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VCU Health System Physician Assistant - R in Richmond, Virginia

  • JOB SUMMARY

  • The chief objective of this position:

  • To provide medical and/or surgical care and treatment to a specific patient population under the supervision of physician(s). Provides diagnostic, therapeutic and/or preventive healthcare service, as delegated by a physician. May perform any or all of the following: histories and physicals; order and interpret tests; make preliminary diagnosis; treat injuries/illness; assist with surgical procedures; counsel patient and/or prescribe medication and those invasive procedures defined by the Virginia Board of Medicine. Works collaboratively with the medical team to deliver organized, timely, cost effective and quality patient care. May supervise support staff.

  • The Physician Assistant will provide patient care under defined departmental and state approved scope of practice and under the supervision of an attending physician(s). The level of supervision will be commensurate with the complexity of the patient’s condition and as approved by the Board of Medicine. These protocols are acknowledged by the Physician Assistant and all of the supervising physicians.

  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

  • Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the Virginia Board of Medicine

  • Physician Assistant Certification (PA-C) by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

  • Current CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications where needed

  • Credentialing in accordance with medical staff by-laws for specific job title

  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

  • Current license as a Physician Assistant by the Virginia Board of Medicine

  • Current PA-C certification

  • Current CPR and BLS certifications

  • Current ACLS certification where needed

  • Current prescriptive authority/licensure by the Virginia Board of Medicine

  • Credentialing in accordance with medical staff by-laws for specific job title

  • Experience REQUIRED:

  • Previous clinical experience with the population served

  • Experience PREFERRED

  • Three (3) years of previous clinical experience with the population served

  • Previous experience in an academic healthcare system

  • Education/training REQUIRED: (Note: work experience may be considered in lieu of credentials not required by law with HR approval. Work experience must be specific to role)

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program

  • Successful completion of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE)

  • Education/training PREFERRED:

  • N/A

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