Assistant provides direct and indirect clinical care to patients including physical assessments, diagnosis and treatment plan education, interpreting laboratory and test results, and performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures - within their scope of practice and as approved by Medical Staff Affairs. This role will require the physician assistant to first assist in the operating room for pediatric sport and trauma procedures, coordinate periop care for the surgical patients, conduct pre and post op education for the patient and their families, support the surgeon's clinical practice and act as a liaison between the surgeon and their patients. The ideal candidate will be comfortable practicing autonomously along with working in a team environment.


  • Manage a cohort of patients, perform and document daily assessments, collect data, and analyze findings to inform family-centered plans of care.
  • Perform advanced procedures listed in the Scope of Practice and approved as a part of the credentialing process.
  • Serve as a consultant and educational resource to patients, families, students, and multidisciplinary healthcare team members.
  • Participate in scholarly activities and maintain required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate educational offerings.
  • Address safety issues and demonstrate shared accountability for safe practice. Education
    • Required: Bachelor's degree- Physician Assistant Skills and Abilities
      • Ability to work in a team setting with multiple responsibilities
      • Ability to use computer and electronic medical records effectively Licenses and Certifications
        • Required (upon hire): Licensed Physician Assistant - Pennsylvania State Licensing Board or New Jersey State Licensing Board (depending on location)
        • Required (upon hire): Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
        • Required (within 3 months): Prescriptive Authority - Pennsylvania State Licensing Board or New Jersey State Licensing Board (depending on location)
        • Required (upon hire): Basic Life Support (BLS)*
        • Required (upon hire): Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)*
        • Required (upon hire): Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)*

          *Must be issued through an organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (i.e., American Heart Association or Red Cross).

Keywords: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia , Physician Assistant - Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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