Physician Assistant - Otolaryngology

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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Otolaryngology
Category: Advanced Practice Clinicians
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 837009
Posted On: 5/15/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: Phoenix Children's Division of Otolaryngology is looking to add a Physician Assistant to the team. • • This is a full-time position • This position is for a 10-hour shift, 4 days a week • This position is primarily outpatient clinic; potential consults when new hospitals open • Workday includes: Monday – Friday various days, some flexibility • Management of ENT concerns in medically complex pediatric patients • Procedures for inpatient/outpatient include debridement of ear canals, frenotomy, rigid nasal endoscopies, flexible laryngoscopies, foreign body removal (ear and nose), tracheoscopies, nasal cautery, and more. • This is a very busy surgical practice. • Prefer at least one year of PA experience in pediatrics or surgical specialty • Must be able to work autonomously • If no ENT experience, we are willing to train but must also be willing to self-educate Inpatient: 1. Includes H & Ps, consults, rounding on ENT pediatric patients in all units, post-op care of patients, and procedures. 2. Management of ENT concerns in medically complex pediatric patients, tracheostomies, post-operative patients, and complex airway patients. 3. Occasional OR assist with head and neck cases and other procedures 4. You will be working alongside residents, fellows, APPs, and attendings; must have good communication and interpersonal skills in a multidisciplinary setting. 5. Call requirements: a. You will be responding to hospital and parent phone calls; 3pm-7am b. 2-3 nights per month, Monday-Friday, variable Clinic: 1. Clinic office locations: Main Campus-Phoenix, Mesa, Mercy Gilbert, Estrella, Arrowhead, Avondale 2. Clinic hours 8am – 4pm 3. Obtain H & Ps, complete physical assessments, in-office procedures, order and review diagnostic testing, multidisciplinary planning, and treat pediatric ENT patients. 4. Assist in reviewing provider health messages

This position works in collaboration with the attending physicians and works within their scope of practice to provide excellent clinical care for patients. Plays a critical role in the patient family medical team. Professional who may practice in hospital’s inpatient and/or outpatient setting.

Position Duties

  1. Conducts comprehensive health history, physical assessments and plans for infants, children and young adults with acute and chronic health conditions. Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients.
  2. Orders and prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and performs other therapeutic or corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status.
  3. Formulates family centered plan of care. Performs daily documents as necessary. Collaborated and coordinated care with other team members.
  4. Collects data and analyzes when necessary.
  5. Performs any needed advanced procedures that are associated with their credentialing process DOP.
  6. Utilizes the most up to date and evidence based practice for plan of care and able to alter the plan according to family needs and effectiveness or plan.
  7. Serves as an educational resource to patient/family/ nursing staff/ provider team and other health care teams as needed.
  8. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competences, certifying body renewals, seeking educational offerings when available, and participates in the professional development of others which may include Advanced Practice Provider students, Residents and Medical Students. Acts as a preceptor/mentor for those new in department.
  9. Demonstrates commitment to patient safety by bring up concerns in appropriate manner, reporting through appropriate channels, and ensuring change of practice when necessary. Demonstrates shared accountability of safe practice.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Master’s degree from nationally accredited ARC-PA program.
Required
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association or obtained by start date.
Required
2. Current State of Arizona certification as a Physician Assistant or obtained by start date.
Required
3. Maintain certificate in National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Required
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong verbal communication, and basic computer skills.
Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Constantly
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
14. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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