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Physician Assistant-Pediatric Surgery Clinic

Company: Valley Children's Hospital
Location: Madera
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Physician Assistant-Pediatric Surgery Clinic

The Physician Assistant is accountable for a "defined" patient population. Functions in the roles of expert practitioner, consultant, educator, patient advocate, care coordinator and researcher within a specialized area of practice. Possesses and exhibits a high degree of knowledge, skill and competence in the provision of health care directly to the patient, family or community, or indirectly through guidance of care by other professional personnel. Provision of patient care is conducted and performed utilizing the medical model within the scope of licensure and in accordance with applicable law, regulations, and in accordance with VCH policies. - Upon acceptance of an offer of employment and prior to providing patient care, candidate must submit Scope of Practice and all information for credentialing, to the Medical Staff office, Hospital Interdisciplinary Professional Practice Council.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Rounding on inpatients (both surgical and trauma patients). List of inpatients is usually between 40-60 patients divided among the team of 6 APPs and 1 surgical resident
  • Discharging patients
  • ER, NICU, PICU, and floor consults
  • Minor procedures including but not limited to; gastrostomy tube changes, chest tube removal, peritoneal drain removals, wound care, cecostomy tube changes
  • Outpatient clinic- post-op follow-ups and same day urgent appointments. On average 5-10 patients both in person and phone follow-ups
  • Option as your time/interest allows to assist in operating room
  • Pediatric Surgery/Trauma Call

    • Available to come to hospital and answer calls from nursing staff and families from 6am-6am the day of your call shift
    • Assist on call attending with afternoon/evening consults
    • Return to hospital as needed by the attending you are on call with
    • Return for level one traumas
    • Average number of call shifts is 4 per month
    • Must live within 30 minutes of hospital
    • After training will also cover weekend call shifts about one weekend every 2 months


      Physician Assistant - -Either completion of a Physician Assistant program and an Associate's degree, Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred. Experience in pediatrics and/or surgery is highly desirable. NCCPA is required.
      Position requires - -Basic Life Support (BLS) is required within 30 days of hire or transfer into position. Must successfully complete the credentialing process through the Medical Staff office via Committee on Interdisciplinary Practices (CIDP) for the appropriate scope of practice, written standardized protocols, and furnishing privileges. Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and assume responsibility for inpatient/outpatient care. Strong organizational and time management skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication skills for effective interactions with patients and their family members, and colleagues in multiple medical and surgery disciplines.
      POSITION DETAILS: -Part time (56 hours per two-week pay period), exempt and benefited. Call required and shared on rotation.
      PAY RANGE: $59.00 - $94.00
      LOCATION: Madera, CA
      Based in Madera, CA, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children's hospitals in the country in seven pediatric specialties, Valley Children's has been open for 70 years. - It has grown from a 42-bed hospital to one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the Country. With hospitals and clinics located from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo, you are sure to find an opportunity that fits your lifestyle. Valley Children's maintains a family-like atmosphere to more than 3,000 employees and recognizes that employees play an important role in the success of the entire organization, so employees and their families are rewarded with robust benefits.
      Valley Children's is proud to have dedicated staff committed to the highest quality of pediatric care. From the moment you enter the doors, you will feel at home. They have a strong presence in the community and tremendous pride for the care they deliver. Many Valley Children's employees have been with the organization for over 10 years while others more than 30 years and they continue to grow their career through supported professional growth and development.
      Valley Children's main campus sits in the heart of one of the most beautiful states in the nation, just a short drive from three national parks and your choice of California coastline beaches. No matter your interest, you will have many opportunities for recreation

Keywords: Valley Children's Hospital, Madera , Physician Assistant-Pediatric Surgery Clinic, Healthcare , Madera, California

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